Thursday, November 29, 2007

Happy tenth anniversary, Husband

Happy anniversary, Husband, originally uploaded by tommiea1.

***These are pictures of pictures in our wedding scrapbook....I don't have a scanner!***

My version of how we met:

I was a single teacher in a junior high that the kids from the military post went. Over Christmas break this one military wife I had become friends with needed a house-sitter. They had a huge third floor that was basically an apartment. They got home a few days early to throw an impromptu New Year's party.

I was cleaning up empty beer bottles to help Debbie out. (I have always compusively cleaned!) Some little Lieutenant (Husband) kept asking me why I was cleaning. I had no desire to meet some single soldier. They had been hitting on me at the mall since I was 13 years old!

I was only staying at the party for a bit because we were driving to Bricktown in OKC to a party as well.

Later on that week, I called a friend of that little Lieutenant to get the scoop on him. By Spring break, I knew we would be married it was just a matter of when. The when turned out to be engaged just before the fourth of July, and married the weekend after Thanksgiving.

I don't know what changes lie ahead or where our shared path will lead. But what I do know is that I'm here for you today to listen or talk, to applaud or console, to want, need, and to love you with all my heart. It hardly seems like it has been ten years. Love you, Husband, hurry home.

His version of how we met:

What do I remember about when we met...I remember getting invited to the Clark's for New Years and thinking that I wouldn't go. I ended up going with the intent of making an appearance and then going out. I remember it was free beer and some good food. Since I was single, good food and free beer was very important. I remember seeing you there and thinking you were cute. I figured you were there with someone else and wondered why you were spending so much time cleaning up. I remember talking to you and being sad that you were leaving because I wanted to steal you away. I ended up staying at the Clark's until late and the colonel and I sat around listening to a Pink Floyd album until Debbie kicked me out.

I remember we called each other a while later and I was suprised you remembered me. I got stood up one time and was really disappointed. I think the next time we went out was valentines day. I can;t remember the details, but I remember we weren't apart much after that. I know that I fell in love with you pretty quickly because of your pretty smile and your just a nice person. I was amazed that you liked me and wanted to hang out. I know I love you more each day and I'm proud to be your husband.

Hope you have a good day today. We can celebrate and find something nice for ourselves when I get back.


Ashlee said...
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Ashlee said...

Happy Anniversary Husband and Wife and two kids Family!

I just want you to know that no matter how far away you guys are, you will forever hold a special place in my heart!

Libby said...

Oh Tommie, reading his words has brought tears to my eyes.

Happy Anniversary to you both, your marriage is one that inspires us all.

WorksForMom said...

Where to start, where to start.

How about here - YOU ARE STUNNINGLY HOTT (two t's). And your military man ain't bad either. What a beautiful couple you are Tommie. It was so great to put a face to a name.

Happy Anniversary to you both. His rendition was perfect. I'm so excited for your reunion to celebrate it in 19 days.

And I love (LOVE) that countdown you got goin' on. :) Can you believe your under 20 now? It. will. fly. by.

whew - sorry for that long comment.

WorksForMom said...

And BTW, your daughter looks like a mini-you.

tommie said...

ash-you know I will always think of you with such fond memories!!

libby-grab the tissues and just dab....I have done this the last 14 months!

worksformom-thank you!
yeah....I don't purposely NOT include pics of me.....but it is just the way things have gone since Will doesn't use the camera anymore. I got him a cute little Sony camera for Christmas, so soon we will be seeing the world thru his eyes.

I just looked thru our pics on Flickr and there are very few of me...!! I gues I should get in front of the camera more. btw, I look about the same as I did 10 years ago....okay a bit more soft around the middle from pushing out two kids in 15 months...but still.

lisagh said...

Awww... best wishes to you and M.

tommie said...

lisagh-thanks so much!

Kellan said...

Beautiful pictures! Happy Anniversary - this was so touching and I just loved it! I loved hearing your husbands version, it brought tears to my eyes nad I could almost see him so far away ... loving you. I hope you do something FANTASTIC when he gets home (besides the xes - we know how that's gonna be!) - Happy Anniversary!! Take care.

tulipmom said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you!

You were a beautiful bride!

Thanks for sharing the photos and your story. I love that you included his version, too.

queeniep said...

Happy Anniversary, What a blessing you two are for others to watch and learn from! I really enjoyed reading about the two of you and your own'version' or the meeting! How cute.
Have a great day. Pretty soon you will be have a 28th anniv! Wow this is making me feel old.

Fleur de Lisa said...

I love the wedding pictures- you two look wonderful together!

I love the two versions of your story. :-)

Happy Anniversary to you!

Cheeky said...

Happy Anniversary! Yay on 10 years. This coming march it will be 17 for me - OMG 17?! I am getting old.....

Tavolini said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a great post--I love reading both versions of how you two met :)

Janet said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband; you both look so happy! I loved reading both versions of how you met :-)

Desert Diva said...

What a beautiful story from each of you on how you met. Happy Anniversary!

Monica said...

Happy anniversary!!

Little Town Big Life said...

Happy Happy Anniversary to both of you. Sounds like the years have just gotten better!!!

What branch of the service??? That uniform looks familiar--my husband wasn't in the service, but my son in law is a just discharged Marine!

movin'mom said...

I love to hear everyone's love stories.

...and they lived happily ever after!

I actually saw a small wooden sign at Homes goods the other day that said:

"All because two people fell in love"
It made me look at my children in a different way AND
it made me want to thank my in laws.......because they fell in love.....I have my guy......which in turn gave me my children.

WARM & FUZZY FEELINGS To you and your hubby
HAppy Anniversary

Mary Alice said...

oh sweet...I love the two versions.

tongue in cheek said...

Happy love feast, and soon you will be in his arms!!