Thursday, March 12, 2020

SOL20 Slice #12: Happy Anniversary!

I am participating in the
 Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOL20).  
All participants are sharing stories about moments in their lives, writing 
 every day for the month of March 2020.
Thank you, Two Writing Teachers!

This slice is a short one. You see, today's our wedding anniversary. 32 precious years. I want to spend a quiet evening with my honey.

I stepped in from the playground this morning, guiding my preschoolers back into the classroom, when I saw the gorgeous flowers, the Happy Anniversary balloons, and the delicious chocolates, sitting right there at the main desk. The school secretary was smiling broadly. What a bounteous gift! What joy!

Oh, and there's the PE coach. He slips up to the desk, saying enthusiastically,
"Oh my, my wife really surprised me today! I sure didn't expect this!"

and he grabs all those anniversary goodies into his arms.


I call to him - "Wait! Mr. A, is today YOUR wedding anniversary?"

He responds, "Yes! It sure is!"

I continue, "It's mine, too! What a coincidence! Today we celebrate 32 years. How about you?"

Mr. A - "We're celebrating 15...I plan to catch up to you, one day!"

I joke, "You should double-check the name on all that loot...are you sure it's not mine? Happy, happy anniversary to you! We are special!! We're connected."

I stopped at the florist on the way home, and bought my sweet hubby flowers and chocolates! I wanted to see him beam, too.

Happy day.

We both bought flowers!


  1. What a delightful, celebratory story when there is so much dismal news. Wishing you the happiest of anniversaries.

  2. Gorgeous flowers. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your evening and celebrate your love.

  3. Enjoy the flowers and the celebration!