Thursday, July 31, 2008

8 Years...Really?

This past Tuesday was the 8th anniversary of the best decision I have ever made. Erin and I were married on the 29th of July in the year 2000. Things have changed so much since then but it is hard to believe that my best friend and I have spent SO many years together. They have flown by and I wouldn't trade any of them. Erin, I love you more today than I did the day you walked down that blue aisle. I can't wait to see what the next eight years have in store.

This is a poem I wrote for Erin on her last birthday. If you don't know our story, you may not understand a lot of it but it means something to us so I'll share it. I love you Erin!

The Meaning of Words

Words For me - a tool for passing information from one to another
For you - love, communication, expression, poetry, soul-bearing - more than I can comprehend
Words are often spoken yet some are reminders of love...

"I'm not dating right now"
Frustrating, disheartening yet strong and wise
Just friends, no games, truly knowing the other
Waiting, waiting, waiting...well worth the wait

"What are you doing this weekend?"
Simple question loaded with meaning
A fitting
Would you like to go visit Ruby?

"I'm going to have to move back to Canada in the spring"
The smell of roast beef all around and my stomach feels heavy
Panic, fear, sadness, desperation - excitement, exhilaration, assuredness
Roast beef is amazing!

"I do"
Pure beauty
Surrounded by people but just the two of us
Forever begins

"So do something about it"
The challenge to be more than I think possible
The constant search for the next adventure together
No excuses, just working toward a calling and supporting each other

"I would love to move to Kentucky"
Self-sacrifice in action
Support no matter where the path leads
Love shown with words, yes, but with life as well.

1 comment:

Erin Crisp said...

You're the best husband in the world! I love you so much and can't wait for the next 80 years together.