Friday, November 6, 2009

Eighteen Years


Wow, it’s been 18 years already since the boy of my dreams, an English glam-rocker boy with long, black hair, and I said “I do.” The time has really flown. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been married longer than I was alive before I went to college (yikes!) and, as I had stated last year on this very day, the same amount of time as the internet itself. How things have changed (including us!). Marriage is never an easy, smooth ride all the way through, and if people are set on believing that, then they’re the reason that the divorce statistics are so high. We learned early on that we have to take the good with the bad, and work through things. We have to grow with each other, and admit and accept our shortcomings, both about each other and about ourselves. (Of course, I’m sure Steve would say I haven’t done that yet!) We have to acknowledge our differences from each other, and realize that we are not the same person. Those are what make our relationship work, and what make it continue to be interesting, every day. Adding our little princess, Samantha, to the mix has made our lives even richer, and I wouldn’t have things any other way. I know I’m not the easiest person to live with, but Steve’s an incredible, devoted dad and husband. Happy anniversary, Steve. I love you!

7 comments:

RobMonroe said...

18 years... wow. That's so awesome! Happy Anniversary!

Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary! Great pictures by the way.

An English glam rocker? You lucky girl!

James Ciminera said...

Well, this is just classic! Congratulations from Carole, Ray-Man and me ... Jim Cim

Bethany said...

OMG I still can't believe that was you! And that last picture just makes me laugh!! Happy anniversary you guys!

Monica said...

Happy anniversary! I LOVE the pictures, they made me smile!

Michelle said...

happy anniversary!

Dawn said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you. You have a blog award waiting for you on my "Sometimes...& Seizures Suck" post. You can just copy the picture of from my post.

I love reading what you have to write and I thank you for sharing.