It is the happy 40th anniversary of my marriage to the woman I call Flo. We have been married since July of 1970 and it feels like we are celebrating a rather special event. This anniversary obviously comes with great fond memories and it also marks forty years of being married and one that I look forward to each day.
The first item on our wish list for the happy 40th anniversary is obviously a vacation. Since we live in Florida, we often wonder how far a vacation can be from home, let alone Florida. It has become somewhat of a tradition here to take a year off and come back for an extended stay. I think this is a terrific idea because not only do we get to spend more time with each other, but it gives us something to look forward to each year. Another item on the wish list for the happy 40th anniversary would be a Caribbean cruise. It may not seem like much now, but it does feel like a dream come true when you think about it.
Some people really don't know where to begin when it comes to planning a happy 40th anniversary celebration. One of the most important things to remember is that it is supposed to be fun. Don't be afraid to do things that you haven't done before and don't feel shy about enjoying your spouse's favorite activities. This way, it doesn't feel like a big event but more of a regular occurrence.
Since we are living in Florida, I am not surprised that we spend a lot of money on our annual trip to Miami Beach. As soon as we get home, the plans to start in earnest. We plan a variety of different types of outings for the day including having a wetsuit fitting, going to the beach, dining at a fabulous restaurant, and of course, fireworks. This all gets done in a matter of hours as the sun begins to set.
To make sure that my husband and I have a blast this year, we have scheduled a game of golf for mid-July. Since I can drive him nearly anywhere, it is just what the doctor ordered. This has been a great way to bond with each other and enjoy a little outdoor activity together. We also have planned a number of other activities such as going to a sporting goods store, going to the beach, and taking a day of skiing in the morning. Each of these events has been filled with not only laughter but excitement as well.
The day that we celebrate the happy 40th anniversary of my marriage is actually a rather routine affair. We start by talking about some of the things that we miss about each other and how those things are no longer part of our lives. We talk about our children and grandchildren and what they mean to us. We share some sentimental favorites and finally I give my husband a kiss and say good-bye for the day.