Anniversaries are a time to revel in love and romance, it’s true. But they are also times to reflect back on all the hard work that makes a marriage. As we know, a pearl–beautiful and sublime–is formed when an irritant gets inside the shell of a mollusk. As the mollusk copes with the irritant, it slowly and gradually forms something quite spectacular. So, too, do the little irritations of marriage create something beautiful–tolerance for human frailties, understanding of differences, blessed patience, and the appreciation of simple presence.

Thirty years of love AND work create a beautiful, shimmering, pearl of a marriage.

Best Wishes to you!