It's my anniversary - 36 years Hugh and I. Make it 42 including all the dating years. But I'm sick today and have been since Thursday night. It's been a bummer long weekend. We went out to lunch Friday trying to revive me. Happily Hughie taught my Sunday School lesson today and thankfully others intervened for my other Sunday commitments. So what am I doing? Sitting around in my pajamas blogging. Here's hoping for a better week of health and more years of happiness with my husband.
"One comes to realize very soon after marriage that the spouse has weaknesses not previously revealed or discovered. The virtues which were constantly magnified during courtship now grow relatively smaller, and the weaknesses which seemed so small and insignificant during courtship now grow to sizable proportions. The hour has come for understanding hearts, for self-appraisal, and for good common sense, reasoning, and planning."
Spencer W. Kimball
"Oneness in Marriage"
Adapted from a BYU Devotional Address
September 7, 1976
Liahona, October 2002
Check out the date on this quote - 1976. Hugh and I had been married a little over six months. I was working full-time at BYU in the Transfer Office as a computer operator. I couldn't attend the devotionals, but they would always pipe them in for us to hear.
Hugh was enrolled for Fall semester and starting up at BYU again. He had to drop out over the Spring/Summer term because he had injured his knee playing softball with the ward team just six weeks after we moved to Provo. With surgery and physical therapy, he was literally just getting back on his feet. It had been a reflective time for him and he decided to change his major from Speech Therapy to Geography during his convalescence.
At this time, Hugh was also working early morning janitorial at BYU's Movie Studios during the week and on Sunday's he cranked up the heat in one of the buildings on campus. Interestingly, his BYU job has been the only job where Hugh had to work on Sunday. Of course, the reason he was readying the building was so students could attend church.
We were both 23-years old and newly married, now, 36 years later - AMAZING!