February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day ALL!

It's a great day! My wife and I have been married 15 years as of today. It's both our second marriage and today is definitely as good as when we first met! We met each other's true soul mates. I know this sounds cliche, but it's just so true! We are best friends and have been so since the first moment we met. So, don't give up hoping to find your soul mate. They are definitely out there. A fellow blogger (Rita Robinson, The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide ) brought to my attention that there was a recent AARP study that showed that there are some 20 million baby boomers out there and about 70% of them are interested in dating.



My wife and I met about year after we had divorced at work and funny thing is that we both have worked at the same company for about 20 years now. We didn't know each other all those years, but after we had gone through our divorces, we met at some company function and I knew immediately, that I felt a feeling I had never felt from any another person... EVER! That connection has been present every day since. There is no easy way to describe this, but just that it IS and it CAN happen.

Somehow, I feel as if we had known each other in some previous life.... it is that much of a connection!!!

I have to say that THE thing that hit me when I first met my wife is her ability to make anyone she talks to smile and instantly feel happy! I have seen it time and time again and have never seen anyone else in my life who was able to do that. Most of all, in our recent trials with my mother, going through the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease, my wife took care of her as if she was her own mother. All of the family's love did enable my mother to recover to the point of living on her own again, but no one did more or inspired the rest of us more than my wife.

The amazing thing I say to myself everyday, since I met her, is that I am the lucky one who actually gets to live with her all the time!!!

I am truly blessed.

Happy Valentine's Day to you all.... !

You can find some more interesting findings from these AARP reports here:

AARP Policy and Research

2 comments:

Rita Robison said...

Thank you for reading my blog, The Suvive and Thrive Boomer Guide at http://boomersurvive-thriveguide.typepad.com.

I'm new to blogging, too, but I have an advantage in that I'm a trained journalist and have written monthly columns for people 50-plus for nearly 20 years. I've also written a consumer action column and a consumer food column, both for newspapers in the West. I also worked for state government as a writer and editor.

Your blog is interesting, but I'd suggest that you have shorter posts. Also, check your posts for typos.

Good luck.

Rita

P.S. I've also found that www.problogger.net is helpful

Dave49 said...

Thanks for the helpful advice Rita! Can you tell me your thoughts on keeping the posts shorter? I have thought of posting some technical information about things like social networking tools such as wikis, etc. and making the post more informational.. to help baby boomers undertand and use such tools. This does end up making the posts longer. What are thoughts about this approach?