Monday, December 5, 2011

19 Years


Today is our 19th wedding anniversary! The photo was taken just before we left the reception. We've been talking a lot lately about what we knew, what we thought we knew and what we had no clue about back then (or today!).

We both realize now that we had no idea what it took to make a marriage work, what it meant to be married, and what it meant to be a half of a whole.

There have some great times. There have been struggles. And as I write those words, it is evident that they don't begin to cover the depth nor the breadth of the experiences we've shared.

During my father's recent illness, my mother commented to me that "You got a good one."

Yep, I did. I didn't really know it at the time, but I know now that I got one of the best.

Sometimes, I think I'd give him away, but in truth, I wouldn't trade him for anyone in the world!

Happy anniversary to my love!

Now, about painting the front door....

21 comments:

  1. What a lovely bride and groom you both made. Great comments about marriage,too. It's a journey!

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  2. Oh Happy Anniversary!! You made a lovely bride. Thats a wonderful photo with the clasic behind you. Yep Marriage is work. We will be going on 45 years in April. It does work with work but lots of Love too. :))

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  3. OOps.. thats Classic Car behind you.. but hubby is classi just not classiC. :))

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  4. Yes, Donna, it's definitely a journey!

    I dunno, Cris, you might have had it right the first time—he's a classic for sure! ;•)

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  5. What an adorable photo! Congratulations. Laure were you an artist then too?

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  6. happy anniversary!!!! <3 i love your wedding picture!!!!

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  7. Congratulations to you both--you were lucky to find each other, and to be able to grow together! (I think Chris got one of the good ones, too.)

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  8. Congratulations on this special milestone. You are both lucky to have found each other. Treasure your sweet memories and have fun making more on the road ahead.

    P.S. When I moved my cursor to the photo to click on it to see it larger it was neat to see the snow fall over the picture like pixie dust!! Magical!

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  9. Thank goodness SOMEBODY married Chris. He is a bubble off center, and I always knew it would take someone very special to appreciate him like we do!

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  10. Congrats to the best sister-in-law ever (or maybe just the craziest). Perfect fit for our nutty family.

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  11. Happy Anniversary Laure and Chris.

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  12. Happy Anniversary to you both; lovely to share and reflect and nice to feel you're in the right place with one another. Keep it rolling...

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  13. What a sweet photo! And congrats on your first 19 years, wishing you many, many more!

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  14. Happy anniversary to you both. I don't think anyone knows much about marriage until they've been married awhile - probably a LONG while. But it sounds like you are just right for each other. What a great photo.

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  15. Happy Anniversary. You are blessed with your sweet man. I hope you have many more happy years together.

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  16. Thanks, Jacqueline, yes, I had just finished art school a few months before we married.

    Thanks, Randy!

    Thank you, KJ!

    Thanks, Claire, isn't the faerie dust fun?!

    Ah, Bob, you're always to the point aren't you?!

    Hmmm, thanks, Lott, would that best have anything to do with being the only?!! ;•)

    Thanks, Teri!

    Thank you, Carole!

    Thank you, Susie!

    Thanks, Cheryl, I think you're right about it taking a LONG time!

    Thank you, Lisa!

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  17. Nineteen years! You're just a newbie in the marriage buisness. Seriously, though, how wonderful to know after so many years that you are married to the right man. Happy Anniversary to you both!

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  18. Dang, I must have hit the wrong button or something, as my original comment is among the missing..

    Congratulations!!! What a great photo and great love. So happy to know that you found a 'keeper' and that you two are enjoying the journey of marriage. Quite a ride, huh! Here's to many, many more anniversaries!

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  19. Happy Anniversary! We made it to 35 years, and I'm telling you, I feel like half of me has been blown off now and I am walking around with ragged edges hanging out. Hang on to this one. Good ones don't come along very often.

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  20. Happy belated wishes for your anniversary. Oh, how little did I know what marriage entailed. Living with another person is not always easy, is sometimes way better than being alone and certainly has lots of plusses and minuses. It sounds like the plusses out-weigh the minuses for you and that is good to hear. Hope you have another 19+ in your future (notice the +)!

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  21. ...congratulations and a belated Happy Anniversary!!! I love this photo. You two look so cool in front of your awesome car!!

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