Sunday, April 27, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
We were married 10 years ago and I can hardly believe it’s been ten years! Some days it feels like we were just married. But then I look at my kids growing up or glance in the mirror and I’m shocked to see some middle-aged lady with wrinkles staring back at me. I mean, we’re in our thirties! In those moments, I can hardly believe it’s only been ten years. It feels like we’ve known each other forever.
April 25, 1998- the date we “sealed the deal.” It was an end to the single life and a beginning of wonderful days yet to come. We have certainly had our share of disappointments and struggles. But for the most part, we’ve lived a wonderful, adventurous, joyful life. As our children joined our family one by one, they each expanded our joy and contributed to strengthening our marriage. I think that the hard times have made our wonderful times even more meaningful. This year apart has been pivotal in redefining our relationship and our goals for our marriage and family. It has really put things into perspective. We make a great team… Shan has taught me to laugh and love more and worry less. I have taught him to clean up after himself. ☺
On our wedding day, I remember thinking I couldn’t ever love anyone more. But as the years have passed and I look back on our relationship, I can see that our love was just beginning. Now I know that true love is the kind that comes with experience, commitment, sacrifice, and time. You, Shan Grimmius, are the one person in the world who I love most.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Over the ocean and far, far away,
lies a place filled with sorrow and murderous craze
Encircled by evil in mayhem’s dark night,
are a group of young men filled with courage and might
They seek not for power or fortune or fame,
but honor and hope and freedom from chains
With courage of lions they ride out in the storm,
to bring justice to madmen who’s souls have been torn
In battle heroes fall and a lone bugle sounds,
the places they gave all are now hallowed grounds
While some men pity them and say ‘what a shame’
the warriors will know their brothers died not in vain
Where ‘ere they are needed to quash evil’s foul blight,
these young men of valor will rise up and fight!