My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Happy 24th Anniversary, Steve

(this is a picture just after I returned home with Pantera -- one of Steve's favorite pictures of us)

Time flies! Today is our 24-year annivesary and so many wonderful memories come to mind of the past 25 years (I think we met at Lagoon on a double date, we were with different people on Aggie Lagoon Day! Steve remembers meeting at the single's ward earlier in the summer and can tell you what I was wearing so I guess I can't argue with that!) I remember laughing and feeling so comfortable around him. Through the next months, Steve and I became great friends. He was actually the first person I told that I had Retinitis Pigmentosa. I still remember he was so cool about it and wanted to learn all about it.

Just a few of the things I love and appreciate about Steve:

1. He tells me each day he is the luckiest guy ever to be married to me and gives me a hug and kiss! After hearing this for 24 years . . . I somehow believe him (ha, ha!)

2. He believes in me and has always supported me in my dreams. He has put me through a bachelors and two masters degrees and helped me start my own business.
3. We have so much fun ... I love that we can go anywhere together and enjoy being together. Each day he makes me laugh.
4. I love that he has been so welcoming and supportive of my tools needed in being blind . . .(to those who know Steve - it is so obvious and natural but I am so grateful) . . . He is always thinking of ways we can make life easier . . .in our home, yard, transportation, etc. I love that when I wanted to ride a bike - he bought us a tandem. I love that when I wanted to run a 1/2 marathon he was willing to do it with me and be my guide.
5. I love that he is my best friend and I can tell him anything and he loves and respects me.
I could go on and on . . .but will close so we can go enjoy our day.

Truly Happiness is being married to your best friend. I am so grateful for Steve and the joy he is in my life.

7 comments:

Natalie said...

I think you two look better now than you did then, hahaha!

I can't believe that they paid more attention to that little cat than Cricket did to the cats at the zoo!

Lisa & Runza said...

Congrats on your anniversary!

Becky said...

Natalie -- thanks you are kind!

Lisa -- Thanks -- saw your blog and congrats on Runza doing so well!!

2 labs 4 me said...

Happy Anniversary & we wish you many more years together.
Love, Debi & Steve

Becky said...

Thanks, Debi -- Looking forward to seeing you in September!!

Becky said...

Nat - Yeah . . I freak every time I remember the zoo experience -- yikes!!

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your blog and getting to read about you and Cricket!
Love,
Andrea (Debi Hay's niece)