But this one - this is the 10th. Kind of a biggie.
So 10 years ago, we looked like this:
All things considered, I think we look pretty good! Run through the wringer a bit, but after 10 years and three kids, who isn't?
We have had a lot of, um, surprises in the past 10 years. Not that we don't like surprises.
I'll tell you one thing though. I couldn't have picked a better dad for our special needs children, if I'd had a pile of resumes in front of me, and had done interviews. (I guess, in a way, dating is interviewing, isn't it?) I don't have any idea how he dealt with the news that our twins have Fragile X Syndrome, because I was a broken down wreck for quite awhile. I went through the necessary motions of childcare and work, but really wasn't functional. He picked up all the pieces and kept our family going while I lost my mind. Not many dads would have done it as well as he did.
I hope I've been as supportive of him. And I hope for fewer surprises in the next 10 years. If there must be surprises (and I figure, there probably must be), may they be pleasant ones.
And now, a short look back.
|Newspaper headline on our wedding day.|
|Ken and Mike|
|This little tyke just graduated from college.|
|Aw, the cuteness! Of course, they are cute teenagers now.|
|A candid shot of Mark and our dads that I like.|
p.s. Are we officially an old married couple?