20 Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today, we each said "I do," and we meant it.

Like most people, I suppose, we really had no idea what the future held, except that we would face it together. Even at 23, I was quite serious about that; when he proposed to me a few months earlier, I asked him if he was quite sure, because I would kill him before I would divorce him.

He accepted those terms. So I agreed to love, honor, and cherish — though not necessarily to obey — forever. What neither of us expected, though, was to find that we are closer, enjoying each other’s company even more, after two decades.

With the kids out of school on Fall Break and my parents (our reliable overnight keepers of the teens) out of town, we can’t really go anywhere, but we’ll go somewhere for dinner tonight.

Maybe we’ll get wild and go dancing, the way we used to.

Maybe not.

Maybe we’ll just find a nice dinner somewhere, laugh about surprisingly ordinary things, and appreciate that we found each other. Laughter is a big part of what works so well — we’re just enough alike, but just enough different, to find humor in something every day. It doesn’t really matter what we do, we usually have fun if we’re together.

I like that.

9 Responses to “20 Years Ago Today”

  1. on 24 Oct 2007 at 2:17 pm AT

    Happy anniversary!

  2. on 24 Oct 2007 at 2:28 pm Punk HP

    Congrats!. Let’s take the Boat out Friday to celebrate.

  3. on 24 Oct 2007 at 6:18 pm realtorchick

    Here’s to another great 20. Cheers!

  4. on 25 Oct 2007 at 6:37 am Joel

    Mazel tov.

  5. on 25 Oct 2007 at 6:44 am daco

    Congratulations! Hope the second 20 are twice as happy.

  6. on 25 Oct 2007 at 8:50 am oneutvol

    Congratulations netmom! I have been married to the lovely and exciting Marie for 41 years, we are both into our second careers, and loving (almost) every minute of it.

    (She did leave for Italy today with our daughter instead of me after all.)

    Anyway, I trust you will enjoy the next 20 years even more!

  7. on 25 Oct 2007 at 9:04 am Mrs. Eaves

    Congrats to you both!

  8. on 25 Oct 2007 at 11:25 am shane

    Happy Anniversary!!

  9. on 25 Oct 2007 at 1:03 pm The Chief

    My envy goes out to you and Chuck.

    Congratulations

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