A few days ago I wrote about my
impending doom upcoming 15th wedding anniversary.
Robin asked: “What is the secret to 15 years of marriage?” To me it’s pretty easy:
We met when we were pretty young,
and went to a couple of costumed parties.
Moved in together and got a cat.
Had a few little mishaps,
Some of them a little more serious than others.
We graduated from the university,
and then got married.
I hit it off with my Favorite Mother In Law,
and also with my Favorite Father In Law.
LovelyWife was very happy.
Eventually we got pregnant,
had a daughter,
who looks just like her mom,
see what I mean?
Then we had a son,
who – thankfully – also looks like her mom.
We fed the kids,
they loved each other,
their mom made them laugh,
and sometimes bathed them.
The kids grew up loving each other (and juice),
we took vacations together,
and family pictures.
That’s it. The secret is that there’s no secret. But if I can offer one tiny insight into our life it would be this: we do everything passionately. We laugh, we fight, we cry, we love, we live. Passionately.
And if you asked my LovelyWife, she would probably say that the secret to 15 years of marriage is to never ever under any circumstances post pictures of your pregnant wife on the Internet.
And she’d be pretty passionate about it too.