Today I celebrate the 30th anniversary of the day I met my husband! We are going to go back to the little town we met, Wales, Wisconsin, and to the place we knew as the Whistling Toad. The place has changed hands several times over the years and we are not even sure it is currently open. If it is not, we will go to one of our other favorite dinner spots in the area. I am feeling a little nostalgic and wondering where the time went.
When we married, his children were 16 and 14. Mine were 8 and 4. It took a lot of love and patience on everyone’s part to get through the struggles and the joys. Milestones such as birthdays, graduations, weddings, births of grandchildren and their birthdays and graduations and now weddings have come and gone but through it all our love for each other and our faith in a loving God has sustained us.
One of those most challenging areas for my husband at first was dealing with an intuitive who has crazy dreams. At first, he has polite and empathic but skeptical. Than as more things came to be, he started to believe more in my dreams. He also learned to trust and believe my intuition. When I said we needed to something a certain way or in a certain timeframe, he began to trust my judgment. Soon we were on the same page, an old married couple you might say, at an early point in our marriage. I loved him more each day.
As the years have fallen by the wayside, the most exciting thing for me is watching him develop his own intuition. When he gets that little nudge in his ear to do something like take the car to work instead of riding the bus or bring home his computer so he can work at home the next day, he listens. Nine out of ten times it becomes apparent why he needs to take the action.
We all have the gift of intuition. Some of us are just more tuned in than others. We can learn to be better at it. It is a matter of being observant, listening to your heart, mind and body and acting upon what you hear. I am so blessed to have met my husband and have had a great ride thus far. He is retiring October 1st and we are ready for the next part of our journey together. Happy Anniversary Jerry. I love you.