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.”ย 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

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. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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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 ๐Ÿ’•

  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 39yrs๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

  10. lovern2012 says:

    Congrats to both of you and your family!

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