Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happy 18th Anniversary to Us!!!

Then....August 21st, 1993
 Now....
Who knew on a fateful day 19 years ago while driving up the 805 freeway in San Diego, my life would change forever?!  http://themanyshadesoflove.blogspot.com/2010/05/how-heck-did-you-two-meet-i-mean-she.html  That was the day I "met" my hubby, and our future was set in motion.  The story still blows my mind!   

Now, flash forward to today...August 21st, 2011...our 18th wedding anniversary.  It's hard to believe that so much time has gone by since that first day we saw each other on the freeway.  We have been through so much together and have come so far, and neither one of us would have ever imagined that we would be where we are today.  We are best friends, shoulders for each other, lovers, parents, partners, soulmates, and so much more.  There are days when we laugh, there are days when we cry, and there are days when we want to "strangle" each other, but there is never, ever a day that goes by that we don't love each other completely.  We don't take each other for granted and we realize how lucky and blessed we are to have each other. 

Time has changed circumstances, but time has not changed us.  We are more in love today than the day we got married.  There is a deepness to that love that only time, heartache, life, happiness, and challenges can bring.  It's the "getting through" and the "making it out" of the dark times that has truly allowed us to embrace the "bright times" with joy. 

I love my husband not just with all my heart, but deep down to my soul.  We just fit so very perfectly, while also being so very different.  It's hard to even explain. 

So today, on our 18th anniversary, I want to say thank you, for the most amazing, life altering, wonderful, 18 years!  I love you Jamie J....happy, happy anniversary!  Here's to many, many more!  We rock! 

10 comments:

Madgew said...

You both do indeed rock.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Happy Happy Anniversary !~! Your daughter is a testament to how beautifully you have created a loving home and wonderful family.

Amy Wise said...

Madge and Lynda,

Thank you so much! I still can't believe it's been 18 years of marriage! Time does fly. What a rollercoaster our life has been. We doooo rock! =) Hugs ladies!

A.

Delaney Diamond said...

Happy anniversary! And I just read the story of how you two met. I wish you many more years of happiness to come!

Amy Wise said...

Thank you Delaney!

Isn't that just an insane way to meet and to keep meeting until the light bulb went off and we actually got together!? Crazy story! Hope all is well with you....hugs! A.

Anonymous said...

Life is so wonderful when you find your soulmate. I am one of the lucky one. It is very hard to explain to people what real love is and what soulmate is. Many people think me and Michael never fight and we live in a la la land but OMG no la la land here. But in the end of the day we know in our heart how much we love each other and have respect for each other. Love is so much more the 2 people tell each other I love you. Happy Anniversary.

Amy Wise said...

Solrun,

Thank you so much! Yes it is so true that love is so much more than just saying it. Life is intense, amazing, sad, happy, crazy, fun, awful, wonderful and more. It is truly the getting through it that makes love worth it! Hugs and love to you my friend!

A.

Vivienne Diane Neal said...

Congratulations. May you have many more years of happiness and joy.

Amy Wise said...

Vivienne,

You are sweet! Thank you so very much!

Amy

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