Friday, July 01, 2011

Twenty years ago today, I got married. Smartest thing I've ever done.

Most of it is a blur but I clearly remember my young man's face once I got to the gazebo in the park and stood there facing him.  He smiled at me.  He was happy to see me. Him so purty.

Over the years, people who didn't know us back then are shocked when I tell them we got married at 20 and 22 years old.  You know what? I would have married that guy two years earlier, but we got him through college first and I had some time to save up for the wedding.

I wanted a picture for our 20th anniversary, taken by our talented daughter.  The old dress still fits, but the jacket he wore is too small in the shoulders and the sleeves are about four inches too short.  He ain't a cute baby-faced kid anymore; he's my big hunk o'man now.  Me, I just have more wrinkles.

I just got through a very difficult month, and I still feel kinda pale and frail... but he's solid.

Can't imagine how much I'm gonna love that man in another twenty years.


fourdinners said...

Heartiest congrats to you both babe!

Me n Caz have clocked up 25 years last March.

The secret of 25 years happy and successful marriage? (especially to someone like me!)

Two little words I speak regularly...

"Yes dear"

...works for me!...;-)

Paul Tee said...

Heartfelt happy anniversary to both of you.

If you loved him for twenty years, then prognosis is excellent for the next twenty.

Pictures, would be nice?

Paul Tee said...

Thank you. Very, very excellent.

Auntie said...

Awww ... brings tears to my eyes. I remember it well! I'm so happy that you got to celebrate. Love you both!

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