Who knew, fifteen years ago today, that I would marry the girl I was going to go see "Quiz Show" with that night. I didn't. I had to be back in Sunnyside in time for the graveyard shift at K-Mart, so I was worried about being late. Still, how often did a guy like me get a chance to go out on a date with such a lovely young redhead? NOT VERY...before that night.
I have to say, I am honored that such a wonderful person has seen fit to spend her life with me. I know most of you think I might be a bit verbose and egotistical, bit in reality, I can't believe how lucky I am. I sometimes worry that one day she'll wake up and realize her mistake, but, if she hasn't done that after fifteen years together...well,I think my chances are good.
Tomorrow is our tenth wedding anniversary. Yes, we got married five years after our first date. I wanted to do some special things for this wonderful woman. I had big plans...well, big for me. However, we have been in a kind of no man's land with the adoption. "Will it happen in June?" "Will we travel in July?" "Will we be leaving just as school starts?" etc. So, I have not had the opportunity I'd hoped to make this big anniversary as big as it should be, no travelling, no big presents (read: car or small island), and since the kid isn't here, yet, no family picnic. Let me just say, though, for the record, that I am married to the single best human being on this planet. I am a lucky man.
So, thank you, Cora for going out with me that night. I don't clearly recall whether the movie had a plot or not, do you? I do remember holding your hand that night, though. I suppose things fade with time, but I can't help but remember that night and many others since...I guess the important things linger. I love you!