Saturday, December 19, 2009

It Seems Like Yesterday

3 children, 2 miscarriages, 4,596 arguments, and 17 years later we're still married.

And speaking for myself, I'm more in love now than I was that night when I said "I do."

17 years may not seem that long, but I bet if you ask her, when you're married to me, it seems like a lifetime.

Thanks, Ange. For putting up with me obsessing about a baseball team and for spending countless hours watching baseball games that mean nothing in the big picture but are seemingly life and death when they are happening. Thanks for putting up with the fact that I have multiple online friends yet balk whenever you mention getting together with some couple that actually live close by.

Thank you for giving me the three biggest blessings I could ever ask for in my children, and for putting up with a fully grown child as well. I know I'm not what you dreamed for growing up but I'll be forever grateful I became what you wished for when you reached adulthood.

I'll never deserve you but I'll always be eternally grateful I got you.

Here's to 17 years being celebrated and another 43 to come.

That'll give us an even 60 and by that time I figure you can just trade me in for a newer model.

Love you, darlin'.

And Happy Anniversary.


HorshamScouse said...

Beautifully written, Ted.

Happy Anniversary to you and Ange.

Cyn said...

This is a wonderful tribute, Ted. Congratulations to you and Angie on 17 years! Much love to you both.

Redbeard76 said...

Aww so sweet. I'm sure she'd say the same about you. :)

Ted D said...

Thanks Scouser, Cyn, and Steve; I'm a really fortunate man.

Beth said...

Awww. Happiest of anniversaries, Ted & Angie - and many, many more

Tex said...

very sweet!! My parents anniversary is the 22nd....I think it's their 64th year..yah. Here's wishing ya another 17 + 17 + 17

Stacy said...

Happy Anniversary! Beautifully written, little brother.

Ted D said...

Thanks Beth and Tex. 64 years is a long time, Tex. Tell your parents I said well done! And sis, you know her so you realize just how much I married over my head. ;)

Chrissy said...

I'm several days late, thanks to the holiday, but I wanted to wish you a very happy belated anniversary! Here's to 17 more!

Ted D said...

Thanks much, Chrissy!