My Husband Makes Me Cry

My husband makes me cry.  Yes, it’s true.  He won’t like it that I’m telling you this… but you know me.  I have to write everything in my journal!

It’s a big to-do month for us.  At the end of May we’ll have been married 30 years.  I suppose I’ve cried a few times over the years (well… yes… let’s be honest, there have been some tears of frustration… especially in those early learning-curve years), but mostly this man just gives my eyes reasons to spill over with happy tears.

An ill-timed phone call, coming in over the speakers in the truck, revealed his “surprise” anniversary trip to me.  I squealed with delight.  He frantically started pushing buttons trying to get the thing into privacy mode.  He’d spent hours putting together a long weekend get-away for us.  And what a treat!  We’ve just come home from the fabulous time in Branson.

Oh my!  The shows, the flowering dogwoods, the lake, the shows, the fudge, the shows!  Every performance was so special, and yes… I’m pretty sure I cried at each and every one.  What a wonderful experience.  Put it on your list of places to visit.  And if you’re already a fan, then you’ll join me in saying that you just can’t wait to return.

We spent the night there once on a road trip, fourteen years ago, passing through.  I loved it and always said I wanted to go back someday.  G made it happen.  Somehow he seems to take great delight in coming up with ways to surprise me.  I do love to see a different landscape!  So thrilled he loves to show me new horizons. 

You husbands out there… I’m giving you some hints here.  Women like to cry happy tears.  Plan a surprise weekend get-away.  And if you have no clue where to go… might I suggest Branson, Missouri!


9 Responses to “My Husband Makes Me Cry”

  1. Betty Williamson says:

    What a sweet story! You two are the neatest couple. Happy 30th!

  2. Sandy says:

    Thanks! G’s heading out the door to work. I told him the title of my blog today. He was torn… should he sit down and read it, or head on out the door. Ha! I sent him on.

  3. Marcea Clive says:

    Branson is on my bucket list. Your pictures are just beautiful. Neat story.

  4. Sandy says:

    You must go! It’s a wonderful place!! I intend to go back every single year. (That’s right.. and I’m also going to Yosemite in all the seasons… and I really need to get back to the East Coast for the leaves changing… and I want to see that Rose Festival in Tyler, Texas… Oh my!!!) But truly… you MUST go to Branson!

  5. Sharon says:

    Nice story, nice kids, proud to have been with you from the first moment! 30 years, unbelievable! Congratulations. What did you see?

  6. Sandy says:

    We saw “Joseph”… if it was the only show, it would have been worth the flight!
    “SIX”… amazing a cappella group of brothers.
    “Grand Jubilee”… fantastic music and comedy
    “Red, Hot & Blue”… young singers and dancers with more energy than you can imagine!
    “Hooray for Hollywood”… always love our show tunes!
    “Chinese Acrobats”… unbelievable stunts! But the ballet pieces made me weep with joy. So pretty!
    “Pierce Arrow”… our favorite act.

    All the shows salute our veterans – that makes me cry every time! And SIX, the Jubilee, and Pierce Arrow all ended with phenomenal gospel music.

    I say again… everyone must go!!

  7. Sheryl Borden says:

    Bobby & I took Michael & Melissa to Branson when they were 17 and we all enjoyed it. It’s hard to find places to go that teenagers and adults both enjoy, but this trip was fabulous for all of us. I’m so glad you and Gary went. Congratulations on your 30th anniversary – hard to believe.

  8. Sandy says:

    Yes! Just a wonderful place for everyone of all ages!

  9. Barbara George says:

    Is it the 30th or 31st. Thinking 31st. Congrats! Glad to be able to say I have known both of you terrific people longer than that. Hooray for 30 and it will only be my 39th birthday, yeah right. Congrats again. Wishing you the best. Barb

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