Thursday, July 10, 2008

One Week, Two Anniversaries

This second week of July 2008 marks two anniversaries for me.

The first, and most important, is that it marks the 18th wedding anniversary for my wife Terri and I. We've actually known each other since 19 years ago this month and, after about three months of dating, we got engaged the beginning of October in 1989. A week before our wedding date in 1990, we closed on our first house and moved all our stuff in. The wedding was held in the church in her hometown, and the reception was a pig picking barbeque in her parents' backyard.

18 years is a long time, and we've had our shares of ups and downs. In the end, though, it is the balance we bring to each other that helps us sail through those hard times and enjoy the great times. We each have our strengths that compliment the other person. She's my best friend and the first person I turn to for everything. I couldn't ask for a better person with whom to grow old.

The second anniversary this week is the first year of this very blog. Yes, on July 11th, 2007, I began doing the blogging thing. For the most part, I've been pretty regular - almost putting in a post per day (okay, 320 entries versus 365 days means I missed a few here and there). That's pretty good if you think about it. I've enjoyed sharing my thoughts on books, films, comics and such - and I hope you do too. I plan to continue strongly through year two and beyond. We'll see how that turns out.


KC Ryan said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Both of them, matter of fat. It's nice t hear of someone who's been together so long.


Martin Maenza said...

KC, thanks.