Forty-two (42) years ago today, Ron and I met.
It was a very hot July day in the small town of Wolfville,
Nova Scotia which is situated in the Annapolis Valley.
I was going to Acadia University taking my B.Ed degree
and specializing in 'Special Education' or 'Adapted Education'.
Ron had just graduated from Acadia and was working with Canada Post.
And 'luck' would have it that my apartment was situated
directly across the street from the post office!!
Our paths were bond to cross.
I had just come to the realization that I was gay
or should I say that I finally accepted it.
So I ever so carefully stepped 'out of the closet'
into the bright sunlight!
What a relief it was!
Forty-two years sounds like a long time.
But when you both decide from the beginning that
this was going to be a lifelong commitment,
the years whip by, as some of you know well.
So today, we are celebrating our relationship.....
all the ups and downs, the health issues,
the people we both lost in our families/friends,
and the mere fact that two people who are quite opposite
in so many ways but are exactly the same in all the things that really matter.....
It is my hope that we both will soar through the remainder of our lives
just like the fellow in the photo below soaring quietly through
the wind currents the other evening at the Hill.