Wednesday, March 07, 2007

16 Years and Counting

Over the last 16 years we have had our ups and downs but frankly, our downs have never been very low because, at the root of it all, we love each other deeply and will do anything to make sure that we do not lose what we have.

Every day, every week, every month, I find another reason to appreciate my husband even more than I already do. This week it was a simple comment that brought on tears of love. Wednesday, when work was getting me down and Squidette was not feeling well, I tuned in on the TurtleCam from my work computer and noticed the reflection of the desk chair -- and the person in the chair. A quick email was sent and within minutes the smiling visage of my husband was greeting me from my school computer. More tears.

As I reflect on the last 19 years (total, not just married) I remember simple things. Our first peck on the lips at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. Our first real kiss -- the same night that my parents told me that I was going to have a new sibling. Fooling around in front of Penn Station. Dinner at the Carnegie Deli on the night of our wedding (the party was a lunch) -- and KFC from the only KFC in Manhattan (at the time) the next night. The birth of our children and the death of his mom. All events that make our marriage stronger and more solid every day.

Tonight we will go out for a luxurious meal and toast to many more wonderful years. And then we will return home to our sleeping children and a wonderful life together.

6 comments:

Sprite said...

Nothing is better than a beautifull marriage .. or a beautiful relationship. Your love flows through the font and sends warmth into the Universe. Sorry works been low and Squidette's not well (hugs and get wells to the Squidette), but I'm glad you have such a wonderful support structure at home ... glad that your husband is your ROCK... and that the two of your are smart enough to take the time to Rock each other's worlds in that special way only two people in love can do. I hope your night out is totally special. Happy Anniversary! *hugs*

Squidette said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...
Love you!

Dave Daniels said...

Awwwww, what a warm and fuzzy way to start the weekend.
Squid hugs to you both.

Paul said...

Congratulations! And wishes for a lifetime of happiness and love!

Cookie said...

Awwwwwwwww...

Happy Anniversary!

Susan said...

The awwwws have it! I just wish there were more couples like y'all. It's good to know that it really happens, not just in stories.

And lots of hugs to the Squidette...a very important part of this lovely family.