As of today, Linda and I have been married for 27 years! Yes, married all this time. Linda and I.
We have very little in common. She's visual, I'm verbal; she's practical, I'm impractical; I love to understand, she loves to do; she's still into flowers and all the other flowery feminine things after a lifetime as a floral designer: but me -- after 18 years as a florist I still don't get it. Yet we do have a few things in common: we are both introverts; we both come from a country background; we both care about the depths of people, especially of each other. And so we know each other inside out. And try to let each other live our own lives, our real lives .
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Kathryn Alexander lovely Stan, my sweetie and I have been married the same years - plus some lovely messing around years. Here's to the heart and time well spent with one that makes us better than when were are one. Cheers mate!
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Stan Burfield Us too. We lived together for 3 years before marrying. People who jump into it from scratch are nuts. I lived with two women before I met Linda, and thank my lucky stars I never got either of them pregnant. In both cases I would have felt like committing suicide at one point or another. And may very well have.
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Kathryn Alexander We become different people in our life spans and hopefully in new relationships we can grow and learn new ways of being
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Kira Radar congrats ! what an inspiration to all looking for love that it can blossom and grow for a life time in your hearts.
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Stan Burfield Real love is certainly a totally different thing than the love of infatuation of the first months, which, I think, is just an inherited drug experience. A hormone. Then, you are blinded to the real person. But when that subsides, you have to deal with ...See More
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Kira Radar wise words! thank you. been with my first and only for a decade now and we learn from trial and error everyday. i find mutual goals and passions such as gardening and building our cottage has kept us growing togther instead of growing apart. i'm always looking for advice or example for long term couples its almost non exsistant in my blood relative family. glad to know true lasting love can exsist!
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Stan Burfield Growing together, yes, that's a big part of it. But, barring that, letting each other grow their own way, at their own pace, but still staying together. Which requires that they both deeply care aabout each other, with a minimum of role playing.
Like · Reply · 2 · September 4 at 1:39pm
Meredith Moeckel A big congrats to both you & Linda on this special day, Stan. I particularly love your title of this post, "Two Buds on a Tree". May you two have many more years of learning & growing together....which from the sounds of all that you've written, it's a given!
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Danny Wootton Happy Anniverisary, you two, love Dan and Melanie!!!!!!!
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Stan Burfield Thanks Danny. Are you around in an hour or so? We'll give you a call.
Like · Reply · September 4 at 9:21pm
Yvonne Maggs Congratulations you two....