happy anniversary to us

Tomorrow is our 36th anniversary. We stood together under a gazebo at Signal Point, a little park overlooking a bend in the Tennessee River near Chattanooga, and promised to love each other until death did us part.

I was happy to be married, although it was not nearly as easy as I had hoped. The first ten years were pretty tough, actually. We were young and didn’t know what we were doing. And by the time we had kids I was working too hard—on everything but my marriage.

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