Toyota really plucks my heart strings with it's Father's Day commercials
Listening to Petula Clark sing Downtown on a warm Saturday evening

What do you give your spouse on your 34th wedding anniversary?

A picture of me and my bride walking down the aisle.
We are walking down the aisle after being married in 1981 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bay City.

We found the perfect gift to give each other on our 34th anniversary, but I'll get back to that shortly.  The best part of my life has been my relationship to Gladys.  I don't know why I didn't propose to her in a conventional way.

She was teaching at Immanuel Lutheran School in Bay City, Michigan and I went to her classroom after school one day where I pulled out my checkbook and found the page with the calendar.  I pointed to it and said, "What day would you like to get married."  

She said "yes" and the rest is history.  Living life with her everyday and experiencing her unconditional love has been a life-changer for me.  She has been a steady reflector of the only person that she loves more than me, Jesus Christ.  

To cover all the things that I'm thankful for in my marriage to Gladys, Christian-singer Matt Redmond would have to change his song from 10,000 Reasons to, at least, 100,000 Reasons.

Okay, here's our anniversary presents to each other.  We got each other new iPhones.  We can call and text each other, as well as take photos and videos to share.  

What's next?  Stay tuned.