Wade and I had our 44th wedding anniversary on Oct 2--because it was a weekday, we waited until today to celebrate. Went to our favorite restaurant, Mama Maria's in Hudson, Wisconsin.
While the food was good, I was sad to see how much the restaurant has changed. An appetizer platter, which used to consist of 6 thick pieces of crusty bread, covered in caramelized onions, was now 4 very THIN slices of bread. Same price, though. The entrees, which used to be $10.95 and were always enough to take home for a second night, were now $14.00, and SMALL. I got butternut squash ravioli, and there were 9, 1 1/2" ravioli for that price. Pasta is one of the least expensive things you can buy--normally! After ten years, I think we are finished with this restaurant. I understand prices go up, but this was crazy.
I would like to say that the only thing that hasn't changed is US, but that would not be true. After 44 years, we have both changed a lot. Isn't it funny, though, that no matter how old you get, you still see the person you married? Yes, he has wrinkles--as do I--but so what? He is still my beloved husband, the man I fell in love with in high school. I love him now more than I did then, and I didn't think that could be possible. This man is my world. He not only dances with my angels, but just the sound of his name silences all my demons.
I love you, Wade. Happy 44th anniversary. God willing, we will have many more.