Monday, March 31, 2008

18 Years Together


This is how we looked 18 years ago....

Today was our 18th wedding anniversary. I took the day off and we spent the day like two old married people. I bought her a set of golf clubs as she had expressed an interest in learning to play the game I have played so badly for 22 years! Because we are in Buffalo, there are a couple of "golf-domes" around: indoor driving ranges where you can go when it's nasty out and work on your game or just release some frustration.

When we went there today for the first time, to the Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome, we were pleasantly surprised. Nice space, driving range, mini-golf, pro shop, restaurant...it is very complete. I called one of the instructors and set us up for joint lessons so Terri can get off on the right foot and I can see if I can find my right foot.

What's this got to do with leadership? Well....you see....it takes a lot of give and take to stay together forever. We love each other deeply and life has many ups and downs, especially with 5 children. Yes. 5.

Through all of our challenges as a married couple, we have endured because we each know the most important part is staying together, working through the tough times and relishing the good times. We've created quite a life and we try to set the right example for the 5 lives we have brought into the world. We provide leadership and guidance to each other, as well as to our children. Our love is our compass.

Remember to hold sacred those relationships that mean the most. (I Love you, baby!)

4 comments:

Peter said...

Congrats to you both! Nothing says I love you more than a set of golf clubs. Now you'll have to be careful when you say "honey, wanna play around?" You may not get what you're looking for....lol

Terri said...

I love you too, sweetheart!

Peter said...

The cake had to be the dessert since you're wearing the dinner on your shirt....lmao

Salesdiva said...

Congrats! I remember that picture. It was in our kitchen in Radcliff. Ron and I love you both and am so glad that we have been BFF for those 18 years...no matter where we have lived.

Now the real test is can we survive each other for a week on Vacation in FL. Ha! Not a problem.