Saturday, May 22, 2010

17

17 years...6,188 days. And, by my best guess...

2,012 sleepless nights courtesy the loudest snore...ever!
956 times I've had to put the toilet seat down
644 pairs of socks that didn't quite make it into the hamper
211 times I've pried the remote control out of your hand after you've fallen asleep

But after 17 years of marriage, I wouldn't change a thing.

As I was going through old photos, looking for one to share on this post, I came across one that made me both laugh out loud and tear up at the same time. It's a moment in my life that I'll never forget; a moment in which I was truly grateful to have my husband by my side...


I'm sure this photo was taken just moments after getting long awaited pain relief while in labor with our daughter, Olivia. That would explain my goofy, exhausted smile. As for my husband...well, he was just plain excited to be there. And even though this might not be the most flattering, I love this photo. I'm so glad I have it to remind me of that special moment. Happy Anniversary to my dear, sweet husband who loves me unconditionally and who is always by my side when I need him the most. I wouldn't have it any other way.

17 comments:

Kathleen said...

Congratulations to you both! You MUST celebrate these days---it's so important to keep nurturing that relationship! Enjoy a happy day!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Jennifer how VERY sweet! What a great photo! Happy Anniversary to you both!

Carol said...

Stumbled across your blog - just love your cards, but I also love this post! : ) I relate 100% to the snore, the socks, prying the remote.... Happy Anniversary

SueB said...

happy anniversary! my, doesn't time fly when you're having fun?

Amy said...

Happy 17th Anniversary!!! Our anniversary is on the 25th and it is 14 years....yikes! Where did the time go?

grammie jackie said...

Wishing you two a Happy 17th Anniversary and many, many more.

The photo is great and really shows that you are perfect partners...in spite of the little extra chores!

Claire Brennan said...

AAAwwww! HUGE congratulations to you both Jennifer!!!!!! FAB photo!!!

Jim said...

Happy Anniversary Jennifer and Jay! I'm sure Jay has his own list to share! Great picture, great friends, great couple!

Congratulations! Enjoy your day!

Dana said...

What a beautiful photo...Happiness is apparent! I hope you have a wonderful anniversary!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - Happy Anniversary Jennifer! what a great picture to have to remember what love is all about!

Denise said...

Loved this post...reminded me of my marriage. SNORING...ughhhh But 22 years later I miss it when he's not home. Happy Anniversary!

Stephanie said...

A big wish for a very Happy Anniversary!! 17 years is a long time but yet it goes by so fast, yes? Congratulations and best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Jennifer, my heartiest congrats on your 17th! Cheers to 117 more. Do something special to remember your special day!
maureen

Jen said...

Congratulations Jennifer! 17 yrs! Your picture is priceless and so endearing. I hope you and your sweet hubby are blessed with at least 17 more wonderful years ahead of you.

PS: I think my hubby and you're hubby could have a contest for the loudest snore.

June said...

Wonderful post and Congratulations!!!

Babies- Beth said...

Oh Jennifer,how sweet; I'm so happy I saw this! I just love that there are people out there who love each other so much!! Here's hoping for many, many, more!!

Sharli said...

How wonderful - happy anniversary Jennifer! I'm glad you shared with us - and I agree, the joy really shows in this photo!

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