Tomorrow, my husband Ed and I will celebrate 40 years of marriage. It is really hard to believe that it has been that many years already. We met at university in 1975. I had just returned from my gap year in Israel and he was already a 3rd year student. We were part of a group of Orthodox Jews that celebrated Shabbat together each week and over time, we paired off. We got married just a few weeks after I received my BA.
I’m happy that my children are busy with day camps, National service, schoolwork and part time jobs, but I’m frustrated. I have not found one day this summer that everyone is available for a family vacation. My husband Kuti and I finally decided this past Thursday that everyone will make themselves available and we’re going away.