She was just eighteen years old when she first met him. He was staying with his brother during layoff season in his construction job in Ohio. When she first looked at him she felt shy, he had piercing blue eyes and the softest smile. He was older than her by 6 years, however she saw no distance in the age difference. She was mature for her age, and knew she liked this gentlemen, and just like that it was their first date.
He took her to dinner, some live music, and they shared conversation over drinks. They became rather involved with each other over his seasonal stay, but the day did come when he had to return back to his life and job in another state. They shared the last few minutes of each other in an embrace, and then he got into his red Camaro and down the road he went.
She missed her blue eyed gentlemen. They would talk on the phone most evenings to fill the distance in their growing relationship. After months of phone calls, and declared wishes to see each other, she bought a plane ticket, and went to see her blue eyed gentlemen.
It wasn’t long after her trip to see him that things shifted. He moved back into his brother’s house down the street, and it was an every day event to be with each other. She was young and falling fast for him. The couple would spend night after night together, and naturally the relationship developed and moved into mature stages.
The couple eventually bought a house together, and enjoyed their new life together. The couple had many friends, and spent their free time entertaining, and being incredibly social. It was a rainy, wet, early fall evening, and the couple was getting ready to head to a wedding reception together. She hadn’t been feeling so great for the last couple days, and knew something was going on. It was then that the couple learned they would be parents!
The couple grew together more and more everyday, and every year was amazing! The couple cherished their baby boy, and their growing family. It was 2 years later, and the couple and their boy welcomed another son into their family!
The couple and their two boys lived simply and comfortably in their little house. The house was always full of toys, noise, and smelled of good things to eat.
It was a cold spring morning, when the rain was falling around the family’s little cottage. He turned to her and said, “Lets get married.” Marriage wasn’t a topic of interest for the couple, they loved each other, and their life together without the certificate of marriage. However, he understood that time was of the essence with his lover’s father. Her father was sick and declining rapidly. He knew if he was going to make her his wife, he would do it with the blessing of her father. He did what any respectable man would do, and asked her father for his daughter’s hand in marriage. Her father gave his blessing, and within that one week the couple married outside the town hall in the company of their parents and their young children.
The sun shone warmly on their union that afternoon. It wasn’t a day full of fancy dancing, or a guest list of more than 25 close friends and family. The couple didn’t see a need for such fuss, as only those special people needed to be a part of their union.
It has almost been 17 years for that couple. They now have an amazing, growing family, and spend each day loving their 3 young boys and loving each other.
Matt and I will be celebrating our union on Wednesday, and as I embark on another year with Matthew, I feel so incredibly lucky to have him as my husband, best friend, life partner, and one hell of a great father to our children. I couldn’t imagine a day without you in it, I couldn’t imagine not starting every day with you not by my side. You have been my forever and my everything for more than half my life. Our love is stronger than the day the fire lit.
I know, that as your wife, I’m not easy to handle all the time. I love to be social, and am constantly on the go with my running and bike riding. If I didn’t have you, I wouldn’t have the ability to conquer my goals! You support me in every way possible, and I love you with every inch of my soul.
I am enjoying this life we have made together so much, that at times I thank the stars above for connecting our souls.
Happy Anniversary my sweet Matt.
Love, your crazy-ass wife.