20 Years and Counting

Get it?

Get it?

Yes, it was 20 years ago today. Some days it’s hard to believe how the years have flown, and at other times I think only of the time we’ve been together.

Sturbridge, MA October 1994

Sturbridge, MA
October 1994

We bought a house, and wondered how we’d ever pay back that huge loan (month by month, it turned out).

Heartbreaking infertility taught me a lesson I still remember: to be grateful for what I have, and not despair over what I lack.

We got a puppy! Oh, the love and companionship of a dog. Jessie may be gone, but Bonnie is sunshine every day.

Jessie 1997-2009




We traveled – each of us had vacationed extensively before we met, but together we explored England and pretty much all of New England. And Europe.

On Lake Lucerne

On Lake Lucerne

Williamstown, MA

Williamstown, MA

Yes, I wish we’d met each other earlier in life. But we live without regret. We find humor in everyday absurdities, and enjoy the journey, hand in hand.

What was, still is.



Beautiful post. Happy Anniversary and wishing you many more adventure filled years.

Congratulations to you both. Making a relationship work is no easy business, but here it sounds like you more than made it work and enjoyed every moment along the way through all the ups and downs. Wishing you many, many more.

Congratulations Martha and Jim. What a lovely and inspirational life you have together! XO Kelly

So nice to be married to your best friend, isn’t it? Congrats again!

Darling Martha, here’s wishing you many years of marital bliss. I confess, I got a little teary reading your post, pure happiness on your account. I do love happy endings. Enjoy your anniversary and here’s to many more to come! Lottie xxxxxx

Cindy White Overton October 29, 2014 at 8:40 am

That was beautiful, Martha. What a lovely tribute to a life built by embracing and celebrating all of the things that come your way – together. You two truly treat life as an adventure and it’s a privilege to get to share in some of that 20 year journey. Happy Anniversary!

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