Friday, January 9, 2009
DISCLAIMER: I was and had been in a long distance relationship with someone and during that time I dated other people but with the understanding that me and other boy would be together whenever I graduated or he got out whichever happened first. (No he was not in prison he was in the military!)
But the instant Hubby and I started dating I knew that this was going to go somewhere really special, so I immediately ended things with Military boy! I did not know that I would be sitting here 11 years later blogging about our lives, but I knew that there was a really strong connection and I would be kicking myself later on in life if I did not let myself "go there!" Well I went there and haven't looked back! Not to say that it has all been rainbows and sunshine, if I said that you would know I was lying, but it has been a pretty great ride! We have fought-I love a good fight, we have cried, and we have laughed!
This list is just a small portion of what we have shared in the past 11 years:
~an eviction after a SURPRISE visit-(Dad made a surprise visit and boy did he surprise me when he knew what a bong *ahem* a water pipe was) oops!-it was not mine! I swear!
~a graduation- It only took me 6 years, whatever, I couldn't decide on a major.
~7 cars-a bronco-(hated that car, we were left on the side of the interstate one too many times), a Mercedes, a 626, a 4-runner, an Altima, 2 jeeps.
~9 moves in 4 cities (The Burg, Orlando, Charleston, Louisiana- i know that la is not a city but don't want to give up all my secrets!)
~2 dogs-Smoke-I often wonder where she ended up- & Bowden,
~a divorce or two or three-not ours- former roommate, a family member and a good friend!
~so many weddings that I cannot even begin to count
~a couple of hurricanes-damn Katrina & Gustav
~an addition-DOUBLE UGH,
~5 jobs-all mine,
~lots of Advil gel caps,
~too much alcohol (lesson learned no tequila EVER for hubby, btw-he still claims he was drugged!),
~tons of cab rides-thanks to that small incident with the cops,
~a couple of vacays-we should do more of these (oh yeah we need money for this)-Gatlinburg-he fished I read, Ft. Lauderdale, overnight stays across the lake, Disney, Universal Studios, Knoxville, Jamaica
~funerals-Mrs. Viola, Dee Dee, Jason, Alison, Father Joe,-thank God there have not been that many of these.
~some really good friends-(many that we are still in contact with on a regular basis, thanks to f/b, football games, cell phones
~and the BEST and BIGGEST thing we have shared in the past 11 years........TAYLOR
I cannot imagine my life without Hubby in it! He is the best husband, father, friend, brother, and son.
I am not sure exactly what I want to say today except to let Hubby know that I love him more today than I did yesterday and will love him even more tomorrow than I do today! Thank you for putting up with me and all my BS. Thank you for believing in me and in us when i find it hard! Thank you for my daughter! I love you (even if I don't always act like it!)
Thanks for caring,