The Gift of One More Day

September 2, 1989 in Palo Alto, California was a day in my life that I might have been given the most amazing gift I could have ever imagined. I was 25 years old and put on a white dress and walked down the aisle to promise to love and honor Robert Alan Cargnoni for as long as we both shall live.

Today I sit here amazed, proud and in shock that it is 26 years later. I would still walk down that aisle in that same dress and promise to be his wife. I know this sounds corny…and marriage is one of those crazy concepts that hardly sounds like it is possible.

And trust me…we have been through so much…good, bad, happy, sad, bumpy, smooth, every word you can think of. But, today I woke up and realized that I am so lucky. Lucky that I love someone as much as I do Bob. Lucky that he loves me as much as he does. And trust me….I am not always easy to love or even tolerate. My father always told me, “Corinne, if I could have designed the perfect mate for you...it would be Bob.” What a funny thing to think back to his words on this day. So many of my friends applaud Bob for being able to stand next to me and keep walking down this path of life!!! We are most of the time the most opposite two people you could imagine…but, for some reason it has worked.  

Today I am nothing but swept away by the power of love. I have found 26 hearts for a 26 heart salute….To my precious husband. I am truly at a loss for words. Mostly, I feel such gratitude for 26 years and the gift of one more day with him!!

Love.  Today I celebrate my love. 

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