That’s 39 years
20 512 800 minutes
1 230 768 000 seconds
roughly speaking that’s how long we’ve been married!*
Yes, today is our 39th wedding anniversary 🙂
I must admit it doesn’t seem like that long ago, which I think is a good thing – it’s been full of ups and downs along the way, but that’s life isn’t it?
Apparently the gift for 39 years of marriage is lace and the modern theme for 39 years is laughter. I can definitely relate to the laughter 🙂
This sums it up perfectly:
The story continues
Over the years I’ve written a few posts telling the story of our wedding, but in short, I was 19 and one month to the day and the Mathematician was turning 23 later in the month. We were young, in love and so very happy! We may not be so young anymore but we’re still happy and in love and that’s what counts.
If I’m being honest I look pretty nervous in some of the wedding photos and I’m not a huge fan of some of them, even after all this time, but they tell the story. I’ve definitely improved the Debbie Smile over the years 🙂
We’ve had great role models in our parents’ long marriages but do concede we are not the norm these days! It’s sad that this is the first anniversary without both my father and my father in law, they set great examples for us both.
Our three daughters are our greatest achievement in my opinion and we’re very proud of them.
And because I love a good quote I’ve included these two that say it so well.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. Paul Sweeney
A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. Dave Meurer
Do you have any advice to offer for newly-weds or oldy-weds like us?
I always love hearing from you 🙂
*You do know I married a Mathematician?
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