Thursday, June 17, 2021

A Toast to the Loaf of my Life

 Today I am raising a toast to my butter half on the occasion of our 32nd Wedding Anniversary!

He makes my heart turn to jelly.

Joe truly is the best thing since sliced bread - our love never gets stale and as you can see in our wedding picture below, he likes my buns (still). 😘

June 17, 1989

32 years of laughter

a fair bit of sorrow

we've lived in CA, WI, CH

and the land of Saguaro

 

it took a while

for our girls to arrive

parenting partners

together we survive 


your kindness is a plus

your farts are a minus

as a best friend

you are the finest


everyday I recommit

my love for you

32 years later

I'd still say "I do"

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

 

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33 comments:

Linda B said...

Wow, love spirals on, Bridget! Happiest of Anniversary wishes to you and that crusty slice!

Jeanette Rebello said...

Beautiful couple!
Congratulations on your wedding anniversary.
I am looking forward to seeing you soon.

david edge said...

Wow - 32 years since chocolate strawberries - Tim has never been the same!! Happy a.

Loretta said...

Happy anniversary to both of you. I love the poetic tribute. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Denise Krebs said...

Bridget, what sweet photos, puns and a lovely anniversary poem. Fun! I had to look up to find that CH is the abbreviation for Switzerland. :)

Love these lines:
"parenting partners
together we survive"

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! Yes, my Joe is a 'crusty slice' - good one! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jeanette! We're really looking forward to seeing you (and Mark!) too. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Dave! Tim-o was so cute at our wedding. The strawberries he stole were plain - he didn't need any chocolate to entice him into his fruit stealing life of crime. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Loretta! We're looking forward to our CA visit. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Denise! Yeah, had to use the CH abbreviation as Switzerland has too many syllables. :)

Linda Mitchell said...

Hooray for 32 years of love and laughter. Congrats and best wishes for at least 32 more. I understand that waiting for parenthood thing. Now that I HAVE parented a couple of decades....I see that there was some benefits in the wait. Similar to the benefits fo knowing a spouse for 32 years. Happy Anniversary. May it be filled with more kindness and less farts.

Elisabeth said...

Congratulations to one of my favorite couples! My the years to come bring you infinitely more love, joy and laughter - and far fewer farts :-P!

jama said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Love the punny poem and the cool wedding photo (and that toast is perfection). Wishing you many more happy years together. Anyway you slice it, you two kids are on a roll!

Ruth said...

Love! Our 32nd is this summer too.

Buffy Silverman said...

Happy Anniversary--fun puns and poem celebrate! (You share an anniversary with my folks, only they were hitched 38 years before you--it would have been 70 years this year. Don't start estimating--I am the youngest in my family!)

Mary Lee said...

Here's to the yeast, the dough, the rising...the whole loaf, crust and crumbs included! A hearty whole grain happy anniversary to you!

Jone said...

Happy anniversary. What a swet poem to honors the 32 years. Enjoy the day,

david edge said...

Sorry - you're right - old coot confusion on my part!!

Tabatha said...

"As a best friend, you are the finest" -- doesn't get better than that! Happy Anniversary!

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Awwwww--clearly your connection runs the gamut and I wish you slice after slice of life together!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! Yes, waiting for our girls had many benefits...unlike the farts in my marriage. But alas, you take the good with the smelly. ;)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Elisabeth! I look forward much more Joe minus his farts... :)

Bridget Magee said...

Aw, thanks, Jama! Your puns are fun and a-dough-able, just like you! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Yay! Great minds married in 1989! Happy soon-to-be anniversary, Ruth!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Buffy! Your folks had good taste in a wedding date! I know what it is to be the youngest of a lot of kids and the ages of the parents/kids seems like a stretch. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Oh, Mary Lee! Your bread metaphor rises to the occasion - thank you! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jone! Our day was lovely.:)

Bridget Magee said...

Indeed, Tabatha! In my world, there's nothing better than my Joe. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Heidi! It's fun to 'loaf' around with my guy. :)

michelle kogan said...

And your love continues to rise… Congrats on your Anniversary and your punny poem!

author amok said...

Happy Anniversary, Bridget! So much fun to celebrate with a poem.

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Michelle! Well done on your extended metaphor - to say the 'yeast'! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Laura! A poem is a gift that keeps on giving...just like a good marriage. :)

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