Paraphrasing a line from Grosse Point Blank, it’s been 12 years (man!) of marriage with Tammy. Our official anniversary is February 29th, a date that appears every four years and since we were married in 1996, an election year, I run for “re-election” each anniversary.
The first few years were tough to learn how to be an adult in an adult relationship. I knew that Tammy and I were meant to be together and that’s what kept me going. Being in a strong marriage is hard work and I’m glad I put in the effort. I’ve been rewarded with a lifelong friend, wife, and partner. She’s invested the time in me to make sure I can realize who I am other than “Tammy’s husband” and that’s something that few others in my life were willing to do.
Many people talk about the importance of another person when their life is “saved” through a near-death experience. Tammy saved me from a life of mediocrity and gave me the chance to step away from the shadows of the past and become a much better person.
I love you Tammy. Happy Anniversary.