It’s Thankful Thursday hosted by Brian of Brian’s Home. He wants us to post what we’re thankful for.
I think it’s a good thing to do each week. Focus on the positive things in our lives.
Make sure you link up to the Blog Hop at Brian’s Home and get the code to put on your blog. Then visit all the participants.
I’m thankful that today is my birthday. I’m 71 years old and life is most sweet. Hubbies birthday was on the 5th and he’s 75 years old.
[metaslider id=”41579″] I met Zane many years ago when he was doing my background investigation in the 70s. He was a sergeant at the time. I was hired later that year and began my career as deputy sheriff in adult detention (Stanislaus County). He was promoted to lieutenant early in my career and would appear at the women’s jail and I drooled over him every time I saw him. He was married to someone else and so was I. Many years went by and I ended up being the first female sergeant to be transferred to the Men’s Jail. Zane was the Jail Commander. Some months later he asked me if I want to be his administrative sergeant and I jumped at the chance. It was a wonderful learning curve. After that assignment was over I worked programs for a couple of years and then back to the Men’s Jail. By this time Zane was a captain. The years marched on and Zane was promoted to Assistant Sheriff and I was eventually promoted to Lieutenant.
We’ve spent a great deal of our lives around each other and then one day we were together. We’re growing old together and it’s been a most fulfilling adventure. We are enjoying our retirement together. We are both lucky to have found each other. I’ve loved him most of my life. He didn’t know it, but I did.
What are you thankful for today?
|1. Brian’s Home
2. Dash Kitten
4. Animal Shelter Life
5. It’s a Snap!
7. Thorin the Cat
9. My GBGV Life
|11. Eastside Cats
12. Friends FurEver
13. A Shutterbug
15. Comedy Plus
16. Milo Moments
17. Angel Little Binky
19. Comfort Spiral
20. Kitties Blue
|21. Grooming with Mom
23. Friendship Friday
24. The LLB Gang
25. One Spoiled Cat
26. Phamily Blog
27. My Tata’s Cottage
28. Layla’s Woof
29. Seasonal Vibes
79 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday”
Happy, happy Birthday, darling Sandee and Zane. And Congratulations!!!!
May your lives be filled with magic, miracles, sunshine, moonlight and star shine always.
I wish you both a healthy, peaceful, abundant and a joyous life together.
How beautiful are these pictures. I love the cutie-patootie babies that you two were. ♥♥
Thank you for sharing all these lovely photos from the yester-years. Loved going back in time with you.
So happy you both found a lovely soul mate in each other.
Bless your beautiful souls. And I salute your absolutely inspiring career.
God speed, and loads of happy tidings always.
Have a supercalifragalisticexpiealadoshous birthday and a delicious year ahead.
Love you loads, sweet sunshine, Sandee. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
What a wonderful comment, Natasha. I’m having a great day and you’re part of that great day. Love you. 🙂
I’m so thrilled to hear that. May the celebrations last a lifetime. <3
I am smiling ear to ear. Blessings to all, my dears.
Happy birthday Sandee, and again to Zane for the 5th. These are such lovely photos, and it is nice to be able to put a face to the name. It seems you were always destined to be together and you make a very good looking couple.
I never thought we’d be together. He is a very loyal person and would have stayed married to his first wife, but she kicked him out and that was that. He left. 🙂
Happy Birthday. I enjoyed seeing all the photos and reading about you. I hope you have a wonderful day.
Thanks for weighing in, Ann. Happy day. 🙂
Happy Birthday, Sandee and Zane! I love your story♥
Thank you, Miss Molly. We love our story too. 🙂
Happy Birthday to both of you, and so happy you finally got together. I enjoying seeing all the photos and my favorite of you is the one in uniform. He and I share the same day, the 5th, but I am 78, so older.
I was most happy when we got together. We were meant to be. 🙂
Happy, happy, birthday to you! What a wonderful love story. Fate kept you both together yet apart for so long and in prison, LOL! We are so happy the two of you have each other, it is definitely meant to be.
We have been living a wonderful love story for many years. Yes on fate. 🙂
Cute and adorable then. Now beautiful couple. You were meant for each other. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. Happy birthday to you and Zane.
We are growing old together and we’re loving every minute. 🙂
Happy birthday to both of you!
Thank you, Deb. 🙂
Happy birthday. What a sweet love story.
Thank you, Regine. We’ve had a wonderful life together. 🙂
Maybe you two could write a book!
Happy Birthday, and to many more for both of you.
Thank you so much. We hope for many more. 🙂
Happy birthday to you both! Thanks for sharing your love story and photos!
Thank you and it was our pleasure to share our lives with you. 🙂
Happy Birthday from all of us. That’s a wonderful love story, it was meant to be. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
Thank you so much and thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. 🙂
Happy Birthday My Only Love. I love you.
Your loving Husband.
Thank you for sharing your life with me. I loved my card and I’m going to love my birthday dinner. 🙂
Sandee and Zane I’m thankful for this beautiful post and words. Thank you for sharing and the story.
