39 Years and Counting


My Beloved and I celebrated 39 years of marriage yesterday. I just read a comment from a man who’d been married to his wife for 79 years:

“I’m happy when she’s around.”Β That pretty much sums it up for me.

Even after all these years, my heart lights up and glows warmly when she My Beloved walks into a room and smiles.

I once wrote:

“We’ve sometimes been like two rocks in a tumbler making a lot of noise, but over the years we’ve polished each other quite beautifully.”

Of all the many blessings for which I’m a grateful man, My Beloved remains at the top of my list.

With love,




About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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23 Responses to 39 Years and Counting

  1. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. What a lovely photo and beautiful sentiments of a long happy marriage. My guy and I have a couple of years on you and your beloved. Best way to live…

  2. quiall says:

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! My parents were best friends for 58 years.

  3. misifusa says:

    Happy Anniversary to you both!

  4. utesmile says:

    Happy Anniversary to both of you! Lovely words!

  5. I hope you have many awesome years together, happy anniversary to you both

  6. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary πŸ’•

  7. ksbeth says:

    congratulations, and how lucky and blessed you both are )

  8. Live & Learn says:

    Wonderful. Congratulations!

  9. willowdot21 says:

    Congratulations be happy and here’s to the next 39yrsπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  10. lovern2012 says:

    Congrats to both of you and your family!

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