twentieth anniversary

Today Terry and I celebrate our twentieth wedding anniversary. Lest you think I am sitting at the computer blogging on such a significant day, I have written this in advance, and while WordPress takes care of publishing this blog entry automatically, Terry and I are off to Monterey spending two nights at the Monterey Bay Inn, with a beautiful rom overlooking Monterey Bay.

It’s hard to believe that it has been twenty years since that warm, sunny Saturday in Hemet, CA when we exchanged our vows at the Religious Science church. We wrote our own vows and had our favorite songs performed by two beloved musicians from the Religious Science church in San Jose. (Those songs were, in case you were wondering, “All I Ask of You” from Phantom of the Opera, “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “As Time Goes By.”)  The caterer did a great job in setting up multiple food stations rather than a long buffet line. Not that we got very much to eat, since we were busy talking with those in attendance. We spent Saturday night at the Ontario Hilton, before heading home to Mountain View, and a honeymoon a couple of weeks later.

In 1994 I was in Religious Science and Terry and I were renting in Mountain View. 1997 was a watershed year. I became part of the Episcopal Church, we bought our house in Gilroy, and I joined my current employer. Today in 2014 we are in the same house, I am with the same employer, and I am once again part of the Episcopal Church after my eleven year sojourn in the Lutheran world.

What’s really important is that Terry and I are still together, still doing well, and still happy. It’s been a marvelous twenty years and I look forward to many, many more.



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