Monday, March 31, 2008

The Great Adventure Began 10 Years Ago...

Babe, I know that I do not have to remind you that our Great Adventure started over 11 years ago. In some little chat room on AOL in January of 1997. First and foremost I think back to those first few months of us getting to know each other through AOL and on the phone, and me incurring $400/month phone bills. Little did we know back then that we would be walking together down this path of life that began "The Great Adventure". I can even recall when I wanted to end it even before it really had a chance to take off, and your suggestion of meeting in OKC for that weekend in May of 1997. After that weekend I think we only missed a weekend or two between then and December 20th 1997 when you became my wife. Ok for the record you are my 4th wife, 3rd if we don't count marrying Claire twice, regardless of the numbers of times I have been married your the one that I have been married to the longest - 10 years, and your the one that I wish I had been married to since the first time I got married. that would be 28 years on April 19th. I think it was funny that Claire commented that you and I would not last 2 years - we have beaten that 5 times over. Let's send her a hallmark, she's probably on # 6 by now, we know # 5 died.

We have gone through a lot over the 10 years, losing my mom, the moves, us being apart for 3 1/2 years, Carson coming into our lives on 9/15/2002, me losing my job at Bell but nothing was more painful than what we have recently gone through with our Carson. Being apart from you and us going through that was pure HELL. Our strong faith, our family, our friends and even our Carson held us together so that we could get beyond that. I know we made some agonizing and hard decisions during that process and we recently were notified that everything was unfounded, we knew that would be the outcome all along but when we saw it in black and white it was worth the pain, the tears, and the one thing that I do not think I have yet said to you was that I'm glad it was US together going through that. I have always been proud of calling Carson my son, but I have never been more proud of him that day he was questioned by the investigator about what happened at school. He never wavered, never lied, and told the complete and honest truth.

Virginia here we come, in my opinion this is a good thing for us. First we get a new start here as a family, we have relatives in Virginia (Kari), New Jersey (Wayne), and New Hampshire (Wayne) that we will be visiting occasionally. We are also closer to the Atlantic Ocean, and very close to going annually to see the 4th of July from the Washington Mall - like Carson said he can't wait to ride "The Polar Express Fireworks Train" aka - Washington Metro rail system. Ok I have ranted enough and Kari just called wanting to know if I was done with my posting.

3 comments:

Keri said...

Well aren't you guys the Sappy sappersons! So sweet to hear this side of the story Wayne.

Melissa said...

Oh wow! Great one Wayne!

Carri said...

Wayne, we miss you so much (although my husband seems to stay dry on Sundays) I am glad I forced your wife into blogging and she got you on board! I love being able to read your thoughts too!! Keep up the postings!