28 Years Ago...

Today marks 28 years of marital bliss for Gigi and me.

It was a rainy Saturday in November 1979 when we tied the knot. I was still in my senior year in college and got married on the Thanksgiving break. Gigi was working at the now defunct Eastern Airlines.

We were married in the cavernous Myers Park Presbyterian Church by Rev. Randy Taylor. He was very hesitant to marry us. He was convinced we were a bad match.

Our reception was at my mother in laws house.

Everything was simple, small and inexpensive, the rehearsal dinner, the wedding and the reception.

Gigi and I left to stay overnight and the fanciest place in Charlotte for the first night and on to Cherry Grove beach to the rattiest place for an additional night or two of honeymoon. We didn’t have much money and we couldn’t stay long, Gigi had to go back to work and I had to go back and finish college in December.

We were ill equipped to be married. We were both way too immature but we stuck it out.

I cannot imagine life without her now. We are both totally different people and have grown over the years to love these new people we evolve into.

Has life turned out like I imagined 28 years ago? Well, yes and no.

Do we fight? Yes.

Do we make up? In our good time.

Do I still bring her flowers and coffee in bed? Yes.

Is she still beautiful? Heck yes.

13 comments:

mr zig said...

Hey - Happy Anniversary and congrats on 28 years! - :)

Reggie said...

Thank you sir. I just fixed my girl breakfast in bed.

TerryC said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys are so sweet!

(I really hope you didn't make something reminiscent of monkey snot for breakfast...)

Reggie said...

No, I made exactly what she asked for. I make damn good soft scrambled eggs, toast with real butter. Coffee. Plain and simple.

Although I could go for a seafood omelet at the Golden Rail Cafe.

Ali said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow...28 years...that is amazing in this day and age.
Love to both of you - and um, I hope you're giving her more than "breakfast" in bed - hehe :)

Reggie said...

Oh yes, I put Duke up there...that's what you mean, right?

terri said...

Congratulations! I have to say, it's nice to see someone who admits to the fact that things haven't always been easy or perfect, but you've found a way to make things work out beautifully anyway.

liv said...

Gigi rocks. That is all!

(so do you, even if you're a hunt and pecker)

Reggie said...

To both of you…from Gigi’s end it has been easy. I am a pleasure to be around. It is me that has mad all the adjustments.

Please don’t tell Gigi I said this.

Michael said...

Happy Anniversary!

We're all packed to head out for our 2nd Annual Anniversary Adventure! To St. Vincent. It's getting too cold here, so we're heading south ;)

Judy said...

Gosh, 28 years! Happy anniversary to you both. Thanks for adding GiGi to the family! I can't even imagine her not being a part of "us".

Logziella said...

Happy belated Anniversary!!!!

Ali Kat said...

Awwww! You're sweet. Happy belated!