Wednesday, August 10, 2016


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Our most important anniversary is today.

We have many:
  • When we met in 1978 at the Lake of the Ozark. Thank you Mike for running that conference.
  • The day we reconnected in May 2012
  • August 10th where before 40 friends from 7 countries we pledged our love for life.
  • May 17, 2015 in Corsier, Switzerland where we legally married at the Marie
For me, the real date was and is August 10th. It was there I fully committed myself to him.

My Pledge
Rick …
I cannot give you my heart today for you already have it. 

You came back into my life when it was full and you made it even fuller.

I know you’ve made tremendous changes so we can blend out lives and 
every day in every way I promise that I will make you glad you did.

I want to encourage you in your great strengths: your kindness, 
your lovingness, your creativity, your warmth.

I will be there for you when dark clouds cross our horizons and 
together we will find the sun even on the blackest days.

I loved you, I love you, I will love you.

Rick's Pledge
Donna-Lane ...

You are my soul mate, my life partner. I believe have loved you from the day I met you. 

We have been given a unique second chance to be together. And I intend to devote the rest of my life to making you happy.

You did not need me in your life. You have an abundance of people who love you, and whom you love.

You have welcomed me into that very special circle and I will do everything I can to be worthy of your trust.

I want to bring you joy and laughter.

I want brush away tears, to comfort you in sorrow. I promise to support you in your aspirations, challenge you to be the person you want to be, and to honor and respect your individuality with my whole heart and soul.

Je t’aime ma chérie, je t’aime.

We have had mental challenges, as he calls them, tests as I call them: FATCA/Banking, residency and health issues among the joys of sunrises on the beach and investigating the world from many countries or just cuddling while watching a DVD.

 If possible, I love him even more today than that day.  We've been tested. We passed.

Happy Anniversary mon cher.

1 comment:

Vallypee said...

Just lovely! What beautiful memories and words!