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.