Life as We Know It

Eleven years ago today I married my best friend, my soul mate, the other half of my heart.

We met in high school when I was a freshman and Marvin was a junior. He chased me and I played hard to get until I graduated. We started dating then and and never looked back.

He proposed to me on Christmas Eve in the snow, on a ledge overlooking a ravine with white tipped firs and a waterfall stilled by the cold. I felt like I was on top of the world, and the fact that my new engagement ring didn't fit didn't matter.

I finished cosmetology school before we got married, and then we moved into a tiny apartment close to my salon and Marvin's bank. We spent our honeymoon on a tropical beach, making sun-kissed memories that we'll never forget.

When we said "I do" it was as natural to us as breathing. There was never any whisper of doubt in our minds that we were created by our Heavenly Father to be life-long companions, till death do us part.

I can not even imagine a more perfect partner for me to stumble through life with. He's the logical answer to my creativity. I'm the organization for his chaos. He's the net under my maternal tightrope. I'm the laughter for his jokes. He holds the key to my heart.

I love you, honey. I'd say "I do" all over again!

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6 readers took time to leave a thought:

My2Gs September 20, 2008 at 9:23 AM  

Happy Anniversary! That is so sweet :)

Kate September 20, 2008 at 10:37 AM  

Ok, you are just about the CUTEST thing in the universe. My eyes are swelled with tears. CONGRATULATIONS!

Amanda September 20, 2008 at 6:24 PM  

Congratulations! What a sweet story! Happy anniversary!

Unquestionably Multifaceted September 20, 2008 at 8:39 PM  

Awww! Congratulations! I love how you've described this! I know it sounds silly but this is the same way I daydream of speaking about my future husband. Your words inspire me. I pray that God will grant you many more years of happiness with your family!

Faith Hope Love Mama September 20, 2008 at 9:24 PM  

I love this post. Your heart is beautiful and after spending today watching a beautiful wedding I am moved to tears. You look beautiful in your dress. You and I had similar dresses and head pieces. It must have been the year. Many blessings to you and your sweetie on this special day!!

MerrandaVK September 21, 2008 at 9:53 PM  

Seriously, what a beautiful post!! and what a beautiful picture - so sweet!! Happy anniversary, great story too:)

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