Monday, August 20, 2012

One Love

Eleven years ago, two young kids walked into a courthouse with a one month old baby in tow. Their friends thought they were crazy and destined for divorce. Their family tried to humor them and prayed they would make it, for the baby's sake, at least.

There would be no limo. There would be no wedding line. There would be no flower girl. There would be no reception. There would hardly be a recognition at all, of the coming together of these two lives.

It would still be one of the happiest days of their lives.

Now...it hasn't always been easy.

They've fought. They've fought each other...for dumb reasons and for valid reasons. They've fought the world...to leave them alone and to stay out of their marriage and their decisions.

They've loved. They've loved each other through it all...the good, the bad and the ugly. Through the days when one or the other didn't deserve it.

They made it...when the world didn't think they would and when they didn't think they would, either.

Eleven Years.
Ten Pets.
Nine Vehicles.
Eight College Years Between Them. (so far)
Seven States Visited on Family Vacations.
Six Pregnancies.
Five Kids.
Four Moves.
Three Broken Bones.
Two Deaths.
One Amazing Love.

1 comment:

Common Mom said...

I love it! Congratulations to you two and best wishes for many more wonderful years together.