24,25,23 Years

Not done with the book yet and lots to do before it’s done. But I wanted to note that on this day 24 years ago I proposed to Krissy. 25 years ago tomorrow, we went on our first official date. 23 years ago on Sunday, we were married. It’s our traditional three-day anniversary period. Yes, we planned it that way.

All this means that for more than half my life now, Krissy has been in it, and as a consequence my life has been blessed in ways I can’t even begin to describe. Poor planning on my part means I’m trapped in front of a computer this weekend rather than out with her (well, I should be done on Sunday, so I may be free on our actual anniversary, but I’ll be brain-dead, and that’s no fun). But I want you all to know that on these three days, as I do every day, I’m so very grateful I get to be with her. She is, literally, the best person I know.

Okay, back to it for me. Have a good “our anniversary” weekend, folks.

23 thoughts on “24,25,23 Years

  1. My wife and I are celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary in August (although we were a little slower than you and Krissy on the move from dating to engagement to marriage – we’ve been together for almost 29 years).

    Congratulations to both of you and enjoy your romantic anniversary weekend!

  2. Andrea and I hit 25 years this year. Our first date was on April Fool’s Day so we eloped one year later.

    Congrats on your 25th.

  3. A hearty congratulations to both of you. I wish you many, many more years of happiness together. With so many people not having this blessing, I am always pleased to see it.

  4. Happy anniversary to both of you, and I wish you many, many more years of happiness together!

  5. My wife and I had fun with our wedding date, or tried to. I wanted to get married on the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon. It was forcast to rain that day (we married outdoors in a friend’s garden in Buckhead) so we married the next day. Then four years later our second daughter was born two days before the marriage day. When she was old enough to properly embarress we’d sometimes say she was born just two days before we got married. At which she would quickly and sternly correct us.

  6. Happy Anniversary, I said this to my wife of 27 years this morning! A propitious day indeed. Congratulations to you both!

  7. Congratulations to you two!

    My mother-in-law had to remind us it was our anniversary last year. Not such a drama when you both forget.

    And that’s okay because I take my wedding ring off to sleep.

    Every morning when I put it back on I remind myself that I am in this relationship because I chose to be her husband. I remind myself of all the reasons I made that choice. And I remember that not one of those reasons has changed.

    In fact, I now have even more reasons to continue to chose her each and every moment than I did when we married. And I make sure she knows how I feel.

    Sure anniversaries are nice, but for us at least, it isn’t that much different from any other day.

  8. I’m sure that she will be happy to celebrate with you when your brain recovers. (My mother was a nurse in a hospital, so I think it’s perfectly normal to celebrate before or after the holiday if that’s a better fit with our responsibilities.)

    And happy anniversary weekend!

  9. Congratulations. My 30th wedding anniversary is Monday, but we didn’t have any fancy planning like yours. We were engaged for about 18 months, and at this point I can only guess at our first date let alone when the day we first met. May have you many additional happy anniversaries.

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