Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving to All and Happy Anniversary Herr Hausfrau


As I am hungrily awaiting for the turkey to cook to its proper temperature, I have had a few hours to reminisce about our wedding day a mere 12 years ago.

The wedding took place at the St. Louis County Courthouse. We didn't think many people would get married the day before Thanksgiving, much less get married at the courthouse. We were wrong. We were couple #12 (out of about 24.) I know you would agree that it was a freak show. I remember having hives across my throat and chest and being nervous and scared. I remember the judge constantly banging his gavel and telling people to be quiet, but no one listened. I remember the ho who wore the tight red lace dress and the 5 inch FMPs. And I remember the tired looking couple with torn clothing carrying a baby. No one else was with them. I remember that it all happened so fast, and then it was over. We were married.

I often wonder if all of the other couples who got married with us are still married. I wonder if any of the other couples renewed their vows a few years later like we did. I wonder if they are as happy as we are. I wonder if the wives love their husbands as much as I love you. Our 12
years of marriage have been quite an adventure. To say I would marry you all over again would be an understatement.



Here's to our next 12 years!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great post from my loving wife. Oh how the years, cities, hair lines have changed. Happy Anniversary to you, Love You.

Dr. H

Susan said...

Your post already had me weeping, but then I read Dr H's comment and now I REALLY need a tissue (and yes the wine at lunch MIGHT be a factor, but more than than I think it's seeing how happy you look in each of those pictures, and reading your beautiful words).

Happy Anniversary! My god you two are good looking! Explains those cute cute kids.

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

You brave girl. I'm proud of you. And I'm not talking about the wedding/marriage stuff, although that's tres fabulous, too.

See you Saturday.

Missy said...

Very well done. Congrats and Happy Thanksgiving!

M&Co. said...

Happy Anniversary!

kimmyk said...

Happy Anniversary and Thanksgiving to you!!!!
Lovely photos!

Candace said...

Happy belated anniversary and Thanksgiving!

Hope the turkey turned out alright for you...we had to go about an hour past the recommended time. For some reason, our bird wasn't coming to temperature. I think my dad was wrong about the weight.

Stevo said...

That's so sweet.

Who THE HELL are those 2 people in the first picture tho???

wordgirl said...

A rare and wonderful tribute. It's great to read about other couples who are happy. I hear women griping about their husbands or men bashing their wives (beyond just general kidding around or everyday complaints) and I feel a renewed sense of how lucky I am.

Marriage is hard...even when it's good. And there are times when I really think it is--in many ways--a very unnatural arrangement. For us, it works because we were friends first. Maybe that's the way it is for you guys as well. Thanks for sharing that part of your life with us.

I think I address another part of the "marriage" aspect in my post today. But it has more to do with what we leave behind. Come visit.

theyellowwallpaper said...

Belated Happy Anniversary!

Great story Misfit Hausfrau. I agree with the earlier comment that it is always refreshing to hear stories of love and support from couples, when often there can be negativity. Marriage is a tough, rewarding partnership. It's good to know that your kids have such a great example.

Mary P. said...

What a lovely tribute! You are one of the lucky ones - but we all know that it takes a lot more than just luck to make a relationship work.

Twelve years into my first marriage, I was separated! (We split in the 12th year.) Ten years into my second marriage, I know this one's a keeper. Good for you for getting it right the first time!

McSwain said...

Happy anniversary! You're a gorgeous family.

MetroDad said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving and happy anniversary! Thanks for sharing the photos. I loved them!

LoryKC said...

Happy belated anniversary! Congratulations!
(We have another month to go to get to 12 years but I think/hope we'll make it!!) ; )

Jill said...

Happy Anniversary! And could I squeeze those cutie patootie little munchkins?! Oh my goodness, how cute!!!!

MIM said...

12 years is such a great accomplishment -- especially since you're both so love still!

Thanks for posting the pictures. It's so great to put a face to the writing! You cuties, you.

the ockers said...

wow, what a beautiful tribute. your are so eloquent as always!! congratulations. xC