Today is a national holiday in the United States – it’s President’s Day. But I’m celebrating for a totally different reason. You see, I’m celebrating my 2nd wedding anniversary. My wife and I are officially 2 years old and growing stronger by the minute. It’s been a thrilling ride since our first date in 2007. And it culminated in our official union on Saturday, February 21, 2009.
This anniversary is quite special to me for many reasons. First, I love her dearly for who she is and all that she is to me. Secondly, having experienced the trauma of divorce, I know that when you’ve found that someone special who you’ll spend the rest of your life with, it makes for something to celebrate.
It’s not that I said good-bye to love (as The Carpenters sang). It’s just that I never really thought I could get to the point where I found someone so compatible with me to the point that I’d want to get married again and have more children. If I thought for a moment that I could possibly go through another divorce, then there’s no way I’d consider marriage again. Even more, I’d never consider having more children.
Each day as I write the blog post, it’s my wife who takes what I’ve written and beautifies it. She edits my writing; then she adds pictures and tags to facilitate the process by which search engines find our posts. I generally give her basic instructions about what I’d like to see and she takes it from there. So I could never take the credit for the success of The Upbeat Dad. It’s a team effort and believe me, without her, it could not be as successful as it is.
I hope for you and yours – especially your kids – nothing but the best in all things.
Enjoy yourself today.