My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Friday, July 19, 2013

29

Today we celebrate our anniversary - 29 years! Steve and I met on a double date -- 30 years ago, seriously!?  I cannot believe that.  I can tell you I was wearing my Rocky Mountain Jeans and a red and white striped blouse :)! Steve soon became a really good friend. He was my consultant on dating and made me laugh a lot.  I recognized his kindness, goodness, integrity, depth, wisdom, and sense of humor.  After a while, I didn't want him to consult me on dating others ... I wanted to date him! During this time, I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa. I watched as some guys didn't know how to handle this situation. Steve was there with his love, support, respect and simply believed in me. This has carried me through so much in the past 29 years. It is easy to soar when you have a loving, supportive partner believing in you.  As I'm typing this, he's on his computer searching for us a new tandem bike!  Oh pleeeease :).  We have travelled so many amazing miles together all over the world.  Incredibly grateful.
 I love when we have the opportunity to speak together and share our story.  Recently, we spoke at a fireside and the man who concluded after us said - you've just heard a real love story :).  So sweet!
I love the memory of him running the last part six miles of the marathon with me last year.  He joined in and was so encouraging:  You can do it, Beck; trying to push me to get to the time that would put me in Boston (missed it by 12 minutes).  At one point I said, I have nothing left to give :).  We recently got the giggles about me adamantly telling him on about mile 25 - I have nothing left to give!  

Happy Anniversary, Steve, you always have SO much to give!

8 comments:

GOOSE said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!!
Blessings,
Goose

Grandma & Grandpa said...

Congratulations to a wonderful couple!! L&V

Elle J said...

Happy Anniversary and many blessed decades forward!! You are a beautiful couple ~ enjoy your day!

Becky said...

Thank you for the sweet comments!!

adventuresinlowvision said...

You two are a great couple, so supportive. I love your story. Was a new tandem found?

Becky said...

Next tandem not found yet ... however, another amazing ride this morning on our tandem.

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3 labs 4 me said...

Belated anniversary wishes to you guys! Hope you had a fun day of celebration.