Mike and I celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary today on the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Antioch.
The crisp, cool air of Autumn; the partly cloudy skies, the colorful swirling leaves are all reminiscent of our special day so many years ago. I hardly recognize myself in that picture ( who is that woman of 125 pounds with the slim waistline? We haven't seen her around here in a long time LOL)
I am grateful to God for a wonderful husband in Mike. He is a man of faith who "walks the talk" when it comes to practicing his Catholic faith. He is an excellent provider and has a wonderful work ethic that has kept him gainfully employed for over 25 years in the financial sector. He has gotten up everyday to "hit the pavement" in order to provide for his family; and allow me the luxury of being a SAHM to our two girls.
He is a wonderful father who spends quality time with Hayley and Hannah. During my oldest daughter's golf season ( she plays on a high school golf team) you will find him on the various golf courses cheering Hayley along; sometimes standing for 5-7 hours during a long tournament or two.
In the summer you will often find him at the pool with your youngest daughter Hannah. But most importantly you will find him at church EVERY Sunday worshiping with his family; setting an excellent example for his girls.
Mike is a generous friend to all. There isn't anything that he wouldn't do for his friends. He certainly is my best friend, and has been all these years. Now, mind you we have had some squabbles through the years but who hasn't right? We both have Irish tempers, and they do get the best of us at times. Sorry girls!
However, when it is all said and done we know where we stand with each other. And that is in love. We respect the" Sanctity of Marriage", and I am especially grateful to God for giving us the "graces" to withstand "difficult times " to get to this 21st year. So many marriages today crumble. It is sad!
So there you have it our 21 years of marriage today. I will leave you with a great quote from another great saint!
"As a pilot calls on winds and a storm-tossed mariner looks
homeward, so the times call on you to win your way to God. As God's
athlete, be sober; the stake is immortality and eternal life."- St. Ignatius of Antioch