Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I Can't Believe I've Put Up With Her For 15 Years

15 years.

3 wonderful, healthy, and completely deranged children.

2 Miscarriages.

10,000 kisses.

4,321 arguments. (This may be on the low side)

4,321 time I've said "I'm sorry". (Also may be a conservative estimate.)

4,897,565 laughs, smiles, and " Stop cracking me up or I'm gonna wet myself" moments.

Missing out on winning the Funniest Home Video $10,000 dollar prize because the video camera wasn't charged when Rakes was doing something funny? More times than I care to count.

2 Red Sox World Championships.

15 years ago tomorrow I somehow convinced the most beautiful woman I've ever seen decide that spending the rest of her life with ME was a good decision. Through every dumb, idiotic comment, every "I promise I'll do it tomorrow", and every time I've let her down as a husband, she's been right there by my side.

Happy 15th Anniversary, Ang: I don't deserve you.

In a related note, I'll also always be thankful you have REALLY bad short term memory.

Thanks for putting up with this idiot: I love you more than you'll ever know.


scott h said...

congratulation. That's so sweet, you are right you don't deserve her.

On a lighter note. After looking at the pic I have two questions. One when did you get out of rehab. Two when do you start rehab?

HorshamScouse said...

Congratulations, Ted. You definitely got the better end of the deal.

Stacy said...

Happy Anniversary Ted and Angie!

Ted, I'm glad you realize how lucky you are; Ang not only puts up with you...she's parole officer for Butch and Sundance every day.

God smiled on you, little brother. :)

Ted D said...

Bub: bite me. I'm working on about 5 hours sleep a night: worrying about these boys is taking years off my life.

Horsham: tell me about it. I honestly don't know why she puts up with me.

Stacy: I put on a big front, but believe me, I know how lucky I am. Think I can convince her to put up with me for another 15 year?

Tree Newt said...

First of all: Bub, I'm glad you said it, and not me!

Second: Happy Anniversary, guys! Fifteen years ago tonight, I got the first inclination of Ted's OCD when he asked me every 1.2 seconds if I had the ring.

Ahhhh...good time, good times!

Congrats, you guys!

Ted D said...

Matt and Scott: keep it up and you are gonna force me to post the pictures of Bub with his porn stache and 70's hairdo and Mattie, I don't think the world is ready for the dutch-boy haircut and the knickers, do you?

Thanks for the well wishes, granola.

Tex said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww that was SO sweet Ted! Happy Anniversary Ang and Ted!! Here's to ya having 45+ more years.

Ted D said...

Tex, I'm pretty sure if you told her she has another 45 years with me it'll kill her.

I think she just takes it day to day.

And thanks.

Tex said...

i said that because my parents have been together for 60 yrs+.

Redbeard76 said...

Congrats on a great 15 years! I hope we're as happy as y'alls are in 11 1/2 more years.

JMP said...

A BIG HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and Angie!!

May you be blessed with many, many more!!

Edge of Design said...

Happy Anniversary Angie and Ted!

Congratulations on your committment to one another and to the Lord. I loved the comment about the arguments = apologies. Nicely done! It's one of the reasons you're able to celebrate 15 years so far.

gojohn said...

Congratulations... good job on the math # arguments = # apologies (but would your wife agree with that??)

Ted D said...

Stephen: Thanks man. I learned a while back that she's always right, even when she's wrong. You'll get there.

jmp: Just don't go anywhere. I can use the wisdom of dealing with teenage daughters in a few years!

Edge: I am blessed: I married a great woman.

John: Like I said, I may have underestimated on the numbers JUST a little.

Cyn said...

This is just beautiful.

Congratulations on your good fortune together, Ted!

Ted D said...

Thanks, Cyn. It's never easy, but being married to her has without a doubt been the best 15 years of my life.

beckperson said...

Ted and Angie! Congratulations on this momentous occasion! We wish you all the best. Here's hopin' for 15 more (at least).


Ted D said...

Appreciate it, Becks. If she survives another 15 years with me, she'll deserve a medal.

hayes said...

Congrats to you both. You guys are perfect for eachother; here's to many more!

Besides, both of you are needed for that crew.


Ted D said...

Thanks Hayes. And I agree, both of us are needed for these hooligans. In fact, we may need a full time Nanny/Gardener: you and Candaon interested? ;)

scott h said...

When you get to 25yrs look me up. Im sure I will still be bustin your marbles. The stache and the doo is what gave you a goal to strive for!

skeeter said...

Congrats, Ted & Angie. Rob and I can only wish for your good fortune. :)

HorshamScouse said...

//full time Nanny/Garden Gnome. you and Candaon interested?//

Ted D said...

Bub, I hate to break it to you, but the stache is the thing I'm running away from.

Thanks JD: I also heard eggnog!

Horsham, there is only one garden gnome, and I'm he. Josh has to find his own niche in the world. ;)