How is it possible a wool coat could last 40 years and in almost perfect condition?
My wool coat was purchased in our first year of marriage 25 years ago. I am amazed that it has lasted this long, you could take that either way. To have a coat that hasn’t fallen apart with regular seasonal use is almost unheard of, especially since the coat was purchased second hand at the Salvation Army and could be around 40 years old.
As far as our marriage of 25 years, in this day an age that is becoming if not more rare than my old coat. Younger generations are struggling to maintain their marriages. Over the years, we have witnessed many of our friends and family members marriages fall apart. Sometimes I turn to my wife and ask if we are okay because I don’t want to be blind-sided. My wife asks me the same thing. In fact, through our whole marriage, we have done checks like this and if things aren’t going too well, we try to change it up together. I can’t say we haven’t had our fair share of heated arguments these past 25 years. Most of our arguments develop from the stress of work, moving to a new home, building a home, the hormonal changes due to the aging process both in men and women, parenting, bills, pressures of debt before we paid them off, sailing, or one or even both of us might be just really hungry.
We have had many adventures over the years, but the biggest adventure has been becoming best friends with my wife and sharing our lives together. If I could slow the world down and pause a moment in time, it would be to have a cup of coffee, discussing whatever topics come to mind with my beautiful wife while lounging in our pajamas the entire morning away. Since Farmer’s Market has come to an end, this would be the beginning of most our Saturdays and when Thanksgiving break gets here next week, I plan to add a few more days to our special Saturdays. This is how I slow time down and enjoy the moment with the most incredible person in my life.
Wait, I was discussing a wool coat right? Who cares? There are far more important things in this world than a wool coat. The wool coat is nice, but the real surprise is how fast 25 years has passed, and how I could use eternity to spend more time with my beautiful wife.