There are so many more things, but this is a snapshot of our working lives right into our retirement. Hugs. 🙂
PS I got so wrapped up in the photos I forgot to say Happy Birthday!!
Thank you, sweetie. More hugs. 🙂
There is nothing like finding your mate in prison.
Not in prison, Kismet, in jail. There’s a difference. 🙂
Loved reading about your journey of love and happiness. Happy Birthday to you both. ♥
Thank you for the birthday wishes, Barbara. 🙂
Happy Birthday!!! That is such a sweet love story. I am glad you got your guy. I enjoyed these photos too. XO
I’m glad I got my guy too. I’m a lucky gal. Happy Thankful Thursday. Scritches to the kitties. 🙂
Happy Birthday, Sandee! Thank you for sharing your story and wishing you and Zane a forever and beautiful future. Happy Thursday! 💕
Thank you for these wonderful birthday wishes. Happy Thursday, Eugenia. 🙂
💕Most welcome, Sandee!
Happy, Happy Birthday to you both! Adorable pictures. Have a wonderful celebration day!
We’ve both had a wonderful birthday week. 🙂
Happy birthday, friend! Norman sends his softest birthday kisses and we all hope today is full of good cheer, loads of laughter and a few tasty treats. You two Virgos make such a striking couple. Cheers! 🎉 🎁 🎈 🎂
I’m having a wonderful birthday and now it’s complete with Normans birthday kisses. 🙂
so much to be thankful for…good insurance is one.
Good insurance is a very good thing. We have good insurance. 🙂
Adorable photos and awesome love story ~ so happy for you both ~ Xo
Lots of love and hugs to you ~ Xos
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
I’m a lucky gal, and hubby says he’s a lucky guy. All is well. Love and healing hugs, Carol. 🙂
Dear Sandee, Sounds like a beautiful love story. You are blessed to have each other.
It’s been a wonderful journey, Catherine. We are blessed to have each other. 🙂
Today is my youngest daughter’s 52nd birthday. I’m thankful for my family every day… Thanks for sharing your story and photos, Sandee. ♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! ♫ ❤ Have a beautiful day and a new year filled with abundant blessings! ❤
My son is 52 and his birthday was August 1st. Thank you for the wonderful wishes. 🙂
First, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Happy Belated to your hubby!! You two are definitely soulmates!! You know what? You even look alike!!! You seriously do! Your love story is beautiful and I love that you shared these photos! Hoping you are having a most wonderful birthday! I am certain that you are!!! xoxo
We look alike? Well we have been together for many years. We’re having a wonderful birthday week. 🙂
LOVED eevery single word. If we were only neighbors I could tell you my life events too. I have another type of law status.
There are all kinds of law statuses. Each doing their parts. 🙂
Happy Birthday to both of you.
Thank you, Patricia. We’re having a great birthday week. 🙂
A very Happy Birthday to a beautiful couple!!!
Aw, thank you for such a sweet comment. 🙂
Wow, Sandee! I really enjoyed learning more about you and Zane. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing!
Happy Birthday, Sandee!!🎂.🤗
We had a wonderful love story that has stretched out over the years. Thank you. 🙂
This is one of the best love stories ever and i wish you both many happy returns of your birthdays and of your anniversary. Hugs!
We were meant to be, my friend. Hugs. 🙂
Awwww I love all the photos- you two are so blessed to have found each other and having a wonderful life together! Happy Happy Birthday to you both- and lots of hugs too! WE are so lucky to have met you and we appreciate all you do for us bloggers! xoxoxo
Aw, thank you, Kathe. I’m so thankful that hubby and I got to meet you and Russell in person. Miss Lucy too. 🙂
Happy birthday to you both. I loved your story. You are meant to be together
We are meant to be together and together we are. 🙂
Happy Belated Birthday Sandee!! You’re just under two years older than me, and I’m happy to see that you are thankful for another birthday!
I remember many years ago my mother telling a few of my friends that the “advice” to women to never admit their true age was a bunch of b.s. 😁 And when they tried to argue with her, she simply said “having another birthday is better than the alternative.”
Your mother was very wise. 🙂
And cheers to many more! <3
You two are a beautiful couple. 🙂
I had a wonderful birthday. I’m so happy hubby and I are together. 🙂
Man! I can’t believe I missed reading this on your actual birthday. I feel awful about that. I hope you had the happiest of birthdays ever, and your hubby too. And wow, check you guys out. A couple of hotties! I am so happy you have each other and have been so close for all those years. I think it’s fate or divine intervention… Whatever it was it’s amazing and this post makes me smile and gets me teary eyed. Good for you guys!
I had a great birthday, Karen. Not to worry. I love you bunches. 🙂
Happy birthday, Sandee and Zane! We loved reading your love story. It’s really special!
Thank you for weighing in. 🙂
Happiest of birthdays to you!!! You guys were cuties as little people and even cuter in your couples pictures!
Thank you, Jen. Happy Sunday. 🙂