Twenty years ago today, this happened:


We were married outdoors on a sunny 70 degree day the day before Labor Day, 1993. I was 31 years old– looking good in the tuxedo, if I do say so myself (Bond– James Bond). I had been living with Type 1 Diabetes for about 2 1/2 years by then.

Her mother asked her at some point if she really wanted to commit herself to someone who had to live with diabetes their entire life (her grandfather lived with Type 1 too). Her mother was really fantastic, despite what that sounds like.

Maureen: For saying yes to that question… For talking me into moving to the east coast a year later when I really didn’t want to… For letting me quit my job and work hourly as a temp in my mid-thirties (twice)… For enduring stupid jobs and abusive bosses so we could save our house… For taking in (first) my nephew and (second) your niece… For putting up with my shit and for supporting me through the last twenty years:

Thank you. I love you.

That photo was taken about ten minutes before the ceremony. If you’re getting married, don’t buy all that “It’s bad luck to see the bride/groom before the wedding” crap. I’ve lived twenty pretty incredible years with someone special. We knew each other pretty well by the time this photo was taken, long enough to not be afraid of a little superstition.

The secret to finding The One? I tell people to look for the most fun person to be with. If you wake up every morning and ask, “Who is the most fun person to be with today?” and the answer every day is the same person: Congratulations. You’ve found The One.

Here’s to twenty years with my One. Maureen, we make a good team.

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  • xxlovelylizxx  On September 5, 2013 at 9:47 am

    This was simply beautiful. Happy anniversary to you and your love! I’d like to think I’ve found my one. He keeps me laughing all the time. That’s very important. Love the picture too by the way.


  • Kelley  On September 5, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Aww such a sweet post-Happy Anniversary to the both of you and best wishes for many more great years to come!


  • Katie  On September 5, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Wonderful! I’ve found “The One” and we are getting married in February. =)


  • Vicki  On September 5, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Beautiful post! Happy Anniversary to you both!


  • Colleen  On September 6, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Happy Anniversary!


  • Scott E  On September 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Beautiful. Happy anniversary!


  • scully  On September 7, 2013 at 7:17 am

    AAAWWWWW! so sweet. Happy anniversary!


  • Karen  On September 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    How beautiful – the picture, your wife, and the words in this post!! Happy Anniversary, and here’s to many more 20 years together!


  • Sara  On September 12, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Happy Anniversary!

    When the bride and groom see each other before the wedding they can do all those pictures before the wedding too and we ALL get to avoid that awkward time at the reception. 🙂

    Congrats on THE ONE!


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