Wednesday, July 15, 2009

We are 9 Years Married Today!

Teresha: We met at the University of Florida in 1995 through a mutual friend. I was instantly smitten and something told me that he was The One. He was playing it cool though. We actually started dating after an argument about the same mutual friend. I just marvel at how divine intervention works when I look back at our fourteen years together (five dating, nine married). Yes, we work hard at our relationship, but I truly believe that God brought us together, has kept us together, and will hold us together forever. There is just no other way to explain how we've managed to survive as a couple through some pretty rough stuff (break ups, being broke, living in separate cities while married, illness, a move halfway across the country). I also credit the grace of God for all the happy times and joyous milestones in our marriage (our travels abroad, buying our first home and the impending arrival our firstborn next month). I can't imagine sharing these experiences with anyone else. He's my wing man, my road dog, my ace, my everything.Happy Anniversary boo!

Damon: I think she was playing it just as "cool" as I was when we met - maybe a bit more. When I look back over our fourteen years together, I can't believe how fast the time has passed. I don't know if there was ever a time when I felt that Teresha "was the one" but I have always felt that this (being our relationship) felt right - it just came natural. For instance, the first time I told her that I loved her (and she is the ONLY woman I have told this to outside of my family) we were out watching a movie and having a conversation about a love scene and how it related to our relationship. Without getting into too much detail, I causally blurted out that I loved her. The weight of it hit me as the words came out of my mouth - it was like I was watching my self say it: "I L-O-V-E Y-O-U". But it felt right and natural. So the other example of feeling "right" is a bit morbid. When I think of being on my death bed and who I would want to be there to comfort me, Teresha is the first and only person who comes to mind - even before we were married. She calms me and makes we want to be a better person. So that is how I knew this was right. I can't imagine sharing my quirky ass life with anyone else. I love you buttmunch!

15 comments:

The Redhead Riter said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you both!!!

Ginger said...

Congratulations, you two!!

MAK-now said...

OOH girl, Congratulations!!!

It's so wonderful and I'm so happy for you both!!

Tooj said...

9 years is fantastic. :) And I love that I can read what you're writing, each of you, and SEE and FEEL it. Teresha, getting through the rough stuff really shows a couple's true character, doesn't it? Damon, I love that someone besides me uses the term buttmunch. LOL And I don't think your example was morbid at all. Seeing yourself with her to the end is what makes it REAL. Congrats, to both of you.

Amy @ Six Flower Mom said...

Happy Anniversary! No matter what anyone says, even if it is MR/Mrs Right, relationships are work --- and I am so glad to see that you two have made it through and are where you are now. My hubby and I will celebrate 17 years of marriage (after 4 years of dating and 5 years of being best friends)on July 25th!
ope your day

Hope your day is full of joy and here is to a lifetime of love!

Kelly said...

Today is my 9 yr anniversary too!! Doesn't it just keep getting better?

Congratulations!

Maureen said...

Congrats to both of you! I absolutely love your wedding photo, you look sooooo completely happy. We've been married 18 years, but only dated for one year before we got married, so a total of five years more than you. Marriage is amazing. Growing old with your soulmate is amazing! I cannot imagine life without my hubby, we've been together almost half my life now, so I REALLY can't image it. :-)

Debbie in Nashville said...

Happy anniversary!

The Redhead Riter said...

Stopping by to give a little blog ♥ and thank you for visiting me!

Marrdy said...

Happy 9th anniversary. Here's to 9 more and forever after that!

Sunshinelovespeace said...

Congratulations!!!!

Painter Mommy said...

Happy Anniversary girl! What a beautiful couple you guys are! And yes, what God puts together - noone can tear apart. Hold on to that. The grace of God sure can carry us through hard times and make us better people in the long run. I pray blessings on your lives, marriage, and upcoming new baby!

And thank you so much for stopping by my blog and sharing. That sure was a crazy esxperience. I think I need to bring a bottle of Lysol with me next time I go to a place like that. Great idea! I am anal too, so don't worry. :)

Chat soon! DAWN

The818 said...

Happy Anniversary!

Shari@aPsychMommy said...

Congrats on your anniversary!!

Penelope said...

Very sweet and romantic! I believe G-d brought my husband and me together too :) He is very special. I love the pregnany photos...congrats on your baby, you only have one month to go! I still have four, and loving every minute of it!

~Penelope