By Diane Forrest
July 1st was my wedding anniversary, this year I would have celebrated 17 years with my husband had he not passed away 19 months ago. When we picked our wedding date, I never even thought about the surrounding holiday. We took a short honeymoon to the Gulf Coast, and the area was packed with 4th of July celebrators. Our hotel was across the street from the beach, so to escape all of the noise and confusion we took off for a walk on the beach. We hadn't been gone long before the sun began its slow decline on the water. There couldn’t have been a more perfect way to end that wonderful day than to be walking on the beach holding the hand of my new husband talking about our hopes and dreams for the future.
There is nothing more beautiful or romantic then watching the sun set over a body of water. It appears that the water is putting out the flames of the sun, and the colors are so wonderful. We would frequently go to the Mississippi River and sit on the deck of our favorite hotel and watch the sun set as the tug boats pushed barges down the river. It is such a calming experience and a great way to help you relax and talk to your partner about your day.
This month is National Share a sunset with your lover month. It doesn't matter if you have a romantic setting such as an ocean or lake. Sunsets are beautiful out in your own back yard. The purpose is to share the ending of the day with the one you love, in the peace and quiet of the evening. Share the events of your day, and plans for the next day. Hold hands, and express your love, because at the end of the day, nothing else matters than being with the one you love and if you are fortunate enough you can share the morning's sunrise with your lover on the next day.