Happy 15th Anniversary

15th years ago today, I married the person who was to make me a daddy four times over. We only dated for 6 weeks before we got engaged and then four and a half months later (six months after our first date), we were married. Yea I know, that sounds crazy right?

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’d ever approve if any of my four boys ever did that but for me, it was the best decision of my life. Laura, I don’t know what it was, but I knew we were meant to be together. It just felt right.

Sure, we’ve had our ups and downs. We’ve had a difference of opinions on many different subjects, but that’s just part of being our own individual persons. The awesome thing is that we work through it and never try to take away each other’s individuality. (Even when I’m right. 😀)

We always work as a team. I guess we’re kind of like JB Weld. Each part on it’s own isn’t very strong, but together, it forms a strong lasting bond. But once you mix the two parts, you have to let it set or it could fall apart. For us, that meant getting to know each other well and trusting each other. Yes, that took some time but we never threw in the towel. We were both always willing to work it out and I think our hard work has paid off. We’ve got that strong JB Weld bond.

I wish you were well and wish we could celebrate this anniversary in Paris or some other far away place, but it just didn’t work out that way. But it doesn’t matter because we have each other and we have our four boys. That’s what really matters. The last year has been very tough. This kidney disease has really tested us, but I think we’ve only grown stronger. As I told you 15 years ago, I will always love you, in sickness and in health. Please remember that no matter what the future brings, you will never be alone and you can always count on me. I love you.


(Thanks for the collage Esme)

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One thought on “Happy 15th Anniversary”

  1. Manuel thank you for your beautiful words! Happy anniversary. God has blessed me with you a wonderful and kind husband. From the beginning of our marriage you showed me what unconditional love is. You were my strength when I was weak and you are still here. You are great example for our boys. Thank you! I hope I’ve made you happy. God is with us :) Love you very much.

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