Here I am complaining again! This week-end, my husband and I celebrated 50 years of marriage. Our marriage has been very blessed - health, finances, good friends and family. So, what is the problem? Everyone, and I mean everyone, forgot! My husband and I went out to dinner on the said date - it was a nice dinner but it was not a special dinner. During the meal a couple of tears escaped my left eye (I'm sure my husband did not notice).
I guess we should have planned something but it would have been thoughtful and, yes loving, if someone (anyone) had given us a moment's notice by sending a card, a telephone call or even a text message.
Hi, J. Ah, that demon 'expectation'. I know that one well. Often others don't meet mine, however simple, and I'm sure there are times I don't meet theirs.
It's important to me to let myself feel the feeling that come up when something like this happens. Then what I have learned to do is create a way to to fill the gap to some degree. A special anniversary is special whether others remember it or not. Why not take a trip or go on a cruise? I know the specific date has come gone but that doesn't mean you still can't do it and have a great time. 50 years is a huge milestone. Congrats!
Thanks Luise. Sometimes, just being acknowledged is sufficient. We will be taking a trip this winter, not sure where yet, except it will be warm.
Oh, good. We are in your corner and we care! Hugs...
Congratulations, jdtm, on your 50th anniversary! That is well worth celebrating! I'm glad you will be going someplace warm together. My husband and I celebrated a milestone anniversary with a cruise 9 months after the fact, and it was wonderful! Shortly after we returned, there were a lot of family issues that definitely took our time and attention, so we were very fortunate to have had some special time together before things started to become difficult. It's so good that you will take some special time away together as a couple. Cheers :D