12 Years Man!

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.

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4 thoughts on “12 Years Man!”

  1. All of Tammy’s family wants to thank you again for putting up with her for 12 years!! Just kidding! We thank Tammy for bringing you into the family and thank you for putting up with all of us. You help put the fun in our dysfunctional bunch!

  2. It works both ways. I can’t imagine my life without you. Thanks for 12 great years and I’m looking forward to 12 more!

  3. This is a very great post Steve… I love knowing other couples who are aware of the blessing and treasure they have in their spouse. Celeste is truly that for me… not my “better half” as some put it, but my completion. I can’t remember a day before I knew her and am so very thankful for her every day now.

    Happy Anniversary guys!

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