Things I Am Thankful For: My Wife, My Inspiration

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Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Things I Am Thankful For: My Wife, My Inspiration

In this season of grateful, I am so appreciative of the crossing of paths that brought my wife into my life.  A night at a local music venue gave me a familiar face.  The girl that used to sit next to me in a math class was standing with a couple of women.  The face was a little older but the smile was one I remembered. 

A few choice words, a few dances and a libation and a promise to get together for dinner one night. Nothing happened for a couple of years but when the time was right, there she was again.

We both had previous relations, I call ours a recycled relationship and we both seem to have learned and knew what was right for going forward.

Our relationship is one of sharing life.  We have both had life issues and health issues but with each other's support all was able to be passed and for us to move on with life.

We laugh together, we share the down sides but always it was a matter of making sure we worked everything out together.

A strong relationship is one where all is shared, good and bad as the commitment to each other means everything impacts the other. We share life

We both love to travel: appreciate good food; don't like to waste time; enjoy music; and respect the value of family.

We have been married for 27 years but have been a committed couple for 35, and with good fortune will continue to click off additional days together.

I have often joked to her that I should send her ex a thank you note.

She laughs with a tone of appreciation but then tells me to behave.  She says that to me a lot.  Cauna has been the best thing that ever happened to me and to anyone that ever had the good fortune to meet her.

This is a post for the November Thankful Challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell.

Things I Am Thankful For: My Wife, My Inspiration

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Comments (37)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Brian England   Thank you  The first photo was on a trip to Hawaii before we were married,  Obviously much younger.  The second photo is with youngest grandson Raphael 

Nov 27, 2021 10:20 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Ron and Alexandra Seigel   Anything recycled is something old mixed with something new to make a positive.  That's how we make it work

Nov 27, 2021 10:23 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty   and still counting  We had 8 years of prep to make sure it was right

Nov 27, 2021 10:24 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina Hollander, Broker   I had her family around me for years without out making the connection.  Her older uncle did some odd jobs with my father; and of her brothers was a client of the company I once worked for; and I played golf with a couple of her close cousins

Nov 27, 2021 10:26 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Joan Cox   We have both experienced the negatives which makes it easier and more desirable to seek out the positives

Nov 27, 2021 10:27 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Roy Kelley   That is a number we would never reach but every day together is a positive

Nov 27, 2021 10:28 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Debe Maxwell, CRS   She says I make her laugh and always did.  Even when we were in school togther she said I would tease her too much nut she still chuckled through her frustration.  I would tell her that she was so good looking that she couldn't see down where I was because of all the others crowding around her to get her attention.

She was a little older and had a slight accent and the looks;  A Zsa Zsa style.  She would talk about the dates she had and the places her dates took her and the best I could do was a basketball game and maybe a drive through the woods trying to run out of gas

Nov 27, 2021 10:33 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ed- I love your Love Story!!!!  And I can see she still has that small that caught you in the first place. You have just written your wife a beautiful love letter. 

Nov 27, 2021 11:23 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - You were made for each other! This is a classic fairy tale love story with sweet wonderful years of bliss. 

Nov 27, 2021 12:20 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kathy Streib   Thank you  we do enjoy the life we have made and share, including the grandsons

Nov 27, 2021 12:56 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP   We have blended well and have felt that our paths were meant to cross and then walk along together

Nov 27, 2021 12:58 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed you are a blessed man to have found Cauna, as I am also very blessed to have found my wife.  But maybe the biggest blessing of all is knowing how blessed we are for having them in our lives.

Nov 27, 2021 01:02 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George Souto   Behind every successful man is the woman that made him that way

Nov 27, 2021 02:50 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Life is great when you land the right mate Ed Silva . I had to throw my line in to the pond more than once before I caught my "keeper". I'm just amazed she hasn't thrown me back into the pond.

Nov 27, 2021 04:37 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Ed - I love your story.  Twenty Seven years is a long and happy relationship.  Many more.

Nov 28, 2021 05:16 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I love this Ed!  What a beautiful story and one that needed to be shared.  My husband and I are also recycled and I can't imagine my life without him.  I wanted to send the same "thank you card" to his ex!  I don't think he would actually mind if I did!! Thanks for sharing!

Nov 28, 2021 10:24 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Bob "RealMan" Timm   Thank you  The truth is in the rewards and the patience and I am glad that I got the prize.

Nov 28, 2021 11:02 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Grant Schneider   although the number may sound large, we have seen the days just fly buy.  When you are happy that will happen

Nov 28, 2021 11:04 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Brenda J. Andrew   I used the word a couple of years ago when sitting with someone new.  They asked me to clarify which I did and she said she was gong to use it going forward as well.

Nov 28, 2021 11:05 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there Ed! You are one very lucky and blessed man for sure my friend

Dec 04, 2021 09:03 AM