Galena, Illinois was “born” in 1826. It is known as the town that time forgot. This beautiful town is filled with shops, candy, lots of chocolate, delicious coffee, great eateries and, apparently, ghosts! This is my bride, and we enjoyed celebrating 39 years together in Galena!
For us, January 1st is Happy Anniversary as well as Happy New Year. So, in honor of my bride: just look at those kids kneeling in stillness about to unfold a story to be told of their love just look at those kids praying and longing about to discover the path is so steep and love will require more than they know still here we are still telling a story older now somehow still here we are just look at those kids i do let’s go i’m yours your love is true through all the hurts pain and sorrow you still said yes through each tomorrow you love so well with grace and kindness staying by my side oh Ruth so grateful you’re by my side still here we are still telling a story older now somehow still here we are just look at those kids dear God thank you for the journey and for taking care of those kids and thank you for the gift of that high school girl who so long ago was kneeling beside me and still is
We spent New Year’s Day (also our 36th wedding anniversary) in Chicago! So grateful for my WordPress family and wishing you all the best for 2019!
New Buffalo, Michigan is not exactly known as a winter-get-away-from-it-all kind of destination. Especially if you live in Chicago! It’s about an hour and fifteen minute drive from our home and dear friends allow us to stay in their condo, so it has become our destination to celebrate our anniversary. This image, and the next, were taken on a cold winter day, when the wind was especially angry and simply did not grant you permission to take another step without wondering if your internal temperature would leave you looking like Jack Nicholson at the end of The Shining. When I took this, I thought the sun might win, but the wind, snow, and clouds seemed to lock it away in some cold, celestial prison where they might play with it, impervious to the immeasurable heat and radiation. We loved it…. and had a great time.