Saturday, December 30, 2006

A Blind Date and an Anniversary

On Thursday evening, D and I went on a date, with 4 other people. All good friends, but 2 of them were on a blind date. My good friend N (hi N!) was the female in the blind date scenario and we had arranged for her to meet up with another guy friend named D (seriously, he and D have the same name and it is NOT a common name). We had a great time though and it was very relaxed and not at all awkward as it could have been. We went and had a nice meal at a schmanzy Italian restaurant and then back to my friend LaLa's house to play some cards. It was a good way for N and D to get to know each other and they are scheduled to go out together tonight, alone. I hope they have a grand time.

Now, prior to this initial date, N confided in me that she was not all that excited and that I just did not understand what it was like. N was previously married, to a complete &%*, he said some things that I just can't get past and I am so very glad that she kicked him to the curb, she is an amazing friend and any guy would be lucky to have this hot little number. So, I hope tonight goes well N - D is a good guy and I hope it works out!

I am spoiled with my D, he is the most amazing guy I have ever met and I was lucky enough to find him in high school, I was a freshman and he was a junior. In all honesty, at that age you can't imagine what could honestly become of a high school romance and given that my own mom was never married, I did not have a good picture of what a happy marriage could be like. The last 19 years of my life (7 years dating and almost 12 years of marriage) have been as close to perfect (romance wise) as one could imagine.

Our relationship began on December 26, 1987 when we went to a movie and ate at Taco Bell. Our carriage for this adventure was his mostly floorless VW Bug that he adored. I knew from the beginning that I was not in it for the money;). I was actually too young to go out on this "date" but we were supposed to be going out with another couple and they were not able to go, so I kind of just went and explained later....since my mom adores him, it all worked out.

We married on January 1, 1995 and the rest is, well, history.

D and I have been through some challenging times, including infertility, difficult adoptions, jobs we hated that made us unhappy in general and the typical daily issues that crop up. I honestly can't complain though, because I have had the best partner in this journey. There were blessings behind each struggle, blessings far beyond my imagination. AND, the good times are so much more in number than the struggles.

I thank God for you D, you are my best friend, my lover and the father of our children - you are truly my everything.

Thanks for the last 19 years - I look forward to the rest:)

Life is This doubt!


D said...

You are so right! When something clicks for a personal relationship, nothing else matters - everything is wonderful.

Although, wonderful is not to be mistaken for easy. Marriage/commitment is work. Work each and every day. What you receive from that labor is WONDERFUL!

Christina said...

awwwwwwwww!!! So Sweet!!!
Happy Anniversary!!! Wishing you many many years of wedded bliss. :-)