Saturday, August 21, 2010

And "They" Said it Wouldn't Last....Happy 17th Anniversary to Us!!!

Rose Garden Gazebo Where We Were Married
Rose Garden August 2010
Rose Garden August 2010
Rose Garden August 1993
18 years ago I met my love, my partner, my soul mate, my present, my future, and my best friend. 17 years ago on August 21st, 1993, I married him. We got married in a flower-covered gazebo, on a hot summer night, in the Balboa Park Rose Garden in San Diego. It was simple, it was beautiful, it was perfect. Our preacher, who was an old family friend of Jamie’s, married us and then sang to us. The song - “Always and Forever” - now, it’s forever our song. Close family and friends were there to share in our joy. Two people in love, pledging their lives to each other. It was intense…it was LOVE!

Flash forward, and now we have had 17 years of marriage, a 15 year-old daughter, and an amazing roller coaster of a life. Has it been perfect? Oh heck no! Has it been fabulous? Oh hell yes!! Would I do it again? In a minute! Am I looking forward to 17 more? Of course! After 17 years, I still love waking up on a Saturday morning wrapped in each others arms. I love coming home to Jamie sitting in his favorite chair, and walking across the room to kiss his beautiful sexy lips! I love sitting at the kitchen table, talking about life and catching up on the day. In other words, I love him now more than ever!

So today, we will celebrate 17 glorious years of craziness, fun, happiness, sadness, ups, downs, and most importantly…LOVE!  Happy anniversary to my Big Sexy Hunk O’ Chocolate! Here’s to 17 more, and more, and more!

......and "they" said it wouldn't last....Happy 17th Anniversary to Us!!!

15 comments:

Madgew said...

Happy 17. I am glad it lasted.

Amy said...

Madge...me too! Thank you!!

Amy

Anonymous said...

Amy, your marriage more than lasted, it has served as an example to Tony and me and to many others. The caring that each of you have for each other, and show in so many ways, is beautiful. You know I wish you and Jamie a million more anniversaries!!
Lori

Amy said...

Okay Sis that officially brought a tear to my eye! Thank you so much! It hasn't been an easy road but it has soooo been worth it! Hugs!

Love A.

Anonymous said...

You are my daily inspiration on what it is to be color blind... I'm so glad Drew has been brought up in a time where it's okay to be who you are. Congrats to both of you :)

Bobbi

Amy said...

Thank you Bobbi! We still have a long ways to go in regards to everyone being color blind but it starts with the kids. If each generation begins with that mindset then we will be good to go!

Amy

Karen MEG said...

Oh Happy 17th Amy! That's an amazing accomplishment - the photos are lovely. This blog is a testament to your love, I can see that. Your sexy hunk o' chocolate - I love that you call your hubs that - it cracks me up!

(And guess what - we also got married a week apart from you 17 years ago. Our anniversary is this Saturday coming up. And I would do it again in a heartbeat too.)

Amy said...

Karen,

How funny that we got married a week apart! Happy early anniversary to you! We had such a beautiful anniversary. I didn't want it to end.

In regards to the big sexy hunk o chocolate....we have all sorts of crazy names for each other! Hilarious! Hmmm maybe that should be a blog post?

Thanks again for reading and I hope your week is going well!

Amy

Anonymous said...

Amy and Jamie -
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! We wish you many,many more. Congratulations on a love that has not only lasted, but grown throughout the years. You are both TRULY BLESSED!
-Heather and Ray

Amy said...

Awwww Heather and Ray....thank you so much! I love hearing from you and think of you both often! It was a really special day. Hugs...

Amy

Roschelle said...

oh wow, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

Amy said...

Roschelle,

Thanks so much! It was great!

Hope all is well...Amy

KATO said...

AMY & JAIME: Happy Anniversary to you both. You both are living proof that interracial love and marriages do last and puts all those negative close minded people in their place. That's what I like to talking to interracial couples that have lasted past 10 years, those are usually the ones that are going to be together until they leave the planet.

Peace & Blessings,
Nay K.
Miami(Little Cuba)Florida

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I love reading your blog. I love how candid you are about the ups and downs. I love how real you!

Amy said...

Nay K.

Thank you for the anniversary wishes! I agree on the making it over 10 years. Shoot what's the point in giving up after all that time!? =) It's so worth it to keep going and growing!

Amy

Jennifer,

Thank you for the wishes as well! It was such a fun day! "Candid"...sometimes that gets me in trouble, but I have always been one to speak my mind so I am glad you appreciate it! Thanks for reading!

Amy