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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

20 years ago today....

Twenty years ago today a 21 year old woman and a 29 year old man vowed their love and commitment to each other in front of 200 of their closest friends and family members. They then proceeded to the local country club and had one of the wildest parties that country club had seen in years. I am sure that half the people at that wedding did not expect it to last more than a few years, at most. A few years later, the bride and groom did not have high hopes of the marriage lasting another month, much less another year.


Twenty years later, we are still married and happier than we have ever been. We spent hours working on bettering ourselves, which in turn bettered our marriage. He is my best friend, my husband, my lover, the father of my children. He makes me laugh daily, cry at times, and holds my hand while walking down the street. He can still melt my insides with his crooked smile, and he can exasperate me with his silliness. He is a wonderful father, a loving husband, a devoted son, and a good person.


This song reminds me of us and our marriage. It started on shaky ground, but we have sowed and reaped our marriage into a strong, beautiful garden.






I love you Dave....Happy Anniversary!!

19 comments:

Mike said...

Let me be the first to congratulate both of you. You've beaten the odds in this age of "disposable marriages". I also want to commend you for sticking it out through the rough times, and making the effort to make things better between the two of you.

May you have many more wonderful years ahead. You deserve it!

Heather said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! It's so nice to hear of strong marriages and great relationships after so many years. I hope you are celebrating big!

(I love this song. I put it on a mix CD a few years ago for my husband's and my 10th anniversary. I was a young bride, too - just 22!)

Joeprah said...

20 more! Congratulations!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!

Stella said...

Beautiful! Congratulations!

Now get on to part 13!!

;)

Seriously, congratulations! I can only hope that my husband and I are as lucky!
30 more!!

Sherryl said...

Hi Alison,
I want to say congrats to you and Dave. You guys are wonderful, amazing, and I love you both dearly.
Sher

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Happy Anniversary! 20 years is a mile stone! Congratulations!

bermudabluez said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you both!! Shania Twain's song is beautiful and very moving.

ChrisB said...

Wishing you both a very Happy Anniversary. Have a wonderful day.

Jennifer said...

AWWWWW....Happy Anniversary!!! Hope you have twenty more!!

-Ann said...

Happy Anniversary!

Hannah said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

TheVasquez3 said...

wow 20 years! congrats!!

cyndy said...

We share an anniversary!! But yesterday was our 3rd.
Happy Anniversary!

Jeni said...

Congratulations, Happy Anniversary and may you have many, many more!

Chrys said...

Happy Anniversary! I love this song too! It sums our marriage too! You two are an inspiration to all.

Irene Latham said...

Marriage is the most wonderful journey, isn't it? Happy Anniversary!! xxoo

karisma said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Welcome to the 20's club!

Debra w said...

Happy anniversary, Alison and Dave. May your marriage continue to evolve and grow with every passing year! Look at how far you have come! The future will hold so many more beautiful memories.

I LOVE the wedding picture! Such a beautiful young couple.

Love and hugs,
Debbie