Of course it starts very slowly. First, you can’t find your keys, sunglasses or phone. Pretty soon you are forgetting what time you are supposed to be someplace. Then you forget where you wrote it down. (Yes, I am still writing things down). Then you might show up at a Dr.’s appointment at the wrong day or month, (I’ve done that too). The list goes on and on. We’ve all been there. It gets more and more embarrassing as the months and years go by.
Cut to: My husband and I were discussing if we could justify going back to Capri one more time! Should we use up the funds, the strength, the fortitude? It was a big question in our minds. I came home one day and said, “I know why we should go back to Capri.” “Okay,” he said, “Tell me why.” “Well, this October, we are going to be married twenty five years, and to celebrate we’ll go to Capri in June! What do you think?” I asked. “I love it,” he said, and we were off on a round of getting flights, hotels etc. No easy feat! We deserved it. We had a reason. All was cool!
I told my daughter one day about our upcoming celebration in Capri this June and she thought it was terrific we were going back, but she said,
“Just so you know, your twenty fifth wedding anniversary was a year and a half ago. You will be celebrating your 27th this October. Look at your wedding certificate!”
No! It can’t be true. How can you forget a 25th anniversary? BUT WE DID! Did we think it was our 23rd when it was our 25th? Did we even go out to dinner? Did we say, “Let’s stay home and watch TV?” How on earth did this happen? I looked at our wedding certificate. Of course, and she was right.
This had to be our “Ultimate Senior Moment” or probably the ultimate senior moments are yet to come. We don’t know!
But with tickets and reservations in hand, we are going to celebrate our whatever anniversary this June in Capri.
With all of us at risk at this time of our lives, and as long as we can celebrate life, we will.
I’m filled with gratitude!