On Dec 17, 1992, The Girl Friend became The Girlfriend.
Exactly 2.5 years later (June 17, 1995) The Girlfriend became The Wife. We call 12/17 our “half anniversary.”
We were 19 when we started dating, 19 years ago.
It’s been wonderful, strange, joyful, and almost completely unpredictable. We’ve shared more laughs than I can remember, deeper sorrows than I ever expected, and more plot twists than a shelf of mystery novels. But there have been far more good days than bad, more smiles than tears, more memories I treasure than days I’d rather forget.
In the movie As Good as It Gets, Jack Nicholson’s character says to Helen Hunt’s: “You make me want to be a better man.”
For 19 years, she’s made me a better man, and made me want to be a better man.
Here’s to 19 more. And 19 more after that, and … well, by that point we’ll probably be old and senile, but I’ll take as many more as I can get.
TL;DR: Favorite part. Every day for 6,939 days. And counting.