Friday, February 10, 2006

5 and 1/2

*I was having this internal dialogue in my head about this, so I thought I would share*

Nick and I have been married just over 5 and 1/2 years.. and sometimes I just sit back and say Wow! The short version of our "love story" is that we met when I was 17 and he was 21. We both worked at the airport Pizza Hut (which I have to thank my friend Janell for getting me the job).. he was in the process of becoming my boss.. anyways... we met June 21, 1997; had our first date July 27, 1997 and got engaged September 20, 1997 (just 9 days after my 18th birthday).... then the waiting game happened. We had our wedding date picked out the week after we got engaged.. unfortunately... that was almost three years out... the main reason for the wait was so I could finish college.. we knew it would be hard to have a good marriage while juggling bills and home life and everything else at that time... but those (almost) three years were the longest years of my life... I NEVER thought our wedding day would come. Well, it did, on July 29, 2000!** And now, 2 Kids and 3 Puppies later it has been over 5 years.. and those years have just flew by.
I guess I do not know why I was thinking this.. though Nick and I did talk about it last night. And maybe with Valentine's Day coming up, I just feel so blessed to have such a great husband. I read and hear about all these people in troubled marriages (or who are getting out of them) and am grateful for Nick - even if I do not always show it. So, dear, if you ever do check this I LOVE YOU!!
Here is a picture from my Book of Me (2nd half of my timeline)... most everything has happened in the years since I have know Nick...


**side note: Brad and Jen got married the same exact date and their marriage is kaput

1 comment:

Roxanne said...

Very nice post, Mel :)