#30years

30 YEARS

On their morning walk the other day the wife said something that perked up her husband’s ears

She asked if he realized they’d been taking these walks for almost 30 years.

 

And it got the husband to thinking of all the wonders they’ve seen in 30 years.

All the moments shared together…all the laughter, joy and tears…

 

30 years watching the neighborhood change…as people come and go

30 years getting caught in the rain…but never in the snow.

 

30 years of sunrises…each one a new surprise.

30 years of clouds and colors stretching endlessly across the sky.

 

30 years walking to the water…listening to the birds…smelling the morning air

30 years of dolphins, pelicans and eagles…waiting for them there.

 

30 years of watching people change…as they made this walk each day.

30 years of friends who have passed…while others moved away.

 

30 years watching their children grow…and then their grandchildren too.

30 years watching their lives unfold and relishing the view.

 

30 years noticing how they too have changed…how they now move a little slow

30 years of aches and pains and wrinkles…nonexistent 30 years ago.

 

30 years of walking…sharing hopes and dreams and fears…

And the husband wondered how it went so fast…these amazing 30 years.

 

Then he turned…saw his wife’s smile…and instantly…he knew

She was the reason for his 30 years of wonder…

She made each walk seem brand new.

 

And when the wife saw the husband’s smile

to herself she whispered his name

for as she thought about the last 30 years

she couldn’t help but feel the same.

 

 

 

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