Today, Dave and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary.
August 14, 1993 was a beautiful day. I was 23 and he was 22. We met Senior year of high school and dated all through college. Some people thought we were too young, but we just knew we were ready. Dave had a secure job at the time and I was just about to begin my first teaching job. We did not think there was any reason to wait. We just knew it was the right time. We have been able to grow up together and experience our lives together. Like any other couple, we have had ups and downs, but fortunately there have been many more ups than downs. There’s no secret for getting through the rough times. I am just fortunate that I have been going through all of it, good and bad, happy and sad with my best friend by my side.
Our wedding day was such a spectacular day. My parents provided us with the perfect fairy tale wedding. No detail was left undone. So many special people were a part of it. Every now and then we will go back and look at photos from the day. I get a bit nostalgic when I see some of those people who are no longer with us, but I also feel grateful to know that so many of those people are still a big part of our lives. Friends of ours still to this day rave about the reception. The food, the music, the weather….overall it really was a perfect day.
But, that day was just the beginning. Just our launching point. The rest of it has been a journey… a trip that I never want to end.