Today is my wedding anniversary. Thirty three years ago today I married Joe Molinaro in a small intimate ceremony at the Newman Center at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. We had a reception at my parents house and received gifts of sheets, towels, and banana bread from family and friends. Our honeymoon consisted of a trip that took us to Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Connellsville where we visited family and art museums and attended baseball games.
We were so young and had no clue where our lives were headed. We were best friends then and are best friends now. Every marriage has it's ups and downs but we have had more ups than downs. I really believe persistence is half the battle in a long marriage.
My life with Joe has been infinitely more interesting than it would have been without him. We have grown together and I think bring out the best in each other. He definitely pushes me to be the best I can be. He calls me out when I do boneheaded things and I can count on him to be brutally honest with me. No one knows me like he does. No one is more supportive. He knows all my faults and still loves me.
I would marry him again in a heartbeat. He is my soul mate and I adore him.