thirteen years



Posed Tango

We hit thirteen years of marriage today!  And, wouldn’t you know it, we both forgot.  Thank goodness for joint absent-mindedness.   I am not offended in the least…remember I got my weekend of peace.  The aura is still wavering over my head.

As we were trying to take care of a major poop accident and install a new bike seat this morning, we reminded ourselves of our ‘pure bliss.’  HA!   Then I ran out the door to work and he headed to the airport.  I think we have actually spent more anniversaries apart then together.  Our anniversary seems to typically fall during annual training for the military. 

In any case, Tim still does it for me.  He has grown into a fine man…one that I am very proud to know.  But he didn’t truly find his calling until he became a father.  He might be able to fly helicopters well.  He might be able to proactively manage our finances and protect our assets.  He might be able to manage P&L with his company.  And he did bring 140 soldiers home from Iraq unharmed.  But he doesn’t do any of those things nearly as well as he does just being a dad.  To watch him in action is really a marvel. 

I am not sure when we exchanged vows, I gave his fathering techniques much thought.  I was self-serving by nature…I just like the way he loved me.  So despite another anniversary apart, I just want to say…

Happy Anniversary, Bud!

P.S.  This used to be my screensaver about ten years ago! 

all wedding photos

All images created by Andrew Collings Photography

3 Responses to “thirteen years”

  1. Mom Says:

    I can’t believe it was 13 years ago that we had such a joyous day. The memories will always be in my heart! You were both so beautiful that day and have been every day since then.

    Tim has been a remarkable addition to the family and you are correct about him being a superb father. I also don’t think he does half bad in the husband arena either.

    True soul mates now and forever.

    Love you both beyond words!!!

  2. Betsy Roeder Says:

    Lucky # 13! Congrats!

  3. tim Says:

    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement! Being your husband, and a Dad, is my favorite job!

    It’s very easy to be successful with you at the helm!

    Happy Anniversary! I love you!

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