Sunday, July 06, 2008

15 and counting

I am a few days late on this post but what with all the enjoying summer going on around here, blogging has been scarce. Better late than never.

Every year Jay and I celebrate two anniversaries. One for our wedding anniversary on May 8th and the other for the anniversary of the day we began dating, not to be confused with the day we met. That day, what with the yawn and stretch move, did not go well.

No, it was about two weeks later to the best of our recollection. We were hanging out again with the same friends…his friend was a friend of a friend of mine… and this time we hit it off.

That day?

Was 15 (FIFTEEN) years ago – July 1st, 1993.

Now if that doesn’t make us feel old, I don’t know what does. I was 19 years old and Jay was 23. I thought 23 was so grown up when I met him, snicker, snicker. We were children.

But smart children. We knew we were made for each other; brought together by fate, luck or divine intervention. I happen to think it was the latter.

Sometimes we look back at all the events that led to our meeting and it’s astonishing that it even happened. One or two events omitted and we may not have ever crossed paths.

We both wonder what our lives would have been like without the other. It scares me.

Most of what is important in my life is because of Jay, because of us. And I am not talking tangible materialistic things. We have those too but those are not what I think about NOT being there if Jay were not in my life. No.

It’s his friendship, his support, his unconditional love, the two fabulous boys that our love has brought forth into the world.

Where would I be without these three men that mean the world to me?

I can’t even fathom. I don’t want to even consider it.

This week, to celebrate, Jay arranged for us to have a couple’s spa treatment. It was, as it always is, relaxing, wonderful and invigorating all rolled into one. After, we enjoyed a delicious lunch at a new Mexican restaurant. As we ate, I asked Jay if he could have imagined his life being anything like this 15 years ago.

“What? Eating Mexican food and loving it? No way,” was his response. He’s deep, my husband.

So much has changed, yet nothing has changed. We are still one. Two parts that individually are a fraction of what we are together. And we are more than we ever thought possible all those 15 years ago.

Back then we had nothing but dreams.

Now, we have everything we ever dreamed of.



Hannah said...

Hooray for 15 years together! It's lovely that you celebrate that anniversary as well as your wedding one. We don't do that, but reading this makes me wish we did. I still remember it on the day, but Rob wouldn't have a clue! LOL!

Such a neat post, my eyes are a bit teary! You are definitely blessed to have each other, I'm so happy that you do! Definitely agree about divine intervention ... I can tell you guys were meant to be together :-)

Tracey said...

Awwww.... That was a sweet post. Congrats! Our stories are similar re: the time together, age difference, when we met... And if just one thing had been different, we wouldn't have met, either. FREAKY scary.

Ashley said...

That's wonderful! 15 years is only the beginning!

Elaine A. said...

Happy "other" Anniversary!! Our two anniversaries actually coincide (we married exactly 4 years after we started dating) but now I wish they were different so we could have 2 celebrations!!

This is a beautiful post Kami and I feel much the same as you. And I LOVE that picture of you and your guys! Here's to you and the love(s) of your life! : )

R Family of 4 said...

awwww sweet post Kami.

and yes I am still here ;-)

Angella said...

What a great post, Kami! You two are perfectly matched.

Happy Anniversary!!

Misty said...


Kellan said...

Congratulations on finding and appreciating your dreams!!!

Take care - see you soon - Kellan

mamatucci said...

You guys seem to be a perfect match,congratulations

Ed (zoesdad) said...

That's one of the nicest things I've read in a long, long time.

Congrats on 15 short years.

LaskiGal said...

What an absolutely gorgeous post. We'll be on our 12th wedding anniversary this November. I can hardly believe how time has flown.

So happy you have everything you ever dreamed of.

Lovely, lovely post . . .

Karen MEG said...

Sweet post, Kami. And no, you're not old, because that would make me absolutely ancient being MARRIED 15 years this year.

You have a lovely, lovely family.

BeachMama said...

Wow fifteen years! We just passed our 13th year together, but we were much older than you guys when we got together. Can I admit that we have known each other for almost 20 years though?? I have never thought of a couples spa day, maybe I'll book one for our next anniversary.

Happy 15th!

teeni said...

And it couldn't have happened to nicer people! Sorry I'm late - still playing a little bit of catchup from my vacation. But I know you'll have another wonderful year because you've got each other! Here's to infinite years of happiness and health to the Khlopchyk of Kami! :)