Yesterday my wife was gracious enough to remind me
that TO-Day is our wedding anniversary. So when I woke
up this morning, I was wise enough to start the day with
‘Happy Anniversary, Baby.”
13 years ago today I got off a plane in Guiyang, China.
I flew there by myself – after spending a few days in
Guangzhou with the man who helped translate letters
back and forth.
Then, when I boarded the plane for my wife’s hometown,
I did so with three dictionaries in tow. The first, a small
pocket-sized, the two others were considerably bigger.
And boy, did I ever need them at that time.
When I got off the plane I had to walk from the runway
to the baggage claim. No big deal, right? Well, it was when
you consider the baggage claim was OUTSIDE. In 1993, China
was a very different place than it is today.
I spotted my wife and her sister waiting for me, along with their
Uncle, who had some English speaking skills. The ladies faces were
caked in white makeup, signifying a very special event.
One week later we were married. I wrote in my journal that day,
“Today was the wedding – now on it’s the marriage.” Two
very different things, eh?
Anyone can put together a wedding. But staying married, even for
a year, is an accomplishment these days. Staying happily married
is even more challenging.
My parents have been married for 55 years.
We’ve got 42 years to go to catch them. Double wow.
In a few minutes I’m taking Zhannie out for breakfast. I’ll be eating
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P.S. I may be having a belated wedding anniversary event tomorrow, so