Tag Archives: Marriage

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Year 3

[UNSET](11)This is a photo of us when our son was 9 months old. Just three months after our three-year anniversary. Hard to believe that was in 1992. Seems just like yesterday.

Now, if you have been keeping up with the story thus far, you have probably picked up on how difficult our first few years of marriage had been. There is a lot of truth in that, and a lot more story then has been told, but rest assured, through most of it, I was at fault because of ill-conceived ideas of what marriage was supposed to be about. Continue reading 4 of 25…

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Pregnant

By the beginning of year 2, I was deployed to the Persian Gulf and my bride was 3 months pregnant when I left. That’s right, I got her pregnant, got her settled in a new apartment with a new(er) car, boarded a ship and left. Some would call that unfortunate. Me, I called it “Doing it the right way” (and have been summarily smacked for saying so).

Now, I don’t remember the exact date we left, I don’t even remember if I was home for our first anniversary (I could check, but that would require work on my part, and who has time for that?). But, what I do remember is that during that deployment, we fell back into a routine that was key and fundamental to our relationship prior to getting married. Continue reading 3 of 25…

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Our First Month

There is one thing to be said about being a virgin when you get married. Unlike what the most of my friends professed about how their wives changed after marriage, my sex life actually increased. Weird, right? I won’t go into detail or tell tales that would make my mother blush (trust me, if you knew her, you would know how difficult that actually was), instead, I will just say, that first month was awesome. We found a place, she moved up with me, I learned I enjoyed going to sleep with her and waking up next to her, how I could nuzzle up next to her and smell her hair as we fell asleep. It was just like all those romantic fairy tales, everything was perfect. Mostly. Continue reading 2 of 25…

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We’re Getting Married!

The year was 1990. It was September 12th, and it was suppose to be my wedding day.

However, according to my girlfriend at the time, no one gets married on a Wednesday, even though the 12th marked the day the two of us started dating (the first time). So, she pushed it back to the following Saturday, making it the 15th. As I was deployed while she was making our wedding plans, I was not aware of this date change until I pulled into port on the 8th.

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25 Posts for 25 Years…

So, I’m a few days late to start, so instead of doing a post a day, I think I’m just going to do a post for every year. I might actually catch up to make by the end, but I make no promises, especially with a writing schedule that has several due dates coming up and school starting next week.

What am I talking about?

Well, sit right back and you’ll hear a tale…

Wait, don’t sit right back, just yet, but what I’m talking about is on Sept 15th, I will be celebrating my 25th anniversary to my wife. So, to commemorate her putting up with me for that many years, I figure I would regale you all with some of the stories that have made us… us.

I have written about some of them already, and they can be found under the “Story of Us” section if you feel so inclined to read any of them. I might end up using a few of them as reposts, so don’t hate me too much if I do (again, see my schedule up above).

So there it is. I have thrown the gauntlet down and challenged myself.

This ought to be entertaining…

#25for25