6/6/88 – we thought that was a cool date; still is, because both of us can remember it. We’re not ones to make a big to-do about our wedding anniversaries but we are proud of this one, and we would have loved to celebrate.

Ironically we have created such busy lives for ourselves that, no matter how we’ve tried to rejigger this day, there isn’t even time for a celebratory lunch. And that does make me sad. But alas, that is the way life is. I simply have too much work at work, and in the evening there’s graduation at our son’s school which he and I have to attend, and our daughter has another end-of-school-year celebration, so there won’t be a family dinner outing either. We would have loved to do a short cruise with the kids, but summer school starts right after school ends, so that won’t happen either. I think we have to come up with a cruise later in the summer, even if not all the kids can come along – our summer is challenging this year schedule-wise – but somehow, this achievement of 25 years of happy marriage has to be celebrated! Suggestions welcome…