Friday, December 17, 2010

Sixteen Years

That's how long the Army Gunner and I have been married, today.

SIXTEEN!  That's almost longer than I lived at home!

We started at Fort Hood, then to Germany, to Fort Lewis, WA, to Fort Hood, then to Fort Carson, CO.

We had three children along the way (one at each duty station, so Gunner wised up and at this place we adopted a dog).

We are on our FIFTH year long deployment, although this last one will be cut short a few months due to his retirement.

We've lost all of our grandparents, and my dad.

I won't even count the number of times he went to the field, JRTC, TDY, or to NTC during our married life.

We've traveled.

We've laughed.

We've cried.

We've made it work.

I'm lucky to have found him on a chance meeting.  

I'm lucky he called the next day--he asked for my number, and I gave it to him, but told him that he couldn't say my name correctly, I would hang up.  Not only did he call exactly when he said he would (a man after my heart), but he pronounced my name correctly.  Whew.

I'm lucky that he loves me. 

(But he better admit, he's pretty damn lucky too!)

Thanks Gunner for a great start with the Army, and a great future WITHOUT THE ARMY!!!


McMGrad89 said...

Happy anniversary. Great post!

Here's to tons more.

Gypsy at Heart said...

Happy Anniversary! I recall that your dad and I cornered Gunner several days before the wedding and asked him, repeatedly, if he knew what he was getting into. He replied "Yes" with great confidence and no hesitation. He is a man of his word.

Amie said...

Happy Birthday ABW! Here's to many more wonderful years!

Jessica said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Uncle Dan said...

Happy Anniversary Kids. The bit about your Mom and Dad quizzing him sounds juat like I would have expected.

Renee said...

Happy Anniversary to you & Gunner!!

d.a.r. said...

Happy anniversary sweetie!! You two have so much to look forward to!

Photina said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Gunner!

Heidi said...

Happy Anniversary . . . nice flowers too.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you both! 8-)

Julie the Army Wife said...

Happy Anniversary! And heres to the next military free chapter of your lives :)

Mr. and Mrs. Wells said...

Happy Anniversary. I just recently started following your blog- from this post, I am assuming that you are stationed at Fort Carson right now? My husband is in South Korea now, but I live very close to Fort Carson. I was born and raised here in Colorado.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

happy anniversary!