09 February 2012

20 years since our first date.

This picture was taken 20 years ago. Twenty years ago I fell in love with my best friend. I was a girl of just 16 and Troy was a young man of 20.
February 11th will be the 20th anniversary of our first date. We were both so naive and clueless to what lay ahead in our lives.
Now twenty years later we both look at this picture and laugh. We aren't the same kids who were laughing and messing around without a care in the world.
Twenty years later, I am still in love with my best friend. He has given me 5 beautiful children.
There is no way to describe the love I feel for me children.

In November I flew up to Vancouver to be with Troy for a few days. This was when I was still in New Mexico and he had already started his job. We needed to find a house, so I hopped on a plane and off I went to Canada. That was the first time I had ever left the kids for more than a couple of days. The first time to leave Olivia at all. It was so much fun just to be with Troy.

We laughed.
And laughed some more.
We've grown up together over the past twenty years.
We've had babies, graduated college, moved all over the place, changed jobs, made friends, lost friends. We have made some major changes in our lives. We have laughed together, cried together. We have been happy with each other, and couldn't stand one another.
I know one thing for sure in my life though. Troy loves me like no other.
He is the most tender of Fathers. The most loving of husbands.
I am the luckiest to have him as my husband and daddy to my kiddos.

1 comment:

dunowbunch said...

Thank you, honey. I love you too.