Wednesday, June 23, 2010

{Happy} Anniversary to my Hubby!

Today is the day that I married my best friend.

The one I laugh with,
Live for,
Dream with,
and Love.

(That's from our wedding invites...)

Twenty years ago {yep, that's right, 20 years!} I married Ken. Married my first real boyfriend. We met just two weeks after I turned 16 (he was 18). Got married three years later. {Yes, I was a 'teen' bride}.

They said it wouldn't last....

They said we were crazy...

Yes, we were crazy...

Yes, it did last....

And here we are, 20 years later.

I'll be honest, our marriage isn't perfect. We've had our ups and downs and some zig zags, too....

And at the same time, I can honestly say, without a doubt, I love Ken MORE now, then I did 20 years ago. The love I have for him is so much deeper than it was when we were kids.


Thank you for loving me.

Thank you for being such a great Dad.

Thank you for believing in me (even when others didn't).

Thank you for supporting my dreams.

Thank you for staying up late and shipping orders. ;)

Thank you for making me bacon every four days.

Thank you for everything you do around the house.

Thank you for driving carpool whenever you can.

Thank you for cooking dinner when we get home at 8:30 and we are all tired.

Thank you for working so hard at your 'real' job.

Thank you for holding me when I cry.

Thank you for knowing my insecurities and encouraging me to try.

Thank you for putting up with me.

Thank you for being our family's spiritual leader.

Thank you for praying for me and for your part in helping me find Jesus.

Thank you for going to all the cheer and dance competitions.

Thank you for editing all the videos and never complaining about hearing my voice over and over and over. ;)

Thank you for always letting me pick the restaurant.

Thank you for always opening the door for me.

Thank you for growing up with me and the history we share.

Thank you for buying the 'girlie' things Kirstin, Katie and I need at the store.

Thank you for letting me get a puppy.

Thank you for letting me get the two extra tortoises.

Thank you for doing all the math and bills in our house.

Thank you for reminding me to grab a sweater.

Thank you for driving a 14 year old car.

Thank you for just smiling when my family tells the same stories over and over again.

Thank you for making me laugh.

Thank you for being my 'other half'.

I love you.