4 Years…. It’s been longer than that that we’ve been a couple, but married for 4 years… it seems like yesterday we were in Vegas but the calendar doesn’t lie….the scale does to me but that’s different… the calendar isn’t smart enough….. My Darling , 4 years…High School was 4 years long and felt like forever to a young me … my 1st “tour” was a 4 year stint that seemed even longer…. But these 4 years have flown. There’s the old saying that time flies when you’re having fun, and we’ve had a LOT of fun!!!! We’ve had tough times…but less than most for sure! I only remember one time even raising our voices and never an actual argument… that’s not normal….. we’re not normal honey, I love to be the one to tell you …we’re not normal! But we knew that long before 4 years ago…we’re different enough to appreciate each others interests and support our hobbies, yet we have a lot in common as well. We find new things in the world and share them with each other, we find new things in each others mind and heart as we grow together and we love each other more and more each day. You’d think after 4 years the newness would have worn off. For me the newness that is you is refreshed every day and I love you more today than yesterday, I’ll love you even more tomorrow… I don’t know how it’s possible but it works…. We work, and people say that you have to “work” at a marriage or a relationship… but to me our marriage isn’t work…. We support each other, we take care of each other, we take care of our kids and pets, and it’s not work…. It’s joy…. Cleaning out the cat box makes me happy because I know you hate it. Taking away something you hate, makes me happy…. Yes I just told the world that I like to clean out our cat box….. am I comparing our marriage to a cat box??? UH OH you know it’s late….. and I can’t sleep when that happens…. But if you think about it… there is some crap sometimes a little, sometimes a lot but , we clean it out, freshen it up and move on happier and smelling like scented baking soda…..you come in and sweep up the mess I made on the floor because I always forget that part and neither of us complains… we love our cats….we love each other ……no I’m not comparing our love or marriage to a cat box honey….. it’s way more than the fanciest one out there could ever be…though we both know I can be full of …nevermind…… back on track… 4 years ago TODAY we said the “I do’s” in Vegas Baby…..surrounded by our friends and family, dressed in our best, you looking angelic , me looking “official” our children by our sides as we exchanged our vows.( WOW have our kids grown up since then or what?? so proud of them and US !!!)
Mine were a little silly yet still very serious because that’s who I am. Your vows were more reverent and serious. We compliment each other perfectly… we’re both a little bit country n western and little bit of rock n roll… you’re a little rap and I’m rhythm and blues…we’re both heavy metal…. It’s that way with everything and I love you more for that, than if we were the same….. that would be boring!!! Can you imagine if I liked shoes? I can’t imagine you liking cleaning up bird poop and getting footed by a Falcon or bitten by a Raven…. I can’t imagine working with abused domestic animals and you can’t imagine running into a burning building……. We work baby because we are different, neither better than the other… equals in all things. But most importantly we still hold in our farts around each other… that I think is the key to a good marriage…. Once you play the dutch oven game… it’s the beginning of the end…. We’ve been together 10 years now and it’s very rare that we “let one slip” and it’s usually an accident followed by giggles which causes more accidents….. but we respect each other to make sure it’s that occasional thing….respect in all things of and for each other….I love you and respect you today more than 4 years ago my darling and I’m gonna keep on lovin’ you….cause it’s the only thing I wanna dooooo ooooo……admit it you sang it…. REO was bad on that album but it’s true …..and the car ride we had rocking out to REO when we couldn’t see them live yep one more reason we rock it together baby! Thank you for letting me use your thumb or your water bottle as my microphone, always… and you play a mean air guitar and drums! You take me to Bruce, I take you to Shinedown, and we take each other to paradise by the dashboard lights (except for the last part) Happy 4th Anniversary and I hope we have 400 more though that’s not likely unless we can become vampires… but maybe 40 more? I hope so…. I want as many as possible with you by my side, supporting me and making me smile all over!
I Love you 4evr (K)(L)(F) xoxoxoxoxo mmmmmmmwwwwwwwah!!!
Oh and P.S. I seriously had NO idea that June 20th was also “American Eagle Day” …. but it just makes it more perfect for US 🙂 I Love you!!!!