Thursday, July 24, 2008

15 years ago today...

I said, "I do!" to the most amazing man in the world ... Ken!
September 14th 1989 I went to Penn State for the weekend to visit my boyfriend and I met his roommates Ken and Todd. The next semester I joined them at Main Campus and for the next few years my friendship grew with Ken. He was my sounding board, a late night talk or a big warm hug when my "less than amazing" boyfriend would let me down. My mom once said to me when I called home, "Why don't you just date Ken, you talk more about him than you do R---."
I replied, "Oh, Mom, he is way too nice. I wouldn't be able to stand being treated so well!" (WHAT?!)
By the end of our junior year we had both parted ways with our college sweethearts. During finals week, early one morning when we were supposed to be studying he smiled and said, "She (ex-girlfriend) told me this would happen."
I look around confused. "What?"
"She told me that I would fall in love with you!"
"Gasp!"
And the rest is history!
(I love that story!)
July 24, 1993 in front of all our friends and family (almost 300 of them!) we said our "I do's" and danced to Marc Cohn's TRUE COMPANION!
**Funny piece of trivia ... September 14, 1997 (8 years, to the day, after we met) our first baby was born!
Ken,
You have been my rock ever since that first day we met. You are beautiful in every way! God has blessed me with a life-long best friend and I praise Him everyday for the love we share! You make me feel safe. You are genuine and strong. I truly cannot imagine my life without you. You ARE my True Companion! Now and forever!
Happy Anniversary, Boog!
I LOVE YOU!

11 comments:

Mabunny said...

Oh what a great story! Happy Anniversary!

Manic Mom said...

Happy Anniversary! Mr. and I celebrated 15 just two months ago. VERY COOL! Don't you feel like you JUST GOT MARRIED?

And wasn't that SO the style of the dresses back then!? Mine looks like that TOO!

Theresa said...

I love that story too!

Love T

Laura ~Peach~ said...

HAppy Anniversary!!!!!!

Erin said...

That is such a great story!! Happy anniversary to you!

Debbie Yost said...

Thanks for sharing such a sweet story! Happy Anniversary!!!!!

Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary...I am your age and celebrated 18 years on Monday the 21st...Congrats.

Griffith Family of Texas said...

What a sweet story. I have tears in my eyes reading it! Happy Anniversary.

AlaneM said...

Happy anneversary, what a great story!
And I love your puffy sleeves ;)

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

How funny, Sept 14, 1997 was the first day of my honeymoon in Cancun. You were having a baby and WE were practicing making them. Hee hee. We were married the day previous. Both of us are so lucky to have such gem(s) as hubbies.

Heather

Happy Anniversary

Christina said...

Wow...1989..I was going into high school! LOL OK really congrats on such and accomplishment in a day and age where marriages are so easy for people to walk away from. What a great testiment to your children :)