Five years ago tonight, I married the love of my life. We have had ups and downs, good times and bad. We have experienced loss, some of which I have blogged about, some I have not. And of course, we have two beautiful children. Melissa has helped me become a better man, a better husband, and a better father. Our strengths complement each other’s weaknesses. When one of us isn’t in a place to be strong, the other always rises to the occasion. We are true partners, in parenting and in life.
Tonight we are not really celebrating our anniversary. I have an upset stomach, and am decompressing from a hectic day/week/month… at work. Melissa is doing laundry, washing out the many things the kids have thrown up on this week. Seems on my last trip, I brought a bug home with me, gave it to the boys, who seem to have passed it right on back. #KidsAreGermFactories.
We were never really planing on celebrating tonight. The goal was (hopefully is) to have a nice romantic dinner cruise on the Potomac, tomorrow (Saturday). I had wanted to celebrate our 5th by taking Melissa back to Paris where we honeymooned. For a variety of reasons this is not the year. However, on our honeymoon we had this amazing dinner cruise on the Seine. So we thought a dinner cruise on the Potomac would be an excellent way to commemorate the beginnings of our marriage. Last year, the night we were supposed to celebrate our Anniversary, we had to cancel our plans last minute, so we could…. well make nice nice with some underserving people who have treated us in an abusive and unacceptable manner (i.e. the stuff I have not been blogging about). So needless to say, come hell or high water, or you know vomit, I plan on celebrating our anniversary this year.