Four years ago today, Pete Lacis had the courage to marry me on Maui. Clearly he had no idea what he was in for, but here we are…happier than ever 4 years later. I never really pictured myself as married when I was in college. I guess some things are hard to imagine until they appear. And when they do, it’s an ah-ha moment, where you laugh at all the silliness of things you did in your past for the sake of finding “the one.” My single friends often ask me when I knew that Pete was the man I would marry. And I know the exact moment. He is a musician, and wrote me a song with these lyrics: “I want you to be free, standing right next to me.” And that is the kind of relationship I had always wanted. Someone who would make me better, let me do my own thing and then laugh about life over dinner.
Today we flew to San Francisco, and will be driving down the Pacific Coast Highway over the next few days, ending in San Diego. Our convertible was upgraded and our hotel sent champagne to our room in celebration of the anniversary. Love is in the air, and it is good and kind. So here’s my virtual gift to you today: wind in your hair, a light ocean breeze and love…everywhere.