I was living in Arizona at the time, we had not seen each other in 10 years, Phyllis heard that I was getting divorced and wrote me a letter saying that she was sorry to hear about my divorce ( sure she was lol). I called her that night and every night for a month. That was in July, I told her I might be back in Massachusetts in a year. By the end of the next week I changed that to two weeks. I visited in August and on the second day asked her to marry me. We discussed it for about 6 hours and finally I said " Phyllis, why not? What have we got lose?" She said " you know your right, okay YES !! I fell off the couch lol.
I went back to Massachusetts with the understanding that we would be married in a year. But I didn't want to wait. I called her that night and asked her if she wanted to wait that long. She said she didn't. That was August, I said what about Valentine's Day, she quickly said that was great. We were married that Valentine's day! After not seeing each other for 10 years we were married in seven months. You know there were people saying," Sure this will work!!" But it did and 25 years later we are more in love then ever!!
I read many poems out here about people looking for love, lost love and the one that got away! I guess were proof that love is out there for everyone, you just have to look for it and listen to your heart and brain. Marriage can be the best of times ( with the right person) of the worse of times ( with the wrong person). We have been the lucky ones but don't think it is easy, it takes work to keep a marriage strong! A commitment to each other. We have had arguments , some loud What do you expect were both italian!! We told each other we would never go the bed mad with each other. Boy that was stupid lol
The secret is never forget that you each love each other. Always ask yourselves " Are they trying to hurt me? More then likely the answer is no, Were human and make mistakes. It does't mean the love is gone. Work at it, its hard sometimes. But it is worth it, the rewards are that great!!
Here are some images of my lovely wife, Phyllis!!!
This is Phyllis with our beautiful niece Allegra.
Phyllis sharing our love of the outdoors and photography!!
Phyllis after a two mile vertical hike up a mesa in Sedona at 6AM ! There are times when I am reminded how much she loves me, this was one of those times lol.
Phyllis enjoying the ocean here in Florida!
Phyllis looking at another beautiful day in Florida!!
If your married to a photographer, your going to have your picture taken!! A lot!!
One of my favorite pictures of Phyllis.
I wish you all a year containing 365 Valentine's Days!!