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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Saturday, August 1, 2009


happy anniversaryImage by sonson via Flickr

How do you celebrate a wedding anniversary when you are both on different continents? It's 9:00 PM in Munich and it's just 3:00 PM here. I wanted to Skype, but he is with a colleague at the Augustiner at the moment. I'm headed out to the pool for a refreshing dip. He did call and leave me a text message wishing me a happy anniversary. Oh, and a lovely email arrived in my mailbox earlier today. He said he was out buying a present--hummmm, I wonder what it is? His plan to get me flowers failed because the text he sent to my daughter-in-law asking her to get me flowers for him today didn't make sense to her. So, she brought her i-phone to me to have me read his text. We both laughed when we realized she was to go out and buy me flowers. I told her it was a nice gesture, but I have gardens filled with lovely flowers here at the house and not to waste the money. It was a nice thought, though.

I left him cards all over the house, including an anniversary card, before I left Germany for the states. He has already found them all. I have a gift on order that will a

Happy Anniversary !Image by Jack Duval via Flickr

rrive here before he does, so he will get that in about four weeks.

But it's not easy commemorating your life together when you are not really "together." If you're reading my blog, honey, know that I adore you and I wish I was there with you or you were here with me. Maybe next year?
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1 comment:

Expat Traveler said...

being apart is never easy, but happy anniversary!