Tuesday, July 29, 2008

to my beloved

When we met, you caught me by surprise. Everyone told me love would come when I least expected it, but I didn't believe them. I had given up. I had come to terms that I would never find the right guy. And, yet, here we are.

It's hard to believe it's been 20 years. What's harder to believe is that we made it through the worst of those years. Sometimes I wondered and I'm not even sure how it happened, but I am so thankful that we survived.

Looking back I realize now that we've really grown up together. We've learned how to live with each other. We've learned how to laugh with each other. We've learned how to talk through disagreements and when to leave it alone. We've toughed it out and fought tooth and nail for the place we have reached in our life and our marriage. It has made us stronger and it has made us love each other better.

Happy Anniversary, baby. I love you and I believe you when you say the best is yet to come!!!

14 comments:

XI Summit said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!

I remember the 20th ....

for a different kind of girl said...

Happy Anniversary to the two of you! The years really do go by quickly when you enjoy each other, don't they? Tool Man and I will be at 14 years this fall, and that seems impossible to me!

Enjoy your day!

FTN said...

Happy anniversary. Congratulations - 20 years is impressive. Not to mention you don't look old enough to have been married for 20 years...

My parents will celebrate their 40th this fall. That's a lot o' years!

Phyllis Renée said...

XI - Thanks

Girl - It has gone by quickly. The day of our wedding is still very clear in my memory. Enjoying each other? Yes, that definitely helps :)

FTN - Thanks. (Don't tell anyone, but I was only 12 years old when we got married.) Now 40 years is a long time!

aphron said...

Congrats! That's quite an accomplishment.

The Silent Male said...

That is just plain awesome. Congratulations and Happy 20th.

Therese in Heaven said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment!

Buttafly32681 said...

Happy Anny! I hope we'll be celebrating that mark in the years to come! Hope you two enjoyed your day!

C-Marie said...

WOW! 20 years! How fabulous!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

Cocotte said...

Hope your day was very special!

Phyllis Renée said...

Thank you, all of you. We both had to work that day, but it was a very special evening.

Sailor said...

I'm late, so sorry, I plead lack of internet reliability while on vacation-

But, congratulations! Lynn and I are coming up to 23, and they do fly by, don't they!

I'm with FTN too, did you get married at like, 12?

Congrats again!

Tulipsanticipation said...

That's great, my husband and I recently celebrated our first anniversary. Can't begin to think about what our lives will be like in 20 years.

Desmond Jones said...

Yeef! How did I not stop in to wish you a very Happy 20th?

20 years is a very Big Deal, indeed. Congratulations on that!

Molly and I have our 28th coming up soon. At least I sorta look like someone who might've been married for 28 years. . .