100 Word Challenge: Forever

anniversary roses

Yesterday, June 14, was my 30th wedding anniversary.

Our wedding was held the day after my husband graduated college, and about a week before we moved three hours away from family and friends. The event was the culmination of one blind date and three years of courting – two years of which were long-distance – before internet, before email, before cell phones, before Skype.

We began our adventure together when my husband was 19 and I was 20. (There’s a 10-month age gap if you’re keeping score.) We were such babies. Too young for such a grown-up undertaking, but the whole marriage thing appears to be working out for us both.

I’ve spent more than half of my life with my husband. I did a little calculating and that breaks down to:

  • 30 years
  • 360 months
  • 1440 weeks
  • 10,088 days (accounting for 8 leap days)
  • 242,112 hours
  • 14,526,720 minutes
  • 871,603,200 seconds


I would do it all again. I hope we have at least another 30 years together.

“Mawidge is a dweam wiffin a dweam. The dweam of wuv wapped wiffin the gweater dweam of everwasting west. Eternity is our fwiend, wemember that, and wuv wiw fowwow you fowever.” ~ William Goldman, “Princess Bride.”

This week’s word is:


Using “forever” for inspiration, write 100 Words – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow wordsters.