Wednesday, June 3

A Letter to Mr. Husband

Dear Mr. Husband,

Nine years. NINE years. Crazy, isn't it? I simply can't believe it has already been nine years since our wedding. You could easily convince me that somewhere in there was a wrinkle in the space time continuum, and that it's actually only been a year or two.

I remember that day so clearly. On the surface, it was the perfect wedding. Outdoors, in a beautiful garden, with absolutely perfect weather. We cherished the string quartet that played Vivaldi as we joined to walk down the aisle together. We kept the vows short and sweet (just the way we wanted them). We smashed gorgeous cake the way cake should be smashed. It was all picture perfect.

But, oh, the drama that was going on behind the scenes. It was something, wasn't it? It's a darn good thing you already knew my family was full of crazy, considering the Crazy Parade they put on display that day. Of course, the fact that you married me anyway might be a testament to your level of crazy. Just sayin'.

Since then, we've had our highs and our lows and our fair share of drama from time-to-time. At the end of it all though, we have each other, and we have Alexis. She is, without a doubt, the single greatest thing you have ever given me. She is nothing short of amazing, and I thank you so much for your 50% contribution to making her. ;-)

Here's to another 90 years, sure to be full of more of the same. The good and the bad, the fun and the painful, but mostly full of love. Nothing worth having is ever easy, and what we have is definitely worth it.

Love,
Me

*Here is where there would be wedding photos, if only a certain overzealous women hadn't already packed them all and now can't remember which box they are in. Whoops!*

*As an alternate, here is where there would be photos from our trip to Paris, if only those photos had ever been copied to this computer. Whoops!*

*As an alternative to the alternate, here's a photo from June 2006.*

34 comments:

  1. Awww! Happy Anniversary! Alexis is one lucky little girl to have the two of you for parents. And here's to those 90 more years!

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  2. Happy Anniversary!! We'll check back next year for those pics on the Big 10!

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  3. Happy Anniversary!

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  4. Happy Ninth! And when you're moved in, I need to see wedding pictures.

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  5. Happy Anniversary!

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  6. Happy 9th!

    (incidentally, I just started a blog letter like this for Dan yesterday! Our 7th is on Monday!)

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  7. Happy Anniversary! You have a beautiful family. Great family picture!

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  8. Happy Anniversary!

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  10. Very Very Cool! Happy Happy Anniversary! May your marriage continue to grow strong through the years, and may the love you feel today be inherent in your togetherness. Blessings to your family!

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  11. Happy Anniversary!!! Love the picture!

    And yes, please dig out the wedding pics!! I'd love to see them!

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  12. BOOO! I want to see wedding pictures!

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  13. Happy Anniversary yinz!

    yeah I wanna see those wedding pics too.

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  14. Y'all are killing me. I have NO idea what I did with them. None. Zero. Zilch. Of course, now it's driving me insane . . .

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  15. Happy Anniversary!!!

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  16. Happy 9th Anniversary!!!!
    And on a side note, I think everyone's family is just a bit crazy. I have given up the concept of there being normal people out there. ;)

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  17. Happy Anniversary! We've got 8 coming up this year and I know what you mean about the space time thing!

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  18. Happy 9th anniversary & many more!

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  19. Happy Anniversary!! Can't wait for the pic. Let me be the first to guess that you got married in Pens gear. C'mon, admit it. You did, didn't you? ;)

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  20. Happy Anniversary!

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  21. Happy Anniversary. Please cherish each other every day.
    My husband passed away after 19 years. (I guess he had enough!)

    One Thurday night he was on his side of the bed reading and I was on my side watching Capt. Carelli's Mandolin.
    Nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing to tell us that was it. That was our last night of marriage. He said good night pecked me on the cheek and turned off the light. I continued to watch my movie.

    Geeze, don't mean to be such a downer. I just wanted to tell you never take each other for granted.
    Happy Anniversary.

    This year will be my 25th. I think I'll throw myself a celebration anyway.

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  22. Happy Anniversary! And that is a great pic- even if it is an older one!

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  23. Happy Anniversary! Here's to many many more!

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  24. Happy anniversary! :)

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  25. Let me be about the hundreth person to with you a Happy Anniversary!

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  26. Happy anniversary!

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  27. Aww, the third alternate photo is still sweet. Happy anniversary!

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  28. "Nothing worth having is easy"

    So right.

    Hope you two continue to celebrate each other!

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  29. Happy anniversary! :) Congratulations. I agree -- 90 more sounds just about right. :)

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  30. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful tribute to a Beautiful family! (Hugs)Indigo

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  31. Happy Anniversary ... awwwww ... such a picture perfect family.

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  32. You didn't mention this on Plurk. Happy Belated to you two. I hope your present is a Pens win.

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