Day 16: 20th Anniversary

20 years ago today Anthony and I started dating. We were at a social in Giroux, Manitoba. The rest is history!

Since all anniversaries need something mushy, here is a love poem that I like….

The Key to Love
The key to love is understanding … The ability to comprehend not only the spoken word, but those unspoken gestures, the little things that say so much by themselves.

The key to love is forgiveness …. to accept each other’s faults and pardon mistakes, without forgetting, but with remembering what you learn from them.

The key to love is sharing … Facing your good fortunes as well as the bad, together; both conquering problems, forever searching for ways to intensify your happiness.

The key to love is giving … without thought of return, but with the hope of just a simple smile, and by giving in but never giving up.

The key to love is respect … realizing that you are two separate people, with different ideas; that you don’t belong to each other, that you belong with each other, and share a mutual bond.

The key to love is inside us all … It takes time and patience to unlock all the ingredients that will take you to its threshold; it is the continual learning process that demands a lot of work … but the rewards are more than worth the effort … and that is the key to love.

Your Anniversary Celebrating Friend,