Monday, September 27, 2010

No Question


This past Saturday marked my 17th wedding anniversary.  I can hardly believe that picture is that old.  Just look at those poofy sleeves!  When he proposed there was no question in my mind.  I knew the answer.   I had no doubt.  I was terrified on that day.  I wasn't able to eat in the days prior.  But still I knew without a doubt that I was going to marry this man.  What was it about him?

He could dance.  That is how we met.  He was in the military.  I love a man in uniform.

He likes to talk.  A lot.  So do I.  He makes me laugh.  I make him laugh.  I think that part is really cool.  He let's me cry when I need to.  He is a lot a bit irreverent. So am I.  He drives me crazy sometimes.  But that is okay, because I know sometimes I drive him just as crazy.  We fight.  We make up.  We work together to raise our children and to keep our marriage going.  Neither one of us is perfect, but I can honestly say we were perfectly matched.   It's been 17 years and I can't remember my life without him.  Did I know the night I met him I would marry him.  Heck no.  But that day he proposed...I did.  No question.
Photo By Emmy

Was there any question in your mind?

17 comments:

Snuggle Wasteland said...

Happy Anniversary!

Did I have doubts? Heck I still have doubts but I'm married anyway. *sigh*

Emmy said...

Yeah! Happy anniversary! I had some doubts before we were engaged, but then I pretty much was totally sure from then on

Linda Medrano said...

Oh Lourie, this made me get tears in my eyes! Happy Anniversary Honey! Alex and I celebrate our 21st on Wednesday.

Imaginative Me said...

17 years is awesome! Congrats. Marriage is tough, and it helps when we have the RIGHT person to share the hell and heaven with!

Shelley said...

Congrats on 17 years!! It's truly amazing in this day and age to last that long. This was so sweet!

mormonhermitmom said...

Congrats! You just raised the "aw!" factor yet again!

Joy said...

Congratulations on your 17th wedding anniversary! What a lovely picture.

Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary! What an incredibly great post! Love it. And that picture at the end is so sweet. Congrats on 17 years! I actually remember hearing about you getting married, but you know what's funny? I was 10! ha ha

I had no doubt with my hubby either. It's good to remind myself of that too when things are sometimes rough.

Holly said...

Happy anniversary. Mine is today - 13 years!

I did not know they day I met him, but I knew when he asked.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Laura said...

Awwww, Happy Anniversary!! You two sounds perfect for each other! :)

Have a great week!

Jen said...

Beautiful words! Happy Anniversary!
My dress looked almost exactly like yours...19 years ago....poofy sleeves and all!

Cherie said...

What a great post and Happy Anniversary!!
I love that you knew without at doubt and that last picture is priceless!!!

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

HeY!!! Remember me?? I have been out of the loop for awhile! And I'm back with Touchy Topic tuesday.

Remember when I asked you if I could reference your Vaccination post back in May? LOL- I finally did it! I just thought I'd give you some heads up!

Sue said...

Happy anniversary, Lourie! I always love hearing a good love story, and yours definitely qualifies. You clearly knew what you were doing when you picked your guy!

I didn't have any doubts, either. It was a no-brainer, and we'll be married 38 years in December.

I'd say we're both pretty lucky.

=)

Christina Lee said...

awww Happy Happy! No question here!

Amy said...

Aw, I want to be married for 17 years! Happy anniversary and many more to come.

KK said...

Aw, happy anniversary!