Twenty years ago (May 11th) I married great funny, loving, sometimes moody, wonderful guy!
Chris and I got married when I was 18 and he was 21. Young you say, yes we were. We had got engaged in December and planned on marrying in 1992 but then in January we found out that we were going to have a baby and to say we decided to move up the wedding date would not be totally true. I think it was actually my dad who decided we were getting married before the baby came.LOL
I actually remember the night it was decided...my mom on the phone with Chris' mom talking dates, me in my room doing homework and Chris in St. Andrews at college. Mom came in said May 11th is good for everyone call Chris! So I did and my actual words were "Hey babe do you have anything planned for May 11th?" He didn't so the date was set!
Chris and I had dated for almost 2 years when we got engaged but had known each other for years. His grandparents were our neighbours until I was 14. Then when I was 16 we started hanging out and then dating. I remember one night after only dating for about a month, he was taking me home and he said "I think I'm going to marry you, Erica!" I just smiled and thought to myself weirdo, I'm 16 and have no plans of being married until after college!LOL Little did I know...how right he was!
Many, many people did not think that we would last 5 years (because of how young we were) let alone 20. I can honestly say that without our famlies, my parents and grandparents and Chris' parents I don't know that we would have made it this long. They have been so amazing, loving and giving to us. We are both very lucky to have them to look to for guidence and support.
I'm very lucky that Chris chose me as his wife. He is everything I have ever wanted and needed. He makes me laugh...every night during Golding Girls (which he watches only because I like it, he hates that show) there is this one Family Guy commerical where the dog farts and every night it cracks him up and has for over a year! He is always the life of the party where ever we go and he would do anything for anyone that asked. He is the rock that I lean on and he is always there for me...from calming me down after Ryan's accident and telling me he would be ok, to holding my hand from the time I found my Dad had passed away and I don't think he let go that whole week to waiting up for me to get home until 3:30 am the night Nannie died so he could hold me when I cried! He is a wonderful dad to the boys (he doesn't always have the patiences he would like but then again neither do I!) and loves our grandson more then words can say.
I'm not saying that the past 20 years have all been wonderful and that we haven't had our issues, but we always manage to work them out. He still calls me everyday from work to see how my day is going and after 20 years he doesn't leave the house or go to bed without a kiss and an "LOVE YOU"! I think that says something! And I if I had it to do all over again I wouldn't change a thing! :)