Where Were We 15 Years Ago?

Abby and I exchange wedding vows at the beautiful and iconic Delicate Arch in Utah's Arches National Park in October 2004.
Abby and I exchange wedding vows at the beautiful and iconic Delicate Arch in Utah’s Arches National Park in October 2004.

Did you hear about the two antennas who got married? The ceremony was only so-so, but the reception was fantastic!

Everybody talks about milestones in their lives, from school graduations to grandchildren’s births. Today is one of those milestones, our 15th wedding anniversary.

After 15 years of marriage, there is still no place we would rather be than at each other's side.
After 15 years of marriage, there is still no place we would rather be than at each other’s side.

Early in our relationship, Abby said, “I’m going to want to be married,” and I not only agreed with it, I was thinking it myself.

People, mostly women, talk about beautiful weddings, and often put too much emphasis on that one day, but the truth is, it really is only one day, the first day of an amazing adventure that, for those of us who like being married, is among the best things in our lives.

Marriage is what you both make it. Our marriage is good. I know many people who married poorly, or behaved poorly when they were married, and now despise the concept, but that’s a choice, not a fact. Marriage is what you make it.

  • My favorite thing to wear is my wedding ring. Abby has literally never taken hers off except to clean it.
  • Abby has me referring to myself as “Daddy” and her as “Mama” when I talk to the dogs.
  • We have never stayed mad at each other for more than a day.
  • She is the first person I want to tell when I hear news, and I tell her everything.

So, where were we 15 years ago? We were young and alive and so happy to be standing in the chilly southern Utah sunshine with the iconic Delicate Arch behind us, trading vows.

You can read the whole story of our wedding trip here (link.)

After all these years, Abby and I still look at each other like this, and we still mean it.
After all these years, Abby and I still look at each other like this, and we still mean it.

2 Comments

  1. You both look wonderful together – and THAT is what makes a marriage. NOT the wedding or the dress, or cake and drink or a decorated car. THAT is 24 hrs. Marriage is supposed to last til death we part. None of mine have – 2. Or 3, if you count the bitch I accidentally allowed to infiltrate my life. I hope she burns in hell for what she did, and that’s just honesty.
    YOUR marriage is death til u part.
    I love you both.

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