Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Here’s To The Next 20 Mr. Chocolate!

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Back in February when I made this for Valentine’s Day, it served a dual purpose. I wanted to have something that would be up all year long to commemorate a milestone in our lives this year. In addition to our son’s HS graduation and starting college, TODAY we celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary!

20 years ago today I married by real life BFF. The guy who makes me laugh when I want to take myself too seriously. The guy who lets me cry when he knows I need to. The guy who remembers all the little things but knows how to do big things in style.

We knew each other for several years starting in college even though we didn’t date…each other  that is lol. When shortly after college life threw me a curveball (my dad suddenly passed away ) and I needed someone the most I have ever needed anyone in my life but couldn’t communicate that to anyone, not even my mom, he was there. I couldn’t let my guard down until he walked through the door with mocha almond fudge ice cream and chocolate sauce. How well he knew me !

Twenty years of all the things that marriages go through. Silly arguments over dumb things; agreement on the things that matter. Challenges that test what you’re made of and rewards that can only be shared with someone who’s been there. Love and loss and more happy moments than sad. Laughter, tears (sometimes from the laughter)  shared looks that need no words. An amazing father to our son and truly my other half. My biggest cheerleader, coach, and constructive critic (although I’ve learned to never show him a project until it’s DONE).

I can’t begin to imagine ( nor do I want to ) what the last 20 years would have been like without him. I can’t wait to see what the next 20 bring.

I love you B. Even more than that day 20 years ago when we said “I do”, and it was a lot then!

17 comments:

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Aw, such a sweet post! This truly is a big year for you. Happy Anniversary!

Sourkraut said...

Awww, congrats to you both! It's so nice to hear about couples who get it right. :)

Stacy said...

May you have many more! We just celebrated our 4th last week. It's an awesome thing to marry your best friend.

Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's too many, many more!

Dawn @Eventually Cottage

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Congratulations! Being married to your best friend is the greatest. :)

Lori said...

Happy Anniversary! Cool piece, too!

Christine said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!! What a special occasion to celebrate-Congratulations!!

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Oh, Carol!!! Happy Anniversary!!! Wait...isn't 20 years scrapbook paper & spray paint? I could swear it is...;)

Jocelyn said...

Happy Anniversary to you two!!!! That was such a sweet post! Here's to forever with your best friend!!!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!!! In an age where not that many couples go the distance, it's a beautiful thing to celebrate the ones that do. Best wishes for many more anniversaries!!!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Aww you made me tear up this morning!! :)
Congrats on 20 happy years to you and your hubby!

BEAR's Mom said...

this was very S.W.E.E.T.
i think both of you are very lucky!
happy anniversary!!
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Michele Pacey said...

MAN! What a sweet post... 20 years these days is like forever. So holy mackerel WAY TO GO Carol and Mr Chocolate!!!! Congratulations on making it to 20 years and may the next 20 bring as much joy and love (and chocolate o'course) as the last! :)

Diane said...

Awww, how sweet and congrats on 20 yrs. I hope you will have 20 more wonderful years and then some Ÿ
The plaque is beautiful. I ♥ that Ü

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Congratulations!

xoxo
Kathleen

Michelle L. said...

And another great thing about him - he allows you to call him Mr. Chocolate. Probably not in front of actual people, but still!!!

Congrats, you two!

1CardCreator said...

AWWW, Congrats to both of you!