Monday, September 30, 2013

Thirty Years....Wow

Thirty years

I met him when I was 17 years old...he walked into the room and I remember the very first thing he said to me.

I had heard his name the year before - from my sister, who thought I should meet didn't happen and she flew off to Israel (my dream) to spend her junior year abroad, while I started college.

The minute he said his name, something clicked.

We talked for a long time and within a few months, on my 18th birthday, began dating.
He was so different from anyone else I had ever met. 

There are sides of him in our children - the need to figure things out, the good heart, wanting to help others. 

Thirty years seems like so long when you say the number and it seems like such a short time when you think about how fast the time went.

Shmulik and Naama are at a wedding tonight...a new couple starting out on the journey of a lifetime.

Amira is home with her husband and son;

Elie is home with his wife and their new baby daughter.

Davidi is in school; Aliza upstairs taking a shower.

For the past few months, she has spent hours and hours creating a photo presentation of our lives - it brought us to tears as we sat and watched it.

Look how our babies have grown, look what we have built.

God has blessed us - over and over again - with our children, those born to us and those we have adopted. With three more that have come into our family and now two grandchildren.

I can't think right now beyond this moment.

I started physical therapy on my shoulder today - Lazer has been so helpful and supportive.

He's arranged pillows, helped me reach things, get things, done so much.

Marriage isn't easy - the best things in life aren't.

We don't always get it right but I just have to look at him to know that he's the one for me.

So, congratulations to me and to the wonderful man I married, to our children and our grandchildren. Thirty


Shira Salamone said...

Mazal Tov, and many more!

Cindy said...

You're right when you said, "Marriage isn't easy. The best things in life aren't."

Congratulations on 30 years!

George said...

Mazal tov!

Batya said...

MAZALTOV to you and your entire family.

perlsand said...

How wonderful. You really have a lot of reasons to be proud. May Hashem continue to shower you with only good things.May the next 30 years together be as wonderful as the first 30.

littleduckies said...

Mazal tov! May you have many more!

ProphetJoe said...

Paula: A belated "Mazal Tov and many more!"

Nelli Yakubov said...

Thank you for a beautiful blog,its always a pleasure to visit your blog its like visiting Israel.Our daughter is in Israel studying in high school.We would love her visit you and your family to see what a great people living in Israel and writing about it.Keep up an amazing work.Lots of nachas.Love.Yakubov family.

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