Two years later, to the day, we became husband and wife.
Twenty years later, she still has that same smile and voice.
Although, technically, we met earlier, that was the first night we actually "met" and actually got to know each other. We think of the 22nd day of every month as our "monthiversary".
It seems like only yesterday she made my heart race:
- After talking in the car for an hour that first night.
- Two nights later when she fell asleep cuddled up to me with my arm around her. I so wanted to kiss her on the head but I was too nervious.
- With anticipation at the elevator of her apartment at the numbers made their way to the 15th floor.
- The first time she nervously greeted me wearing a provocative red halter top. :)
One of the nice things about being able to celebrate your wedding day and the day you met at the same time is those memories wind up never leaving.
Now, 20 years later, I still think of those early days in our relationship and cherish them. Other relationships around us haven't fared so well. Make no mistake, ours isn't all milk and honey either, but it's nice to know that two years from now we can still look forward to celebrating another 20th Anniversary.
This gruff old codger is lucky to have you, sweetie.
I love you,