Nineteen years ago today, I officially 'hooked claws' with this guy.
Nineteen years seems like a long time. It has the heft of two syllables and the near-gravity of two decades. It is the length of 5-7 celebrity marriages. A person who is almost-but-not-quite a freestanding adult--a voter who probably lives at home, under mom and dad's insurance.
In nineteen years we've had three addresses, five jobs,five cars, and one cat.
Still happy. Still grateful. Still in admiration of the man he is and the man he is becoming.
Happy Anniversary, baby. I still choose you.