Knittymama loves the Skeptic

Nine years ago today, the Skeptic and I made our vows to one another in front of our dearest friends and family. I keep thinking to myself, “Nine years, dang, that’s a long time!” Even longer, it’s been thirteen years now that we’ve been together, since I was an uppity nineteen year old college girl and he was the shy boy in my piano class who never paid any attention to the professor.

The Skeptic is the guy who rode his bike through a Wisconsin snowstorm to bring me flowers on Valentine’s Day. (They all froze and the heads broke off but hey, you can’t beat the effort.) He always remembers flowers and finds me amazing earrings from little jewlery shops. He totally cracks me up, ever though most other people don’t get his sense of humor. He barely raises an eyebrow whenever I say “You know what I think we should do*?” and goes along with it even though I know he’d rather just relax with some coffee and NPR in the basement. He always listens, even when I yammer on endlessly. I don’t think I’ve ever told him this, but I think he is by far the most unselfish person I know; he has always put me and the boys ahead of anything else. He is the king of laundry. He can fix just about anything. He is an amazing father and is not afraid of diapers, spit-up, or being alone with the kids. The Skeptic is by far my best friend, and on days like these I seriously can’t believe I have been so blessed to have found him as my partner.

So to my Skeptic: Happy Anniversary! Italy next year, right?

*On our first anniversary, I told him, ” I have an idea! Let’s open up a special account and we’ll save tons of money and for our tenth anniversary we’ll go spend a month in Italy! Won’t that be cool?” He just gave me that same, “Sure babe, what ever you want” look and I happily yammered away about all the fun we would have. Because you see, the Skeptic was secretly thinking, “um…yeah. We’re gonna have a house a kids and jobs no money and I really don’t want to be dragged off to Italy anyway so please let her forget about this idea…” So we now we do have a house a kids and jobs and no money and I did forget all about Italy, until tonight. So now? Our twentieth anniversay. Seriously. All summer. I’ll open the savings account tomorrow. 😉



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17 responses to “Knittymama loves the Skeptic

  1. Gretchen

    Aww, congratulations! I have to say, your story is close to mine. I met my husband as a 19 year old college freshman, and we’ve been married 10 years now. He brought me roses a couple of weeks ago on the anniversary of our first date, 14 years ago. Such nice memories! I say, shoot for Italy for your 20th; sounds like a great plan!

  2. Laura B

    Happy Anniversary!

  3. kmkat

    Happy anniversary! Italy for your 20th (or 30th or whatever) sounds like a great plan. Aim for the stars, cuz even if you miss you’ll have had a great leap.

  4. RheLynn

    Awwww..Happy Anniversary both of you!

  5. Mindy

    Happy Anniversary! Italy does sound great, I had the same deal with my husband but for Scotland on the tenth (which is next year). Of course, we won’t have the money but the dream it nice.

  6. Anonymous

    Happy Anniversary! Great story and great tribute to your partner. Maybe if you save all of your spare change from your pockets each night, you can go to Italy for your 15th? Just a thought. 🙂

  7. susan

    Happy anniversary! I hope you have a gillion more wonderful years together!

  8. Guinifer

    You go girl! A savings account never hurt anyone!

    Happy anniversary!

  9. Jeanne

    Congratulations! And go open that account. Seriously.

  10. limedragon :-: Harriet

    Happy Anniversary! I can tell he’s quite the guy.

  11. Kelly

    Great story, congrat on your marriage and here to many more wonderful years together.

  12. prairiegirl

    Congratulations on your anniversary! What a romantic guy you have… riding his bike through a snow storm! That’s love for sure!!!!

  13. Chris

    Happy Day to you both! Sounds a lot like my Hubster. Our “special” trip was this year (13th annv) where we went to Talladega for the race. Since we both love NASCAR it was a wonderful trip. 3 days in our camper with NO kids!!

  14. Sheepish Annie

    Happy Anniversary! How lucky you both are to have found each other. You are a perfect match!!

  15. Jess

    Happy anniversary!

  16. Chris

    Belated happy anniversary!! It sounds like you’re both lucky. 🙂

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