22 Years and Some-Odd Months

I posted this picture and the following bit on Facebook because that’s where most of my high school friends are online, but I’m posting it here as well. It’s true in both places.

One final picture from the Webb Schools Alumni Weekend, if I may: A picture of me with Krissy, standing in the same spot, 22 years and some-odd months apart. Krissy and I got married at the Vivian Webb Chapel and she wanted to recreate a particular photo from our wedding album. I think we did a pretty good job of it, considering we were doing it from memory.

22 years have passed and there’s not a moment of it I would change. Being married to Krissy has been the great joy and privilege of my life, and not a day goes by that I don’t think about how much better my life is because she is in it. Those of you who spent time with her at Alumni weekend, some of you for the first time, understand what I mean. I was amused and delighted how quickly she became Your Favorite Scalzi — a thing which I approve of, because I feel that way too. She just makes everything better.

I am blessed with my marriage, blessed with my friends and blessed with a wonderful life made better because of both. We recreated the photo but every day we create and commit to our love, just as each of us, in small and sometimes large ways, create and commit to friendships, building them to last the long years. This reunion reminded me how much I am bettered by these constant acts of creation I get to have with each of you. Thank you, all of you, for that.

And especially thank you, Krissy. I love you more, 22 years and some-odd months on, than I loved you that day we stood in front of friends and family and vowed to be married. And on that day, I loved you more than I had loved anything in the whole of my life.

By John Scalzi

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33 replies on “22 Years and Some-Odd Months”

Congratulations on twenty-two years of marital bliss. My wife and I celebrated our thirty-fourth anniversary last week. However, I do not believe I have shrunken quite as much as you, Scalzi. Keep it up and you’ll find yourself standing on an orange crate the next time you attempt to reproduce that moment! :-)


Although I have to say that Krissy has grown more beautiful with the years, while you have grown more, er, ah…

Uh. Hmm.

Disheveled – that’s it!

You’ve definitely grown more disheveled to match your spouse’s increasing beauty.

Congratulations to the both of you in any case, and long may you love!

Well, you two have certainly stood the test of time better than the doors behind you. Looking good,

And today is my 47th Anniversary, for what that’s worth (a lot to us).

Congrats to you both! :) What a great picture. As an aside I grew up not to far from there, in San Dimas. I’m a bit older than you John, but close enough. I’ve got fond memories of the area, San Dimas, Claremont, Montclair, Upland etc. Time flies.

Regarding doors and geometry: To me it looks like you have shrunk a bit. Krissy’s in flats in the recent photo, and you are on tippy toes. It appears that Krissy was wearing at least some sort of heels in the earlier photo, and you are not stretching as much in that photo. It does look like Krissy is standing a bit more upright in the second shot, which is likely also contributing. She has very good posture.

I know I’m a couple of inches lower than I was 22 years ago. Ah, middle age…

Congratulations, John and Krissy. May your love continue to grow, and may you always express the joy you feel to the world! It is a wonderful thing to love somebody and have them love you right back!

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