Saturday, December 17, 2005

It's Our Anniversary...





I am SOOO lucky...wait, BLESSED is more like it. (I don't believe in "luck"). I have been married to the man of my dreams for 17 years as of today, December 17, 2005. Trust me when I say, it hasn't been all wine and roses the entire 17 years. We have had our trials. But for the most part, our marriage has been quite special. We often look back to the times when we were barely making ends meet. I mean, our power and phone service were often cut off. And we had to take the little bit of food we had either to a friends house or to my moms house so it wouldn't go bad. Our one and only car died a slow, miserable death ON our wedding day (that was an INTERESTING day). I even think at one point or another, we have owed money to EVERY single person or company on the planet :-). We have lived in some places we'd rather not remember. We've been through both proud moments and trials with our oldest daughter, Briyanna. We were blessed to be able to raise my nephew, Markell, from the age of 7 days to today, when he's almost 11 years old. And we were blessed with our youngest daughter, Jayla, for whom we prayed for for 11 LONG years. Today, we live in a beautiful home, we have 2 vehicles (that both work...smile) and I am able to be a stay at home mom to raise the kids. Ya know, life really doesn't get much better than that. For our anniversary, we went to our favorite restaurant, Fogo De Chao. Talk about delicious! I was almost nervous and giddy about being out (alone) on a date with my husband. We laughed and talked and simply had a ball with eachother. When we ordered our desserts, I asked the waiter if they had an "anniversary" dessert. He laughed and said they did. Soon, he brought out my slice of chocolate mousse cake and Marque's Key Lime Pie, both with one lit candle in it. And on the plates, they wrote HAPPY ANNIVERSARY in a raspberry puree. It was perfect. We blew out our candles and made a wish. A wish for another, wonderful 17 years together. And I guess next year, when we do this again for #18, we'll wish for another 18 together, and so on. That way, we'll be together forever, just as we vowed to eachother back on December 17, 1988. Happy Anniversary Marque, I love you!!

4 comments:

Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

Awww, how SWEET!

Chit Chat From Divagirlrn said...

Happy Anniverary Dawn! I've admired your work on two peas(FSUScrapper) and I'm a member of African American Scrappers. My name is Rolana.

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Tangee said...

How incredibly sweet. I love your story. My dh and I have been married 7 years and I hope we are just as happy as you guys at 17. Dh and I just went out on our first date night in 5 years 2 weeks ago and it was like a 1st date, but it was so wonderful.