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Thursday, November 1, 2007

10 Wonderful Years Together


Today is my 10-year wedding anniversary. I bet you didn't know I was married to the best man in the world.

Daryl, I can still remember the night we met, when I called you a cowboy, and George told me I didn't "want any of that". Good thing he was only partially joking - as he was the best man at our wedding!

We have been through some of the most challenging times of our lives together, and we've had some of the most fulfilling times together, as well. Everyone I knew thought I was crazy to "marry the guy with 3 kids", but I knew what I wanted. Raising those kids wasn't all rosy, or peace and light - and I had a few reality checks along the way, but I wouldn't change those years for anything in the world. Everyone now knows: those are "my kids". and you don't mess with them - ever! And Vicki was a wonderful surprise when we thought I couldn't have any children; I can't imagine life without her.

You have taught me to love myself, and accept myself for who I am. I have learned that it's okay to do things a little differently than others do; okay to go off the beaten path. You give me the courage to do those things, day-in and day-out, and if I fail, you are always there to support me.

You are simply, the man of my dreams. You are the song my heart sings to, and I can't imagine my life without you in it. Here's to a decade of love, laughs and tears. Let's pull out all the stops and have many, many more!

I love you, Babe. Happy Anniversary!

9 comments:

JennAnn said...

Congratulations!!! That was really sweet!

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

What a great tribute! You are lucky to have such a great relationship!

Congrats!

Shannon said...

Happy 10 years! Hopefully in 4 more years I can post something like that. You guys inspire me.

Simply Curious said...

Aw. What can I say? I don't know you guys and you guys don't know me but a big happy anniversary from California.

Veronnica said...

That was so sweet! Happy Anniversary (sorry I'm a day late!)! I'm sure the two of you will ride off into the sunset together...

Veronnica said...

Hey! and I took that picture! LOL!

Anonymous said...

happy anniversary and i'll try to make it to the 20 year one, we'll have a big party and i'll invite some sailors over and we'll all get shitty drunk. love you guys

rex

Teri said...

You are so lucky (and he's kinda cute)

Kim Thomas said...

First, Congratulations!

Second, Several 10 year anniversarys this year. You, me and Larry for starters.

Third, Big D actually has a name, it's Daryl!