St. Bob and I had an anniversary not too long ago, and once again I marveled at the seemingly sad state of marriage when I went shopping for a greeting card.
First of all, the anniversary cards are located right next to the sympathy cards, and seem to be written by miserable people.
Most of them are apologetic. I know I never tell you how much you mean to me, but…
Or afraid to commit to too many compliments. You and I are a pair, aren’t we? Wishing you a Happy Anniversary!
Some wallow in gloom. We’ve stuck together through all the storms, the hard times life gives us, those moments when the world looks pretty bleak…
Or they dodge the issue entirely by making lame jokes. Two sloths “still hanging in there,” or two frogs, one of which says, “I’d croak for you.”
Finally I find one that raves about the perfect partner, the amazing luck at finding him, and the love and excitement that builds every day. Oh, wait. That was a blank one, so I wrote it myself.
You can find my books right here. Come to think of it, they make wonderful anniversary gifts!