It's so hard to believe that at this time 13 years ago, we were giving our speeches, throwing the bouquet and garter and having a great evening. I was hoping to be able to scan our fav pic from the wedding but unfortunately my printer doesn't scan (it faxes, but it doesn't scan) and Barry's not sure how to scan on his so I'm taking it to work (I've got to show some of the girls anyway), scanning it and emailing it to myself so I'll post that tomorrow.
I don't have much time to write tongiht, just wanted to share our happy day with you. It was a 7 p.m. wedding and the reception was at my parents house (our current house ... looked a little different then inside and out). We were on a very tight budget (we thought we had an extra year, but our pastor wasn't comfortable with waiting a year since we were already "living in sin". I went to high school with him. Obviously we ran in different crowds... But it was a great ceremony ... definitely a little different ... with lots of loved ones and the weather was great, but it was a little cool. Very similar to tonight actually. We expected to have everyone outside but because it was so cool, 85 people piled into my parents' house. It was cozy, but we did it.
Unfortunately we had to work today but we went for a bite for dinner (nothing fancy but the food was great, and hot, we came home and went for a walk which we haven't done in far too long but I was so stuffed from dinner I couldn't walk too fast. Oh well.
Barry, being Barry, bought me a beautiful card and me, well, being me, missed that opportunity. So allow me to share with you (and I know he reads my blog so I know he'll read this even tho' it won't be news to him) what's so special about this man.
For one thing, he's put up with me for 13 years married but Aug. 2nd will be 18 years together. Almost 2 decades. For that, he deserves a medal. We've rarely raised our voices, only a handful of times that I remember. We've never thrown anything at each other. We don't call each other names or degrade each other. So many people think we've only been together for a couple of years. I guess because we talk highly of each other and we kinda act like newlyweds (I'm not exactly sure what that means, but whatever). We thank each other for doing things that most people probably don't. Like doing the dishes (B) or making latte (that's my job). He's kind and considerate and loving and never puts me down. We're silly together most of the time when serious when need be. We've been through so much together but instead of anything driving us apart, the hard times make us closer. Which is how it should be in my opinion.
For those in relationships, don't forget to be best friends and treat each other with respect. For those who are not in relationship, look for those qualities in a mate. Don't settle. Life is far too short, too hard and too rewarding when you're with the right person. I kissed a LOT of frogs before I met my prince, and he was totally worth the wait.
I could go on and on but I have a fruit salad to make before I go to bed, so I will bid you all adieu and wish you a wonderful day tomorrow.