Throwback Thursday: Max & Carol 9/10/1983

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"Happiness is being married to your best friend."

Next Monday, September 10th, would have been our 35th wedding anniversary. I just love this picture of us on our wedding day.

I will be out of town on Monday picking up Max's sister to bring her to Wenatchee to spend a few weeks with me. Max would be pleased to know Connie and I will be together for this special day.  Connie adored Max, her older brother.


It's interesting to look back on that day and how clueless we were about what life would have in store for us.  All we knew is, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, we wanted to face it all together... and we did!

It was impossible for me to realize at the time how I could become even more in love with my husband as the years went by.  When he passed away, I remember thinking the world just shouldn't be without him.  I still feel that way, but I'm learning how to carry on until we are reunited. What a sweet day that will be!

 

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Grant Schneider
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Carol - thank you for sharing this.  My wife and I will be married 40 years on the 9th.  We have understood in sickness and in health.

Sep 06, 2018 09:44 AM #19
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Susan Haughton
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That brought tears - happy and bittersweet ones, as well - to my eyes.  Great photo!  Such a good looking couple. 

Sep 06, 2018 10:56 AM #20
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Carol,

What a beautiful picture and I can feel the love just by looking at it.   Thank you for sharing it.  A

Sep 06, 2018 11:03 AM #21
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,
Yes, those were the days! I still miss my husband but I am so grateful we found each other and had 28 years together. 

Sep 06, 2018 03:39 PM #22
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Hi Brian England ,
We had quite the life and I'm so grateful for the 28 years we had together. 

Sep 06, 2018 03:40 PM #23
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Hi Marie Story 
Yes, we were... and we both knew it at the time!  No regrets. 

Sep 06, 2018 03:40 PM #24
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Hi Grant Schneider ,
Congratulations on 40 years together!
Happy Anniversary!

Sep 06, 2018 03:43 PM #25
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Thank you Susan Haughton 
We were blessed to be together 28 years!

Sep 06, 2018 03:44 PM #26
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Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel ,
It is my favorite wedding photo.

Sep 06, 2018 03:44 PM #27
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Carol- I'm sure that Monday will be hard for you but  I am also happy that Max's sister will be there to share memories with you. I just sent you a virtual hug. 

Sep 06, 2018 05:38 PM #28
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Carol, you and Margaret are kindred spirits. It's very clear to me after reading your post. Thank you for sharing a bit of your love story. I just believe - even though I did not get that lucky, I still believe it - that it is the most special and beautiful thing in the world.

Sep 06, 2018 07:24 PM #29
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Those are lovely sentiments, Carol. I also love that you have stayed connected to his family. That makes me smile.

Sep 06, 2018 08:01 PM #30
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Your post brought tears to my eyes, Carol. Recently Ray was hospitalized and I wasn't so sure he was coming home. He's completely rebounded now but, I can relate to your thoughts about the world being without Max. I am 'watching' you and admiring you from afar as you carry yourself so gracefully through this life here on your own. You're so right - there will be a huge celebration when you are reunited!

I hope you enjoy time spent with Connie on your anniversary - I'm sure you will!

Sep 07, 2018 11:31 AM #31
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Hi Kathy Streib ,
Fortunately, I have gotten to the point of just being so grateful for the 28 years we had together.  It was special.

Sep 07, 2018 04:09 PM #32
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Hi Andrea Bedard ,
I know not everyone is so fortunate as I was in finding my best friend and soul mate. I am truly blessed to have my memories. 

Sep 07, 2018 04:10 PM #33
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Hi Debbie Reynolds ,
Yes, his sister and I are very close.  She is actually moving to Wenatchee next year to be close to me full time. 

Sep 07, 2018 04:11 PM #34
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Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS ,
Oh, I had no idea Ray had been in the hospital.  But so happy to hear he has rebounded!  Yay!  I don't feel very "graceful" at times but I'm doing the best I can.  I do know how blessed I am to have had 28 years with the love of my life!

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It was a crazy time and only our family and close friends were in on the hospitalization, Carol. I had my mother-in-law and Ray, both there at the same time for a week! We couldn't tell his mother he was in the hospital because we needed her to focus on her own post-operative healing. Did I say, crazy time?!!!

And, yes, you were so blessed, Carol. I'm seeing in the comment above that Connie will be moving to Wenatchee to be with you. That is absolutely wonderful! 

Sep 07, 2018 04:57 PM #36
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Wow, Debe Maxwell, CRS ,  "Crazy time" seems like an understatement.  How is Ray's mother doing?  Yes, it will be good to get Connie here.  She has some cognitive and physical issues due to a surgery 4 years ago.  I'm her POA and AIF. It will be much easier to manage her affairs when she is in town.  Sending healing prayers for everyone!

Sep 07, 2018 05:25 PM #37
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Thank you, Carol! Everyone is doing just fine and thankfully, we survived ole Flo too - life is good!

Happy Wednesday!

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