30 Years is Not Enough

By , August 14, 2012

Today, Michelle and I celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.

Like most of our celebrations, this one will be simple, low key, and will center around food. Just what’s on the menu, we’re not sure at this point. Better to wait and see what comes our way. It’ll be something home grown or gathered, for sure.

That’s an appropriate way to celebrate a marriage that, for 30 years, has been so often about seeing what comes our way. Not to say we’re passive, just very flexible.

Thirty years can be both forever and the blink of an eye, depending on the situation. While we sometimes feel it’s impossible to look back that far, we often think that we have hardly had enough time together.

While we’re celebrating the happy event, we’re also very aware that time is running out in a way—Aly heads back to school the day after tomorrow. That adds a bit of urgency and poignancy to what is usually a very low-key celebration.

A couple of years ago, I wrote about the wedding itself, and posted some photos of the event.

2 Responses to “30 Years is Not Enough”

  1. Valerie says:

    Happy 30th anniversary! My husband and I celebrated our 30th in May. It is hard when the kids leave. My youngest is a junior in college and I still find it difficult. Seems life is flying by faster and faster so we better enjoy each day. Valerie in SC

  2. Mark Zeiger says:

    I totally agree, Valerie! Congratulations to you and your husband. In our generation, 30 years of marriage seems like a rarity.

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