September 23rd may be another day for you but in our house, we believe it's just for us.
My husband Jim and I dated for five years before he asked me to marry him. And what a gratifying journey it's been so far.
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Jim and I met at a television station in Missouri. He was a photojournalist and I worked as a general assignment reporter. Eventually we got promoted and by the time we left, he was working as the chief photographer and I left as an evening anchor.
We've bought 3 homes in three states in seven years. We are owned by two rottweilers.
I'm not feeling super sappy this year. This year, I'm feeling accomplished. Like hell yeah, we've got something figured out! But I do thank God for Jim. Our marriage is not perfect but it's perfectly ours. We've faced challenges, heartaches and new beginnings but through it all, we're there for one another. We've learned tough lessons but dammit, we keep learning.
If you have the secret to a forever marriage, I'd love to hear it. My gut tells me it's not magic but a combo of love, commitment and a lot of faith. But I'd love to hear from anyone who's willing to share. Also - any anniversary suggestions!
Love you Jimmy - you're my person!