In 1979 Jim's sister, Lil, and Rick had just been married. Some didn't think I should be in the family photo as we were "just going out." I think we knew then, that we would be forever. I have always looked up to Jim. He can drive me crazy with some of his habits, but he is my best friend! He has always supported me, encouraged me and accepted me for who I am. This was just the beginning of our love story!
I was so nervous as my brother walked me down the aisle...not about getting married, but about the ceremony. Apparently Jim was nervous too. Later someone told me that it was so sweet that we held each other's hand during the ceremony. We were just holding each other up!
Tomorrow will mark 35 years with this man! We've changed over the years, but we've changed together. We've been through wonderful times and some horrible times. Jim has been my rock. I have been his greatest cheerleader! Love each other to the end! Happy Anniversary a day early to my best friend!
A footnote: We chose the 18th of October before Hallmark chose it for Sweetest Day! It makes it so difficult to find a place to celebrate our anniversary!