Thankful for the Lady that Shares My Life

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

Thankful for the Lady that Shares My Life

We are into the Month of Gratitude and Thanksgiving and it's appropriate that the theme of the challenge this month, hosted by Debe Maxwell is to be Thankful.

I am so thankful for the woman that shares life with me and is always so supportive, my wife Cauna. We have both had marriages prior but we can agree that ours was meant to be and we appreciate each and every day together.

She was supportive when I called her on a Monday afternoon after we had just come back from a Hawaiian vacation, and I told her I had quit my job. She thought I was joking, but I wasn't, and I was in that "Take this job and shove it' mode when I went to work that morning.

Then again years later I did similar when I was told that I had to start traveling to the Pacific Rim for business, and I walked out as I was already spending every third day in a motel.

Thankful for the Lady that Shares My Life

We just got back from our Anniversary vacation to Aruba, and even though the years pass quickly we continue to enjoy and share life together.

I only wish I had the nerve to ask that attractive young girl that sat next to me in Trig class out to a basketball game. Who knows if we would have had those additional years together even though we are a 35-year couple and still counting

With a career that is 100% commission based, it would be extremely difficult to operate the business with so many big costs. Knowing that there is a fall-back reserve beyond what we may have put aside is a blessing. Also, the understanding for all those late nights, cold dinners and weekends and holidays spent with others and not the family.

 Thankful for the Lady that Shares My Life


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Comments (17)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ed - while I have never been married, the term "happy wife, happy life" seems to play over and over in my mind while reading your post.  

Nov 12, 2022 02:57 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed:

What a thoughtful, heartfelt tribute and thank you to your wife! What a wonderful entry for the have much to be thankful for!


Nov 12, 2022 03:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

What a sweet "love letter" to your wife, Ed. Her support for your decisions and what you do is there because of her love for you. You are blessed. 

Nov 12, 2022 06:09 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Ed... how sweet and romantic! You and the love of your life were clearly meant to be. Sending you my best wishes for many more years to happiness together.

Nov 13, 2022 04:38 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sounds like you have a wonderful woman by your side that will always be by your side, that is a good thing indeed!

Nov 13, 2022 05:45 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

What a lovely way to Thank "the one that was meant to be" Ed. With all your decisions that you made business wise, this is surely the best decision ever!

Nov 13, 2022 06:00 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Awww, how wonderful! Having the right partner is an amazing thing!

Nov 13, 2022 09:17 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Ed. You're a sweet man! I can feel love toward the love of your life in your words. Thank you for sharing.

Nov 13, 2022 09:36 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed,

How romantic and sweet.  I have only been married to my present husband for 50 years.  But I do believe that one can find true love after being married before. I am so happy for you and Cauna.  You two are blessed, and I am sure there are many happy years ahead.

Now, onto the other bombshell.  Did you really quit?

Nov 13, 2022 11:14 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, this is a tough life to be a supportive spouse.   Your wife is very understanding and supportive.

Nov 13, 2022 12:40 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Ed, for sharing this special post.

Those of us with happy marriages are very lucky.

Nov 13, 2022 01:18 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed you and I have been blessed with a special woman in our lives.  In my case, my wife is more than I deserve.

Nov 13, 2022 03:15 PM
Ed Silva

George Souto   I know I married above my level

Nov 15, 2022 07:50 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Ed, this is so lovingly said and to have a true partner is wonderful in life and living.  You are blessed!

Nov 15, 2022 04:16 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Ed  - knowing you personally for some time I can see your devotion to you wife.  Were would we be without out supportive wives.

Nov 16, 2022 05:58 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You are a lucky man indeed Ed!  It's wonderful to have a live partner, married or not.  Maybe one day!  All the best to you!

Nov 16, 2022 04:32 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

A very endearing post that shows you both have true affection for one another, that is so important for a successful marriage, Ed!

Nov 17, 2022 06:12 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my goodness, you're such a sweet romantic, Ed! That's why you've enjoyed the love of your life for 35+ years now! She puts up with the long hours, cold dinners and weekends/holidays spent with others because when you are there, you treat her like a queen! She's a lucky, lucky woman, just as you are a lucky, lucky hubby!

Thank you so very much for sharing more of you in this month's challenge, Ed!

Nov 30, 2022 05:55 PM