Thursday, February 7, 2008

A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

The Boyfriend and I normally can't be bothered with our anniversary. Actually, I tend to forget it half the time (yes, the girl in this relationship tends to forget, you read that right). But today is pretty special because it marks 10 years that we've been together.

Not bad for two people who have nothing in common.

Ours is a story of true love. We met in college. At a fraternity party. And um, he took one too many laps around the punch bowl and kept forgetting my name.

"You know, Wendy? Like in Peter Pan?" Duh.

We were "just friends" with complicated feelings for each other for a while. I hit a self-destructive mode (well, as self-destructive as I'm capable of getting), he stuck by me, and I eventually pulled my head out of my ass when he started spending time with another girl. Skank.

Yeah, I got jealous. I'm not above admitting that I was a selfish, self-absorbed little girl. Bad Wendy. Bad.

Finally he gave me an ultimatum, I said "OK" and the rest, as they say, is history.

Ten years is a long time. Especially when you factor in what we've been through. He nursed me through a serious broken heart, and he matured right before my eyes. He's followed me, and I've followed him. It's the only romantic relationship I've ever been in where I've felt totally comfortable. Like I didn't have to hide anything. He has never made me feel stupid, inferior, silly or anything less than beautiful. He's made me laugh, he's made me cry, and he's kissed me senseless more times than I'll admit to in public.

He's a good man who doesn't realize he's a good man, and I know with every fiber of my being that he loves me. I know it when the sun rises, and I know it when the sun sets. I know it when he says it and when he doesn't. And best of all, he never nags me about the 900+ books I have stuffed in our office closet. Some people might say it's because he gave up. I think it's because he loves me.

Happy anniversary sweetheart.

21 comments:

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

AWWWW.... Happy anniversary!!
I hope I am able to find my own who can get me.
:)

Mollie said...

Awww. Happy Anniversary!

Sharyn said...

Sounds like a true romance hero! Congratulations.

Cathy in AK said...

Happy Anniversary! It sounds like you two are great for each other.

DH and I will be celebrating ours on the 29th. Yep, so we don't forget ; ) It's been 16 years, or 4 depending on how you count.

Alyssa said...

That's so sweet! He sounds like a keeper. :)

Ana said...

This gotta be one of the sweetest things I ever read. Congrats!
Ana

Tara Marie said...

And best of all, he never nags me about the 900+ books I have stuffed in our office closet. Some people might say it's because he gave up. I think it's because he loves me.

Says it all :) Congrats

Kristie (J) said...

I'll go along with Katie and Mollie and say "Aaaawwww" What a lovely post and how lucky you two are to still be together and appreciating and loving each other!!

nath said...

Happy 10th Anniversary!!!

Your story is soooo cute :D

Karen Scott said...

Now, that was just lovely. Congrats to the both of you!

Rosie said...

As CindyS says, "Keeper, keeper, keeper!"

Happy Anniversary to you both. I think you both done good.

Nikki H. said...

Congratulations! Ten years is a long time. Way to go!

Cheryl St.John said...

What an eloquent and touching story you shared. I enjoyed every word.

Best wishes for many many more joyful years together.

CindyS said...

Fantastic! Happy anniversary!

Those men who stick by us when we are destructive are something else. And I would have cut any woman near my man no matter what kind of mess I'm in ;)

CindyS

Rosario said...

Ohhh, that was lovely! Congratulations Wendy and Boyfriend :-D

ReneeW said...

He sounds like a real gem. Especially about the 900+ books. Happy anniversary.

Lori said...

What a great post. Happy anniversary to you both, Wendy!

Wendy said...

LOL - You can certainly tell that a bunch of romance readers read this blog! Y'all skipped right over the "he was drunk and kept forgetting my name part" and zoned right on to "sweet" and "lovely."

Alie said...

Too sweet.

You're lucky to have found someone to love you. :)

Jill D. said...

Crips, that was so sweet I feel a little choked up! I love to hear how people meet. (I met my husband at a frat party too.)

Marg said...

Awww.....lovely post. Congrats on your anniversary!