today, may 16th, nate and i have been married for seven years. this is our favorite engagement picture-- the one we keep on our wall to remind us that we were once blissfully, can't-keep-hands-off-each-other, enchantedly in love with each other.
of course seven years, two kids, and tons of problems later, we are different people. and we love each other differently now. neither one of us could've guessed that the shadow of depression was already falling over our lives, or how that would affect the next seven years. it's been a tremendous seven years, full of many hard, hard times, and i'm glad that he stuck with me.
i guess jeff tweedy kind of summed up the way i feel about how we stand now,
you and i, we might be strangers
however close we get sometimes
it's like we never met.
but you and i, i think we can take it
all the good with the bad,
make something that no one else has
but you and i
from song "you and i" on the new wilco album
happy anniversary, honey. however hard it's been, i'm glad you chose me and i chose you on that day. i can't imagine a better father for my kids, or a more patient and hardworking husband. and let's face it, sometimes you just crack me up. let's keep choosing each other, ok?