Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Nine Years- Happy Anniversary to Us!

It was nine years ago today that my wife and I got married.

Congratulations to us!
Our wedding invitation.
I feel that so far we have delivered
on our promise.

 I joke that it simultaneously feels like yesterday and forever.

The real joke is that it's true.

The time has flown by, but at the same time, I don't feel like I really remember what it was like before I met her.  I know I had other girl friends and that my wife was married before (but like Rick Reynolds says in his masterpiece Only The Truth Is Funny "She didn't enjoy it.") Read his hilarious book here.

Anyway, my point is that I remember those times, those times before Stephanie, but they feel like they happened to somebody else. Not to me.

I'm not saying that our life together has been perfect.  It has not.
Our wedding article in
NYT.  Click to make larger,
or read online.
 We have had our fights, and our issues, and our disagreements, and we continue to have them, and we have had terrible things happen and we've faced adverse situations and we've made lots of mistakes (probably me more than her)  And there are moments when I have had doubt.  And I am sure that she has had those moments too.

But we have also had wonderful things happen, and great moments, and more importantly fantastic little moments.  Moments where I am reminded how and why I love this person. And those moments heavily outweigh the negative.  Overall,  I know that my life is better, richer, and more meaningful because of her. At this point, I'm not sure who I would be without her (and I'm sure I don't want to know!)

I am looking forward to the next 9 years, and the next 9 after that, and god willing, 9 more, and then 9 more, and then 9 more. After that, I'll be 97 (oy, my back), she'll still be 29, and we'll see how it's going.

You can click the image to the left to see our wedding article in the NY Times. (or just click here)

And here's the video they made: (It's dated a week later, because that's when the article came out) It was shot the day after our wedding, just before we went to Paris for our Honeymoon.)

We are still a good team.


Larry said...

Happy anniversary. Ups and downs - sounds like a regular and real marriage. Glad you are seeing the good.

Kevin McKeever said...

Many more nines to comes for you both. Best ...