Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Happy Anniversary

19 years ago I married the man of my dreams. David & I met in 1982 while we were in college at the University of Florida (GO GATORS!!). We didn't date for long but I definitely fell in love pretty quickly. After my mom passed away in 1985 David paid a visit, & we spent the next year talking to each other. When we did finally agree to meet up in 1986, we got back together & have been inseparable since then.
I admit it. There have been some rough patches over the years. It's really funny how marriage makes you notice things. It was typical, but after getting married I thought my head would explode from the frustration over finding out that David squeezes his toothpaste wherever his hand hits while I squeeze it from the bottom. Thankfully, we dealt with that one easily enough. We each have our own toothpaste. Yup. It was hard. ;-)
Of course there were harder issues over the years. On the other hand, there has been a deep & abiding love & respect for each other. We have a good, solid friendship based upon that love & respect & a few similar interests. We both love to read, listen to music & watch tv - just not the same stuff.
Yes, we argue. BUT we love each other enough to make those times minor. Marriage is work - hard work.
And I'd do it all over again!
I love you David. 459! AWBB! No matter what! Always & forever!


Vivian M said...

Awwww....you two are blessed indeed to have found each other. We miss you both very much and hope your anniversary was a wonderful celebration of all the years past, and all the years yet to come! Huge hugs from Canada!

Lisa said...

Awwww.... I'm all teary eyed now! What a wonderful post about your love. I hope you had a great celebration of all your years! And what a cool shot from the birthday party -- who caught that? I'm jealous it wasn't me... what a special moment for you two.

Sandra said...

What a wonderful post, Tammie. Happy anniversary you two. Tell me the story behind picture number 2? That one made me tear up instantly!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! What a blessing!

C.J. said...

Happy Anny!

Magi said...

I wish you the happiest of anniversaries, even if you are Gators.

Go 'Noles! ;O)

Class of '85
mwah ha ha

Shari McConahay said...

Happy Anniversary!