Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy 16th Anniversary, Superman




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 16th Anniversary to my Superman!  

What I should have known- "It's your love"... 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.

This was our first dance of our wedding night, 16 years ago today!




I love you more, Superman, more.  



Honored that we will be surrounded by people we love at the very place we held our wedding reception so many years ago... more to follow... and just wait till you see what I was given last night... holy smokes... unbelievable.  

50 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary to you both!!!! And MANY MORE!!!!! God bless!!

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    1. Thank you Nancy! Blessings to you!

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  2. Oh sweetheart, all the best for you and your Superman!!! I sit here with tears in my eyes and feel your love for your hubby!

    Bussal
    Mimi

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    1. Oh thank you sweetie! That means so much to me :) Love to you!

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  3. Happy Anniversary!!!I wish I could have made it last night! I remember all those years ago in Europe. You two were not dating at the time but you knew that someday you would be together. At the age of 20 I didn't understand, but then I didn't know love...See you tomorrow!
    Wendy

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    1. Wendy- at the age of 20 I am not sure we totally understood either- it just sort of worked out I think :) So glad I got to spend some time with you this past weekend!

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  4. A beautiful love story. I think of the song by the Carpenters as I read this blog: "We've Only Just Begun. "
    Happy anniversary to you both.
    Love,,
    Jackie

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    1. Jackie- Oh yes- another classic song! Hugs to you friend!

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  5. Awe, what an awesome story. Happy Anniversary!!

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  6. Happy 16th Anniversary Vicky and Rick! May God continue to bless you on this journey together. xxx-ooo

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  7. Happy Anniversary! I am so excited to see what is to come!!! You are one lucky lady. xoxo

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    1. Melissa- soon- its coming soon I promise :) Thank you! xxoo

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  8. Happy Anniversary sweet Vicky, wishing you so much fun with all your loved ones xo

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  9. What a blessing. Happy anniversary.

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  10. Happy Anniversary and may God bless you with 16 plus more years.

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  11. Happy Anniversary!!!...love your story. The coming and going and coming around again... :-)

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  12. Happy Anniversary Sweetie.

    Such a wonderful and sad story.

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  13. Beautiful...simply beautiful...that is what love is!

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  14. what a sweet testament to you and rick - loved reading this! Here's to 16 more and 16 more! Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo

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  15. Happy Anniversary, Beautiful. You two were definitely made for each other. Go have fun and rock the world.

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  16. happy anniversary you two.....what a beautiful song to go with such a beautiful couple. xo

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words Beth!

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  17. Happy Anniversary! And, many, many more!

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    1. Thank you Genny- and yes- many more is what I dream of as well!

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  18. Happy Anniversary to you both...you inspire me every single time.

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    1. Thank you Julie- so sweet of you to say that :)

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  19. I took some time off last week and I'm catching up...oh you two are perfect for each other. I love you both - Happy happy anniversary xo

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    1. I love you too sweet friend- thank you!

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  20. Vicky... what a beautiful, sentimental post. Hoping you are feeling good. Have a wonderful anniversary! You sound like a great couple!

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    1. Thank you Katie- I feel beyond blessed in the hubby department :)

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  21. Love, love, love the photo of you and Superman. And the story that goes with it. This is precious, Vicky. I loved getting inside your head on your journey with Rick and how far back it goes. Makes it even more special knowing some of those details. I can't tell you how many couples I know of broke up only to get married later. We were among them, too, as were my parents and quite a few other friends. I guess there is some back and forth in making such a big decision. Makes sense, now that we know all that's at stake, right? Peace to you in the week ahead!

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    1. Isn't that funny Roxane? So many of us who needed that time away to know what it was we had together... thanks for sharing that! See you soon!

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  22. I love this story of how the two of you were meant to be. Just perfectly romantic, and I also love the picture you posted. Just gorgeous. Hope you were able to celebrate in a big way!

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  23. I love this story of how the two of you were meant to be. Just perfectly romantic, and I also love the picture you posted. Just gorgeous. Hope you were able to celebrate in a big way!

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    1. Thanks Melissa- you would love Ria's work- it definitely reminds me of yours!

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  24. A beautiful love story. You were simply meant to be. Happy Anniversary, and Holy Smokes! I can't wait to see what you got!!

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    1. Thank you so much Janay- soon- I'm posting soon :)

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