Nine Years and Counting…


Today is my nine year anniversary. I met my beautiful wife in Anchorage, Alaska in the summer of 2002. We were both there for the summer driving tour buses for one of the cruise lines. We instantly hit it off, and within a few weeks we were engaged. Six months later on a rainy day (which is good luck, I’m told) in San Diego, we got married. Kind of crazy, I know. But it’s worked out amazingly well so far, and I don’t see it ever stopping. We now have four kids and we still really like each other. During that Alaskan summer, I made my soon-to-be wife a few mix tapes, (back when people actually used cassette tapes) and on one of them I put the Ben Folds song The Luckiest. It’s an incredible song, and we both kind of clicked with it. It expressed exactly how we felt (and still feel) about each other. Although I didn’t ever think I’d have one, we had found “our song”. Sorry to get all mushy, but I’m truly lucky to have her in my life. I hope you can all find someone in your lives who reflects the feeling in this song.

Now I know all the wrong turns,
The stumbles and falls
Brought me here
And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know
That I am
The luckiest

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7 responses to “Nine Years and Counting…

  1. This is a great post, Dan. Happy Anniversary! And congratulations to both of you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    BTW, rain *is* good luck. It rained on my parents’ wedding day, and they recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Congrats to both of you. I remember your wedding day, just like it was yesterday. So happy that I could be a part of it and enjoy watching the both of you grow into wonderful people and parents. Love the song, and had it sung especially for Jeff and I on our 25th Wedding Anniversary while cruising in Alaska.

  3. That is so awesome! I love stories like that. Hubs and I worked together but never hung out. Went on a lunch date, started dating, six months later we got engaged and three months later we were married. 8 years and counting! When you tell people how long you’ve been married do you get an “oh wow, that’s amazing, that doesn’t happen anymore?” We do…it’s so odd to me.

  4. Thanks Diane! That’s awesome about your 25 anniversary! We’ll get there someday ๐Ÿ™‚ (we might have to head back to Alaska as well!)

    Thanks Mandie! Your story is awesome too! Congrats! It’s pretty sad that 8 years is considered a long time. Keep it up though! We get more comments along the lines of “Oh wow. 4 kids huh?” ๐Ÿ™‚

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