Wedding Anniversary ---oops.....!!!!!!!!!!!!OK, just a quick story to share.
I awoke this morning, after now many, many months of; a) sexlessness and rejection from my wife, b) sleeping alone in the guest room, c) no hugs, no kisses, zero affection, and , as she slept , in our bedroom and the kids slept, i went to early mass ( 7:30AM) by myself to pray for strength and guidance. After mass, I went straight to the gym and had a nice run/workout, after-which I stopped to get a Sunday paper and coffee on my way home.
As I sat and enjoyed my coffee and read the Sunday paper in the kitchen, my wife walks in and we have the now standard exchange of "good mornings",,,,,,upon which she follows up with a "Happy Anniversary".......
I am soooo far removed from thinking of us as married anymore,,,,,,that I completely removed that once annual celebration from my mind subconsciously........which even caught me off guard.
I looked at the calendar,,,and shared that I am not in "that gear" ,,,and we both stood awkwardly for a few moments,,,,,, neither initiating a hug,,,, that luckily ended with daughter ( 12 years old) walking in and took the edge off.
I am not sure which is worse,,,,,,,,,,,and I will put it to a vote here in ILIASM.
A. Me, forgetting the annivesary,,( which was a first) and not having a card/gift.
B. Her, knowing what day it was / remembering it/ and wishing me "happy anniversary",,and not having a card/gift....
Taking all votes and comments.