Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Happy Anniversary, My Love

Happy 14th anniversary, my sweet love.

This picture was taken the year we met. We were just babies then. But we knew true love when we felt it. You told me just tonight that you always knew you would marry me.

We were high school sweethearts, you and me. But we faced opposition from every angle. Cultural, mostly, from both sides, as well as an age difference. You are a few years older than me.

"Hey now, hey now
Don't dream it's over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
to build a wall between us
You know that they won't win
Don't let them win."
--Crowded House

We have always loved each other true, but there was a time when we let the world get in the way and we parted, sure that we would never see each other again.

"Two broken hearts
Neither one knows what to say
Both falling from love
But not quite all the way
Look at us now
Reaching back for yesterday
Wanting to know
If the other wants to stay
After all, I'm the one who said we're through
Now I can't live without you anymore
Out there lost is a dream that can come true
Is it worth the reaching for?
Do you love me anymore?
Darling, hold me till the morning comes
Until I see you smile
Take all the sadness from your eyes
Hold me till the morning comes
Let me stay; we've just begun
I want to stay with you."
--Paul Anka

After some hard life lessons, we found our way back to each other, never to part again.

Our wedding day was one of the best days of my life. I was so calmly sure about marrying you. And oh my gosh were you handsome. I still see that man who met me at the end of the aisle whenever I look at you. I am so proud to be your wife.

Our wedding song was "Get Here" by Oleta Adams. What it represented to us was a commitment to the other, when we would say one to the other, "Get here if you can" that we would do everything in our power to be there for each other. And my love, you have.
I really like this picture. We're being showered by bird seed (more environmentally friendly, understand). What I like is that we are so happy and laughing and everyone around us is smiling and wishing us well. But what I like best is that you are guiding me through it all.I married a kind man. I love your sweetness, your wicked sense of humor, the fact that you've always stayed in touch with the little boy inside of you. I also love the fact that you show enthusiasm for any crazy thing I or the kids can think up. You are a wonderful husband, a loving father, and great provider. I am a lucky girl.
I love sharing my life with you.


mamma said...

Happy Anniversary. What a special love you share.

KSD said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. May you have many, many more years together.

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys are too cute.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary .. You are a lucky girl.

Secret Buddy

Angela Martínez said...

Happy Anniversary! This was so incredibly sweet. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Tam said...

Happy Anniversary!! You guys look so sweet together and your story is very similar to mine and the Aviator's. "Love overcomes adversity". We were high school sweethearts too. It is SO NICE to hear that someone else is happy and in love and still committed after more than a dozen years. I was starting to think "A" and I were the only ones! No kidding, most people I know are either wretchedly miserable or already divorced. Isn't it just the most peaceful and wonderful state to be in when you KNOW you picked the right one? Man, I miss my sweetie. It'll be 18 yrs for us in December. Many more happy years to the both of you.

msubulldog said...

Happy (belated) Anniversary! I love looking at your pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them! :)

Tim said...

Hmmm. . July 25th 1992 . . . Yes I do remember that day. I remeber sitting with my dad (why oh why wasn't I IN the wedding?), then I remember holding a nicely bundled package of birdseed. Then I remember going back to your apartment and eating food. And guess what? Chris gets to go swimming and everyone else stays in their hot clothes. But I had fun, and I'm so glad you chose such a rad uncle for me to have. Congratulations.