I called to talk with my Aunt Patsy this morning...She and "Uncle Johnny" are my mom's God-parents. They are so wonderful but aging, and their health is deteriorating so it's becoming hard for them to get around.
Anyway, yesterday was their 63rd wedding anniversary. I asked Patsy if she and Johnny had a special dinner in their apartment or anything. She said no, but then told me this sweet little story.
They were getting ready for bed last night...following their regular bedtime routine, when Johnny slipped back into the kitchen. Patsy thought he must've been hungry.
Now, 63 years ago, Johnny and Patsy were married at 8:30 in the evening in a candlelight ceremony...very romantic.
So around 8:15 or so, Johnny came out of the kitchen balancing two glasses of V8 juice on his walker for them to toast each other at 8:30pm! Surprise!
This couple is a perfect example of how it's the little things in life that bring happiness. I admire them so much...and if I had a V8 right now, I'd raise my glass to these two sweethearts.
On a day when much of the nation is remembering a sad anniversary, let's remember to honor the happy ones too...so there can be many more of them to come in our lives!!