We had a wonderful day on Thursday. Every year we try to remember what brought us together so many years ago. We married in a small chapel on September 10Th, 1990. 19 years later we are still together, still in love, and still pretty cute. We are a tad rounder, a tad wiser, and often a tad more stressed. No complaints though, God has been very good to us. We have been blessed with many happy children and they are the riches that everyone wants in life.
My dear husband was out of town in the morning. I picked him up from the airport and he directed me on which way to drive. I thought we were headed to a restaurant but instead he wanted us to spend some time with our Lord. He was so right in knowing that we needed to say Thank You for the years that have passed and ask for God to continue to Bless us in the years to come. The chapel was a great replica of Lourdes.
After a little time in the chapel we explored outside and then back in the car again. I laugh at myself in how much I hate some things about Houston. I just do not like the weather at all. I also dislike how spread out everything is. They are not kidding when they say everything is bigger in Texas. The city is huge, and with the outskirts we make other states like Rhode Island look like a speck on the map. It isn't fun to navigate.
I know all this about Texas and yet can't seam to get out. We thought we would be here between 2 and 3 years. Well that wasn't the case. 7 years later and lots of changes in J's company it is a real possibility that we will be here until J retires. So I am trying to force myself to embrace all things Houston. I now own a cute little purse that says "Houston" all over it. I don't know if it is working but one thing I do love about this city is the food. There are some wonderful chef's out there if you know where to look.
In branching out and embracing our surroundings, I asked J if he would be OK with changing our usual restaurants. When he found out where I wanted to go he was thrilled. So after we got turned around about three times we finally reached our destination. As we were being seated they even asked why we were there. We decided to give the Taste of Texas a try. I think this was one of the best decisions we have made over the past 19 years. Wow it was fantastic.
After a delicious main course we treated ourselves to some coffee and the restaurant treated us to dessert. It came with sparklers. This just made us feel so special.
(This is from the ceremony to Bless our marriage.)
I am just as happy with my choice of a spouse 19 years later. Looks Like We Made It, BABE! I love you!