Thursday, November 4, 2010

My romance story

15 years ago, on a chilly November day, I stood outside the church waiting to be escorted in to the man of my dreams. Light snow started to fall on my bare shoulders and I shivered. Winter is my favorite season, so I smiled to myself thinking how fitting it was that the first snow of the season would fall on one of the happiest days of my life.

Today is our anniversary and I can't express to you how much I have enjoyed these years or how lucky I feel to be married to my husband. We met at a country bar and I truly believe in love at first sight. Boy, could he dance and I just loved that about him. I told my cousin one night, "That's the man I want to marry." Low and behold, it came true.
Through the years we have had our ups and downs, three beautiful children, and lived in two towns. But through it all, we have had each other and that is the most important thing. The hardest part, as I look back now, is the time he spent as an over the road trucker. The kids were small and having him gone all the time was rough. But I would do it all again.
So I want to honor my husband, my knight in shining armour that makes everyone else look like boys in tin foil, by having a contest. There is a poem that Andy recites to me. Here it is:
If the ocean were made of ink and the sky were made of paper, I could not begin to write how much I love you!
I would like for you to tell me where the poem came from. Where have you heard and seen it before? (CLUE, not in a book that I know of!) If you can correctly tell me where he got the poem, then you could win a $20 gift card to Blockbuster. That way you can rent a movie, have a little popcorn and snuggle with the man you love. Just a romantic night for two!
Good luck!
Happy Anniversary Andy! I love you!


  1. Wow what a powerful post Sarah. T think I went through several tissues before I stopped crying.
    You are so lucky to have found that kind of love so early in life.

    I had to wait until I was 32 to find my soul mate but man he was worth the wait indeed.

    I have never heard of this poem before. I am not even going to try. :-) If Andy made it he gets very high marks in my book!

    Happy Anniversary Sarah and Andy! All my love and all my best to you both. Love you!

  2. Andy didn't create it. He got it from a Christmas show that is repeated every year!

    Hope that helps. I hope this isnt too hard. The answer is out in the open waiting for someone to find it. You only have to follow ME around the web. (Is that helpful?)

  3. Congratulations on your anniversary, Sarah!! Clearly you have a wonderful husband. Wishing you both all the best.

  4. A very beautiful post, Sarah! Your husband sounds like a real dream come true. I wish you both many more happy years together.

    I've never heard of the poem. Kudos to Andy for reciting such lovely words to you.

  5. Happy aniversary, Sarah. May you have many more years filled with happiness and contentment.

  6. ok, so with the hints, A Garfield Christmas,too cute.

  7. you and Andy have been married a little more than 2 years longer than Shawn and I. We eill celebrate our 13th on New Year's Eve.

  8. Hello JoAnna! Time goes by quickly doesn't it?

    As for the question, you guessed correct! It is from Garfield's Christmas. John, Odie, and Garfield go to his parent's house for the holidays and Grandma is there. She is talking to them about missing Grandpa and recites the poem as one he used to say to her all of the time.

    Isn't it sweet? Email me off loop and I will send you out the gift card. Congratulations!

    Thank you to everyone for the sentiments sent our way. We appreciate it!