Thursday, July 12, 2012

15 years... Happy Anniversary...




When I was a senior in high school, I went on a youth trip to Washington DC, and New York City.  Only one person wanted to go to the top of the World Trade Center with me.  He brought a camera and wanted to take timed long exposure photos of the traffic and city lights streaming below.  The two of us stood, quiet and still, looking out of a window onto the world- alone, together.  I was smitten from the git-go.  

We couldn't have known one day those Twin Towers that had offered us a first glimpse of the two of us standing alone against the world, would tumble to the ground under terrorist attack.

I couldn't have known that it would be years later after we started college, that his lens would seek me out. 

But in college, I said no... no way, no.

Well, okay.

Then...

Yes.  Definitely yes.

I couldn't have known we wouldn't last.

After a solid couple of years of dating we would feel too young to get married.  So we waited.  Dated others.  Waded through heart ache. And discovered we always came back to each other. 

But we couldn't have known he'd be asked to move to Idaho for work,  after I had enrolled in graduate school here.  We flew back and forth a lot.

And then...

One day, he threw his bike on his Honda Accord, and drove 1135 miles with a ring in his pocket to my house.  He woke me up out of a sound sleep early in the morning.  I was crabby.  Oh I couldn't have known.  But... he leaned down by the bed and said he had finally come to get me- for keeps.

The Twin Towers are no longer. 


But those two young teenagers, getting their first glimpse of the world, would stand the test of time.  We've had plenty of hardships to weather and have been broken down, but have grown stronger each time in those broken places.


Happy 15th Anniversary to my Superman!  

What I should have known- "It's your love"... that has filled in the cracks, glued us together and made me feel like no matter what tries to tear us down, love will be enough to see us through.










21 comments:

  1. Wonderful story Vicky!!! Happy Anniversary!!

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  2. Love this! Happy Anniversary Vicky and Rick! xxoo

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  3. Happy Anniversary!! I just love your story.. wow, that's some trip :-)

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  4. Happy, happy anniversary! I love that song. And, clearly, you were meant to be together if you survived all those moves and ups and downs and break ups! Hope you are able to enjoy your day!

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  5. I love your writing. I love your face. I love HIS face. I love you together and all you've been through and all it means. Happy Anniversary, sweet friend. The REAL Supermen don't wear their "S"'s on the outside of their shirts - they carry them engraved on their hearts.

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  6. Happy Anniversary guys!!!
    What a lovely story :)

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  7. Love stories always make me cry! HAPPY Anniversary to you both!!! I wish you MANY, many more years together. We have 43 years now. It is a wonderful journey this marriage thing. XO, Pinky

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  8. such a sweet tribute to your love and your Superman!

    Happy 15th to you both - and here's to 15 more and then 15 more after that and so on!!

    xoTiffany

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  9. WOW...what a story! Happy Anniversary! ♥

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  10. Blessings for your anniversary and many more. What a beautiful couple you are.

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  11. Happy 15th Anniversary to both you and Rick!!! How lucky I was to be there that day to share the wonderful time with both of you -- as well as the journey before and the journey after. All one can want for her best friend is all the happiness in the world! Keep enjoying the happiness. Love you my dearest friend in the world!

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  12. Happy Anniversary Vicky and Rick! May you have many, many more happy anniversaries!!

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  13. Love the enduring love....
    Happy anniversary!!

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  14. Happy 15th Anniversary, Vicky!

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  15. What a sweet story... I love a 'true love story'...may God bless you with many more wonderful years together.

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  16. Oh my gosh I just posted about ours LOL... :)
    Happy Anniversary Vicky! God bless you and your husband in your marriage always...

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  17. You are a most inspirational woman! I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to meet you through this blog. I will forever carry your example of courage, wisdom, love and God-gratitude with me. Thank you for being you and sharing with all of us! God's blessings today and always.

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  18. Happy Anniversary to both of you!

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  19. Love it! Happy Anniversary! I have been trying to comment on your posts, but it's not easy to do with a phone. I broke our lap top...so thinking of you and so happy you are enjoying your summer!

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  20. nice ppost thanks for sharing blessings

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  21. I love this post Vicki and I love Robyn's comment. Happy 15th Anniversary to you both. There is nothing better than a wonderful love story. A match made in heaven - Superwoman needs Superman beside her after all. Hang tight to each other and the love you share. It's the broken places that allow us to mend in different, stronger ways. Much love to you both.

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