Monday, May 18, 2009

Mushy-smushy...

I went alone to a baby shower last weekend and during the long drive there I started thinking about how next month is our anniversary, Ryder and I. We will be celebrating four years of marriage, and 15 years since our eyes met as he walked into the room. I was 15 years old when we met. So now he has been in my life for half of my life time! That got me thinking, and crying and all sentimental. So many things have happened since he first entered my world in 1994.
(I am not 500 lbs in this picture, I'm just wearing everything I owned at the time or something, I use to layer, a lot. Not that it really matters, I just felt an unnecessary need to explain for some reason. Sorry for the rotten picture, it's was taken in 94 and it's a picture of a picture, so yeah...)

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He is the only man I have ever been in love with. He is the only man who has the total ability to shatter my heart to pieces, which he did by the end of the summer we met. It was initially a short intense summer romance, which then dragged on for about another year of on again off again turmoil. Then we lost contact and what followed for me was a couple years of heart break and then soul searching. By the time I recovered and was headed in my own direction he reappeared in my life and still had the ability to make my heart race at the sound of his voice.

I tried to tell myself not to fall in love with him, but with in a year of his reappearance in 98, I was again hopelessly in love. Lucky for me this time so was he. We got back together and have been together ever since. The picture above was taken in the summer of 99. It took four years, and then another six before I was willing and ready to get married. We have been through a lot of ups and downs in our relationship over the years. A lot of hard times going on around us while we leaned on each other for support. Some super happy times and some heart wrenching times. Now we come to this, a home of our own over flowing with children and a relationship that has managed to stay solid over the years despite the odds.
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I might write more about our relationship over the next few weeks because I'm in the mood to reminisce, if you want to skip it don't bother checking in over here until after our anniversary in June. It won't hurt my feelings I promise.

4 comments:

Mama said...

I LOVE IT!!! I think I have that picture from 1994...I think I was there....Who would have ever thought anything good would have come out of that trailer....
I am so happy for the both of you and proud of you both for overcoming everything that has been put before you. Its been more than most could have handled and you have done it well. And your happy and full of love, not hate and bitterness.
Congratulations!!! I cant belive its been that long...

Lisa said...

Can't wait to read more over the next month! I love LOVE, don't you?!!!

MGM said...

I had to giggle over your "layers" and his hairy armpits and muscle shirt/ball cap combo. He didn't look too happy with the camera.

Happy Anniversary a month or so early!

Mama said...

I think I did take that one! I have one of us walking out in front of that place. He looks too cool in his muscle shirt!
Your layers are great! I totally remember that. Not to mention it was about 80 deg out!