Yesterday was our 40th wedding anniversary!
Yikes! That’s a long, long, long time!
Mr. UT and I are high school sweethearts, meeting in 11th grade.
We went steady for 7 years before getting married.
And here we are…47 long years later!
We celebrated by going out to dinner, golfing, and biking!
And eating ice cream!
I kept thinking we should be having a big party or something, but in the end, a simple celebration was perfect.
One of the things I love about being sober, is that we are becoming more active again.
We always used to go skiing, hiking, and camping.
We learned how to golf together, although hubs is way better than I am!
|Biking to Minnehaha Falls|
Right now, my favorite activity to do together is biking.
I feel so free when I am on my bike!
When my drinking slowly increased, I found I was so focused on drinking or getting a drink, that much of what I thought about became, “When or where can I go to get a drink?”
Golfing became about getting beer.
Skiing became getting a drink on the hill.
Then I would be so tired, and I would not want to do anything.
Friday nights became all about drinking.
Now, our Friday nights are about going for a walk.
We are, without a doubt, so much happier now that we are not drinking. This does not mean everything is perfect.
But it does mean we argue less, overreact less, laugh more, and love more deeply.
With Much Love on Day 718,
Wendy and Mr. Ut