Sunday, November 4, 2007

18 years!

"and in this crazy life and through these crazy times, it's you...it's you..." I chose this song because these words sum up the last 18 years of our life. Together we have experienced tremendous highs and lows and a whole lot of stuff in between. I cannot imagine my life without this man. Dan is my rock, my voice of reason, rationality, and a calm oasis that is ever constant. He sees the good in everyone and every situation and manages to keep an amazing sense of humor. When I looked for photos for this post, it was difficult for me to find photos with just he and I together. There are plenty of ones with the 2 of us with 1 or 2 children, but not many of just us together. When we were married 18 years ago Dan got an "instant family" with me and 4 year old Nick. Nick and Grace have no better father and I could have no better person (my best friend) to share this journey with. Dan puts up with my shenanigans. He brings out the best in me and I hope I bring out the best in him. We have gone through so much on this roller coaster called life--highs and lows both personally, professionally and even medically. Almost exactly 1 short year after we married, Dan was in a near fatal car accident and he survived against overwhelming odds. I am blessed in so many, many ways and I thank God everyday for those blessings. We have managed to come through it all with much love, mutual respect and always a sense of humor. I love you Dan. :) Gail

6 kind words:

Dan said...

I love you, Gail. Happy 18th anniversary! I can't wait to see what the next 18 years brings - if it is half as much fun and love we'll be blessed beyond imagination.

Love always,

Dan

amy said...

Congrats! May you have another 18 more wonderful years together..What a lovely post!

Laura said...

Congratulations on 18 years of marriage. What a wonderful sounding relationship you two have. May you have many more wonderful years together!

Laura

Angie said...

Happy Anniversary Dan and Gail! May God continue to bless your marriage and family for many, many years to come!
What a sweet post and great picture!

redmaryjanes said...

Look at how beautiful you are! Congratulations on 18 years together and a beautiful family.

Mark & Terri said...

Happy Anniversary, Dan & Gail! May you have many more.

 
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