Saturday, January 21, 2012

Happy Anniversary to the World's Best Husband


Forty-five years ago, a nineteen year old girl and a twenty-two year old boy got married. Our courtship was short and we really didn't know each other the way couples today seem to after prolonged relationships. He was beginning graduate school and in those days, that was a good reason to get married--so we wouldn't be separated. We both like to read, see movies. That seemed like enough at nineteen.


Phil has never said a mean word to me. Not once. I have never gone to bed angry, sad or worried about anything to do with him. He has been my biggest bolster, my best friend. When people comment on the success of our marriage, it is truly because of Phil, the biggest blessing in my life. I am just the free rider on this journey.

27 comments:

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Patti, congratulations to you both!

Charlieopera said...

Congrats to the both of you. Nice to read that this morning.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - Oh, congratulations and Happy Anniversary! Many more happy years to you both!

Chad said...

Congrats. That was a wonderful way to start the day.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Congrats to both of you. What a great way to start the day.

sandra seamans said...

Happy anniversary to both of you!!

Gerald So said...

Happy anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful testimonial! I bet Phil's ears are red today.

Congratulations to you both and many more happy years.

Jeff M.

Joe Barone said...

Congratulations. Aren't you blessed! In a way, I understand your gratitude. I have similar feelings about my wife and our many years together.

James Reasoner said...

Heartiest congratulations to both of you!

Naomi Johnson said...

Congratulations, Patti! I know you've both worked very hard to make it look so easy.

Cullen Gallagher said...

Congratulations, Patti!

Richard R. said...

Forty-five years of bliss. Wow, that's very impressive. Congratulations to you both, hope you have some very special plans.

Charles Gramlich said...

Congratulations to you both.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely testimonial. Happy anniversary and many more, too!
Michel

David Cranmer said...

Big congrats to both of you!

George said...

Phil is a lucky guy, too. Forty-five years is a considerable time to be happy. Hope you and Phil enjoy 45 more years of happiness together!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks everyone. I spent the day in bed--but not in a good way.

Richard S. Wheeler said...

The Best Friend part is what is so beautiful. May all your future years together be as blessed.

Deb said...

I know you're modest, but I'm sure your kindness, consideration, and good-heartedness played a role in staying married for 45 years. Congratulations to you and your husband!

K. A. Laity said...

Congratulations. I am envious.

Cap'n Bob said...

Sounds like the antithesis of my union. Congrats to you both.

Bryon Quertermous said...

Happy Anniversary. I hope mine is as successful and fulfilling.

Al Tucher said...

I would tentatively declare this union a success :-) Congratulations to you both!

Yvette said...

You are a truly fortunate woman, Patti. Belated Happy Anniversary good wishes to you and your honey.

Dorte H said...

Congratulations to both of you!

Todd Mason said...

Belated congratulations! And take credit for a good marriage, it definitely takes two. (Or more, for those destructors of All That Is Good And Pure that dare be polyandrous or polygynous!)