Saturday, December 8, 2007

To Infinity and Beyond!

  Our sealing at the Mt. Timpanogos Temple
 The boys at the tree--Christmas 1999. 

Ok, I know there are lots of people out there in lala-land that have been married for lots of years. But last weekend, I felt a particular sense of accomplishment as my husband Dave and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary. Over a decade, less than a quarter of a century. I'll take it.

When Dave and I got married, we had known each other a total of five weeks. Yes, you read that right, 5. Weeks. If a child of mine did that, I might have serious problems with that child's reasoning capabilities. But it has been the best snap decision of my life. My husband and I laugh a LOT, and loudly, and sometimes at each other (in a good way)--he is my BFF and weekly date and my sparring partner, all rolled into one.

My life has its stresses, true. Blending a family is not easy. Being a stepmother is sometimes an arduous and thankless task. And rewarding. And fulfilling. Like being a mother, only more complicated and sometimes, quite interesting. And I wouldn't trade it for anything.

So here's to you, my family of his, hers and ours: I love you all and what an over-the-hills-and-through-the-woods kind of a trip it has been! Who knows, soon, my house may be a grandmother's house! I have gained a daughter-in-law this year. (Daughters-in-law sometimes mean grandchildren. I ready for that?!?!??!!!!)

It is all good, as they say out here in the Islands. And I look forward to the next phase, even as I enjoy this one. Rock on, dude!


Luisa Perkins said...

Congratulations! I'm so proud of you two. It's quite an accomplishment.

dgoodwin said...

Wow! she likes me! Cool!

I won't even attempt to hide my bias. I am so blessed and happy that I had the *presence* of mind to *act* and share my life with you. Acting on our speed of thought courtship was an awakening to a whole new way of life for me. I attribute life's best offerings by living true to the principles learned from that experience!

Jenna said...

Well, you give me such hope! I didn't realize before this post how much we have in common. Adam and I knew each other for 8 weeks on our wedding day, and the blending has been INTENSE. We barely knew each other! We're only in year 3, and you give me hope. Congratulations!