Today I celebrate 32 years of being with Tom. It's not our wedding anniversary but the anniversary of when we started dating. I wrote about it here and here. I love telling the story about how we met in the fruit and vegetable store. I was so young and he was so cute.
I remember Tom telling me how much he loved me right away. At 16, it wasn't easy for me to say "I love you" back, but when I did I meant it. I'm so blessed God allowed me to meet the man I was going to marry at such a young age. I'm blessed that I didn't have to kiss many frogs to get my prince. My prince was delivered to my neighborhood between the peas and coconuts. He looked like a prince so it wasn't hard to pick him out of a crowd.
Being together for 32 years is a blessing. Everyday is a gift. I treasure my time with Tom. I love spending time with him. I love ministering with him. I love traveling with him. I love sharing life with him.
In some ways 32 years is a long time and in others it feels like only the beginning. I love you Tom and I will always remain,
(The picture above was taken 32 years ago on February 19, 1978 by my brother-in-law)