Friday, July 29, 2011

16 years

16 years...
married to my best friend.
We sat at the counter at one of our favorite (maybe just mine...but he loves it because I do) restaurants.
I ordered the Market Street salad + asparagus...he ordered the early bird special (gulf shrimp).
We talked.
It is comfortable--but so dear at the same time.
We think so much alike on the things that are most important to us...
yet so different on a few non-essentials---
which keeps life interesting...
and keeps me learning...
and growing...
and I love him more for it.

We finished the date with an impromptu tour through the city of our old "firsts"

(click to enlarge)

the house I lived in when we met--
the apartment he lived in when we met--
the apartment I lived in when we were dating--
the house he lived in when we were dating--
our first apartment married...
and then the place where we were married.

We talked about our favorite memories together...
and some memories we want to make in the future.
I felt loved, happy, and grateful.


Shauna said...

Aw! Happy Anniversary! A beautiful tribute!!!! I think your next hobby should be that of an author!!

robin said...

Happy Anniversary! It is 16 years for my hubby and I too this year. I can't believe that we have been married for so many years yet I can't image not ever being with him. Wishing you happiness and joy in all the years to come!

dave, catie, and baby b. said...

i love this.
happy anniversay!
and market street?
there's no going wrong there.