Tuesday, February 28, 2012

An Anniversary of Sorts

It's not our wedding anniversary today, that came much later. Today is our dating anniversary. The approximate date that we went from living together as roommates in a big house of people to living together as dating people. Who liked each other. In that way.

We were 19 at the time so that makes it, oh, approximately 17 years ago. 17 years! We were babies. We had no idea what we were doing and really, looking back, no one should be choosing their life partner at 19. And at the time, we weren't. We just liked each other. Peter felt comfortable to me. Everyone thought we were crazy - don't date your roommates and all (and future Miss E and Mr. T if you are reading this - seriously - don't date your roommates). His parents were furious with the whole "living in sin" thing and my parents were worried that we would be in a pickle if we broke up and were still stuck living in the same house together, but we knew our hearts and we knew what was right and we carried on. Here we are 17 years later, two extra people in tow and a solid and vast and intricate life that we have built up around us. It has been years of ups and downs and growth and changes and it has been quite the adventure to say the least. Through it all, the good and the bad (more good than bad for sure), we have stayed together, simple as that. Sometimes we didn't want to, sometimes we didn't like each other but we have stayed. True and loyal. We are here.


  1. Good for you guys - we've been together for 17 years this April and I gotta say, being with your match is a good thing. No matter what the circumstances! For us it began with a blind date - and the rest, as they say, is history! You guys totally rock.

  2. And after 17 true and loyal years we pray you also have found real joy and love--altho you didn't mention those--we've seen that in you both--and it is a precious thing. We are very proud of you guys, delighted, and have never 2nd guessed your marriage or union. And boy howdy! How we thank God Ella and Theo have you guys as parents to raise 'em up right==yes, different from us==but that is the way it always is and always will and should be. You are a great family unit in your own right! And it is good! We love you dearly... <3<3<3 ps--I can think of many, many couples who chose their life partners at age 19 and younger--and they are all still in love 'n like and everything in between! So it works! :)