17 Years Ago Today…

Posted: October 24, 2009 in Family, marriage, Personal Reflections, Relationships

These two kids have no idea.  Seriously.  They have no clue what is before them.  They love each other.  They have promised to stay together until death do they part…no matter what.  But they don’t know.  They have no idea what is going to come their way in the next 17 years.  Big highs.  And low lows.  Exhilarating moments.  Moments of despair.  And a large number of days which will feel mundane.  But they will do it together.  And at least from the perspective of this now much older guy…he can’t imagine anyone else he would have rather spent the past 17 years with.  There is no one else on the face of the earth who could have possible stayed with this dude with as much grace, patience, laughter, and love as the woman he promised to be with 17 years ago today.  I love this woman.  She is more beautiful to me today than the day I stood before God, my friends, and my family and said, “I do.”  Happy anniversary Kelly (if you ignore my blog for another week as is normal…I hope we had a great anniversary 🙂 ).

  1. Ken Kendall says:

    What a great post. What a great testament to good men and good husbands.

    I write a blog about marriage and how men can better love their wives. I hope you will check it out when you have a chance.



  2. Amy O says:

    Happy Anniversary!!

  3. Sherri says:

    Awww….I wish you and Kelly many, many more years of happiness together. =)

  4. Steve Eisenbarth says:

    Laura & I are so happy for both of you! Thanks for taking care of the one you love and thus showing all of us what a true pleasure marriage is. We hope you had a great celebration! Love, Steve & Laura

  5. The Bishop says:

    Happy Anniversary. And to Kelly: Thanks, dear, for taking him off our hands. (jk)

  6. Jennae says:

    Happy Anniversary, a day late!!

  7. Carla says:

    Aw Sam – this pretty much bails you out of that blackberry situation during your anniversary dinner….

  8. Julie C says:


    I hope just this once you read Sam’s blog. Three cheers for a woman of strength and character! Looking at the picture, Sam is the one who has aged, not you. My hat is off to you for surviving his “early years.” I smile just thinking of the many good times in store for you both. May the Lord bless and keep you.
    Look up, and bask in His love,

  9. david says:

    Sam, are you like 16 in that picture? Wow.
    And would you have thought then that you’d have multiple tattoos adorning your body one day?

  10. latenitemike says:

    he DID have that Tom Cruise thing going on….
    shame gravity works…lol

    God bless you guys and many many more…..

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