Aug 22, 2012

Our Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago today, I married my high school sweetheart.

We met in kindergarten, which I don't really remember.  As far as I'm concerned, I've always known Greg.

He still surprises me.  He still makes me smile like no one else.

He knows me.

And he loves me anyway.

There were many tears at our wedding---the sad kind of tears from people already predicting our divorce.  We were too young, they said.  Too immature.  We couldn't possibly know anything of love.

A few years into our marriage, those same people said we were lucky our marriage survived.

Luck?  No.  We had many chances to walk away.  Our choice did not create an easy path. Thankfully, our commitment and passion carried us through.

When I hear old people (who are now disturbingly close to my own age) discounting the love of youth, my eyes sparkle with secrets.

Let people say what they will.  On your 25th anniversary, you can make a post like this one.

This love, this marriage, delights me. It was the best decision of my life.

Happy anniversary, Greg.  I love you. I'd do it all again.


  1. Big congratulations to you both. Twenty-five years is a major thing, as I'm sure you know.

  2. Thanks, John. It seems like a heartbeat ago until I look at pictures. Then I get all freaked out about the passage of time. Nicer to see those memories, fresh, reflected in the eyes of another.

  3. It's fun to imagine you two in kindergarten together.

    Congratulations and much love to you both! What a nifty life you have made together.

  4. Congratulations on twenty-five years. We celebrated our forty this year, and you're right. I hasn't been easy but we made a commitment. (And I like to think, we chose the right person for each of us.)
    Here's to hoping for twenty-five more.

  5. Congratulations! I loved your post, it read as if for DH and myself 33yrs ago. Even my best friend gave us five years. I wish you both many more happy years.

  6. Fantastic! You two were meant and no doubts about it. Happy happy, roll out the celebration! "My eyes sparkle with secrets." Just beautiful, Johanna, just as is the love you and Greg share. May you have many more years together, years full of joy and wonder.

    Take care,

  7. What a lovely post, Johanna. Wishing you 25 more years of love and understanding. Such a blessing.