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Sunday, November 6, 2011

20 Years of Memories with my Love

Twenty years ago, I began dating my best friend. We weren't always best friends, though. We met our Freshman year in High School and frankly I tried dodging his witty remarks that were lobbed my direction. He was far more adept at wit than I was at avoidance. :)

These are our Senior Portraits- taken just after we began dating- proof I have actually had hair. ;)

(Click on any photo to enlarge.)

It's weird to think we now have a son who is a Senior. Wow.

We attended Prom together.

We sang The Star Spangled Banner together at our graduation in 1991.

Just over a year later we were married on November 7th, 1992.

Children began to arrive.

This past summer we just celebrated our 20th High School Reunion. 

I think it's worked out alright. :)

Don't get me wrong- we've had our rough patches and even a time when we were not sure if our marriage would survive, but by the grace of God and the loving support of those who cared for us, it did... and it's flourished. We have grown up together, we have learned how to love each other. We are still learning.

I'd do it all over again- in a heart-beat.


  1. That was beautiful, Cricket.

    I love the part where you are holding each other's hands so tightly during the Star-Spangled Banner.
    Any couple who can make it together through that song is destined to make it.

    The look of joy on his face when you are cutting your cake is precious. He looks like he got away with something.

    And who can't love the ginormous wedding dress? Girls today just can't know what it is to lug 50lbs of taffeta around and have sleeves bigger than their heads.

    Thanks for sharing. Happy 20 years.

  2. Chloe, you had me rolling with the dress comment.:) That dress was certainly cumbersome! I was not unhappy when in one of our many abodes it was ruined and I had to part with it. LOL

    I suppose my post title was slightly misleading- we've been together for 20 years- but tomorrow makes 19 years married. :)It was after midnight and my brain was tired! And thanks!

  3. Congratulations!!! Love that overcomes the hard times, and perseveres is WORTH celebrating!

  4. This post made me smile. I love looking at old photos - even of people I've never met. :-)
    Congratulations on sticking together.

  5. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful post. I, too, noticed you holding hands during the Star-Spangled Banner. Sweet. :)