I’ve come to accept the fact that it may be a few more years until I can expect a simple smile when I take your photo. And I realize more each day that I’ve got a ways to go in learning what it means to love you.
My wife and I celebrate our wedding anniversary most years by driving a few hours north to my hometown of Ashland, Oregon. Haven’t heard of it?
This foothill town is just over the Oregon state line along Interstate 5. It hosts several hundred Bed and Breakfasts, Southern Oregon University, and the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival. I moved away from the place when I was just a few years old, but its quirky half college town, half hippie kingdom vibe has enough charm to draw us back each year.