Friday, May 22, 2009


Today is Fermin's and my 15 year wedding anniversary. It feels like a significant number and although I'm not saying we have it all figured out,we must be doing something right.

We met when we were so young. We actually had our first "date" our junior year of high school. And then we started really dating 2 or 3 years after that. I was 19.

When we married at the ripe old age of 24, I thought we had waited so long that it was getting ridiculous. Ahhh. The impatience of youth!

It amazes and impresses me that I've been in this relationship with Fermin half my life, and almost all of my adult life. We have our ups and downs, but he'd my first call if I were stuck in a ditch, or if I had just won the lottery (and I would even share the $ with him!). He's who I chose day after day, and year after year, to share all of it with.

Life hasn't turned out how either of us thought it would- other than we hoped for happiness, and I think on a day to day basis, that's what we've both got.

Right across the street, live our favorite neighbors, Alice and Rex. They've been married 63 years. 63 years, I said! They are my idols when it comes to marriage. When they were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary, I asked Alice what the secret to such a long marriage is and she said that there wasn't a secret. She said she just couldn't live without him. When I compare our little number of 15 to theirs, ours is just peanuts. But it's a start. 48 years to go and we'll be caught up. I'll only be 87 years old, and Fermin will be 88. And maybe we'll have a little couple across the street that we can inspire...

So today, I am grateful for love, luck and whatever else brought and has kept me and Fermin together all these years. I look forward to the next 15, and the next 15 after that and if we are as lucky as Rex and Alice, we'll still have even more than 15 after that! Like I said, we're just getting started.

We're off to Vegas to see the Cirque show, Beatles LOVE show to celebrate~ Cheers!


Jenny Fochek said...

Have a terrific trip, Kerri! Congrats to you and Fermin!

Rrramone said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip!

kerri said...

Aw, thanks, ya'll! It was so much fun. The perfect anniversary trip! :)