Ten Year Anniversary
This week marks ten years since Amy and I got married. That’s a quarter of our lives we’ve been together. If you look at how long we’ve been friends, we’ve been a part of each other’s lives for more than half the time we’ve been alive.
I don’t even know what to write here. I do know that I’m incredibly fortunate. Amy has put up with an awful lot over the past decade, from living with a struggling writer (and all of the emotional roller coaster rides and derailments that entails) to my struggle with undiagnosed depression to my obnoxious insistence on making her watch one geeky show after another. (In my defense, she loved Buffy, Doctor Who, and most of the other things I introduced her to. Because she has excellent taste!)
Amy, when you read this — and yeah, I’m gonna make you read my blog again — I know there have been some unexpected … let’s call them challenges. But I love you, and I wouldn’t trade these past ten years for anything. I can’t imagine doing all this without you, and I wouldn’t want to try. I’m looking forward to at least 60 more years. Yeah, that’s right, you’re stuck with me for a good long time.
Happy anniversary, love!
I wanted to share a few of my favorite pics of the two of us from years past…
Both of these are from around 1995 or so. The first was at the wedding of our friends Mike and Kelly, and the second was at Michigan State University. (Amy and I went to high school together, and then ended up at the same college, too.)
This next one is from 1997. I honestly have no idea where we were… I think this was the basement at her parents’ house.
This is one of my all-time favorite pics of the two of us, from 1999. We were hanging out in the kitchen at my parents’ house.
Finally, the wedding photo. Which was actually taken in 2004, because we got married in 2003, but didn’t throw the big wedding party until the following spring.
October 2, 2013 @ 8:21 pm
OMG, you had HAIR! Tons of it.
You look much better with the beard.
I have been with my husband 63% of my life (I think). I’m way beyond being married more than not-married.
Jim C. Hines
October 2, 2013 @ 8:26 pm
Oh, yes. I think my hair was as long as hers at one point.
And thank you! 🙂
October 2, 2013 @ 8:43 pm
You left out making her work her fingers to the bone shooting the cover poses. 🙂 Happy anniversary!
October 2, 2013 @ 8:48 pm
Many most sincere and fabulous congratulations. Wishing you both many more years together!
October 2, 2013 @ 9:28 pm
The evolution of your hair is the exact same as mine – except I’ve had the beard much longer, and you’ve had a great woman by your side much longer. Good choice!
October 2, 2013 @ 9:51 pm
You both look so happy. Congratulations on ten years! Six more and your marriage can drive!
October 2, 2013 @ 10:44 pm
I have known you both since, what??? Middle school?!?!?! You both are amazing people and share something that a lot of the worlds population spend their whole life wanting, wishing, waiting, and looking for! I am so happy to know you both, and I can say that my life is better for having you in it, no matter how small of a part, no matter how little we see each other. Happy Anniversary Jim and Amy!
October 3, 2013 @ 6:35 am
October 3, 2013 @ 10:41 am
You had hair! (My husband had hair down to his waist in college and now shaves his head, too).
You two look adorable and very happy. Congratulations, and I hope you have decades more time together.
October 3, 2013 @ 11:52 am
YAY for 10 years, here is to 60+ more. Having that person who not only stays with you when you are crazy, but loves you for it awesome.
October 3, 2013 @ 2:06 pm
Aw, that’s wonderful! Congratulations, both of you. 🙂
October 3, 2013 @ 2:19 pm
Lovely photos. 🙂 Congratulations, and here’s wishing you both many more happy years together.
October 3, 2013 @ 2:39 pm
Lovely – congrats on making it thus far, and many, MANY more happy years!
October 3, 2013 @ 4:04 pm
This is seriously lovely. Congrats, and may you have that 60 more years, each of them happy.
October 4, 2013 @ 8:23 am
Those are some great photos, congratulations sir!
October 4, 2013 @ 6:37 pm
Congrats on making it to ten. (Or rather, eighteen together or so.) And thank you for the lovely books you’ve done.