Sunday, May 17, 2009


Pumpkinville 07 027, originally uploaded by Jaquandor.

Twelve years ago today, the woman pictured here voluntarily became my wife. I'm not entirely sure what possessed her to do that, but I'm glad she did, because it spared me the trouble of kidnapping some woman and holding her captive in my basement. Thanks, Dear!

Kidding aside, I'm glad I had her to walk beside me, and for me to walk beside, over these years -- both the good times and the bad. I'm luckier than I deserve, I suspect. Hoping for twelve more years, and twelve more after that, and twelve more after that....

(And a few months ago, on her birthday, I posted 100 things I love about her. Always a good post to revisit!)


Laura said...

i guess this was "THE" week to get married. we celebrated our 26th this past Thursday.
happy anniversary to you and your lovely bride.

Aaron said...


Wow, twelve years. It doesn't seem that long ago that Chris, Kristy and I drove back in one shot. In three cars. And, I'm still driving mine...

SamuraiFrog said...

Happy anniversary.

The Earl of Obvious said...

poppa oom mow mow poppa oom mow mow

Sire I was weak and pushed the button the torture is unbearable.

Congratulations to you and your fair maiden.

You inspired me to write again. This is what I wrote to my wife so I dedicate it to you and your Queen:

The folly of me

Grasping at self preservation

Deluded and absorbed

Lost confidence anxiety

Yet I am no more

Your benevolent serenity

Washed upon a soul downward cast

This life is a moment

Insignificant is my past

A future I now need to see

such undeserved recompense

Without hesitation I complement

The capacity of we

Erin said...

Aww...happy anniversary!

Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary. I hope the two of you have been enjoying your day.

Roger Owen Green said...

Not only did my wife and I have OUR anniversary (#10) on Friday, but I cribbed the piece I wrote re my wife from somebody; that is to say, you.

Happy anniversary.

jason said...

Congratulations, Kelly... here's to many more!

Mimi said...

Happy Anniversary and Many Years!

Anonymous said...

Twelve years...and neither of you appears to have aged at all!