Sunday, June 21, 2009

Eleven Years

On Saturday Ray and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. We had an absolutely wonderful day. My parents graciously offered to keep the kids ALL day long. Ray and I started by playing tennis at Lifetime in the morning. I have to admit I was a little nervous about the tennis idea. Although it had been a few years since we have played together, in the past it has not always gone so well. I will admit that I am the one with the problem. I don't like to lose, and let's just say that he ALWAYS beats me. That gets me really frustrated, so then he holds back on his play, and then I feel like he is patronizing me. He's really in a no-win situation with me, and I do feel badly for him. I just can't seem to control myself. So, I went into our first activity a little cautiously. For quite awhile we just hit back and forth, and I felt good and like things were going well. We were having fun. After about 45 minutes, Ray tentatively asks me if we should play a game. I said sure, but I was really not so sure. We did play a couple of games, and although I found that the "fun" was diminishing, we did okay and managed to leave there smiling and happy. Maybe we will try it again sometime soon! Then I got to do one of my favorite workout classes followed by lunch together. After that we spent about 2 hours swimming, reading, and sleeping by the pool. There were lots of kids around, but they weren't mine, and I wasn't in charge of anyone! We came home and relaxed before getting ready to go out to dinner in Dallas. Ray told me we needed to leave a little early to go by a store and get my present. To make a long story short, he got me an iphone for our anniversary. I felt a little guilty about getting one since the phone I had worked perfectly well. That guilt went away about 5 minutes into playing with the phone. I LOVE it, and told him the next night that I think it is going to change my life! The funny part of the story is that last Thursday Ray went to buy the phone at the Apple store, and there was a sign on the door that said they were closed for remodeling for awhile. He was super frustrated and couldn't get over to Dallas the next day, so we had to do it together before our dinner. Ray got a new handle bar rest for his road bike for his gift! For dinner we tried a new place called Bolsa. The food was fabulous, and I tried real hard to not play with the phone during dinner and just concentrate on Ray. We came home and my parents had the kids all in bed and asleep. We appreciate them so much for spending their entire day with the kids so we could enjoy some quality time together.

Ray is such a wonderful husband. He is helpful, thoughtful, romantic, and very fun to be around. We always have a great time together, and he is my best friend. Thank for 11 wonderful years of marriage. I thank God everyday that I get to spend my life with you! I want to end with the poem that he gave to me on the day we got engaged. While we both know that God controls our lives and our future, the poem was a expression of our earthly certainty that we have in each other.

I am not sure that the earth is round
Nor that the sky is really blue.
The tale of why the apples fall
May or may not be true.
I do not know what makes the tides
Nor what tomorrow's world may do.
But I have certainty enough
For I am sure of you.


Redhawk said...

I love you honey...words alone cannot express what you mean to me. What I wrote on the wine bottle when I proposed to you eleven years ago are more evident today then they every have been.

Happy Anniversary.

Mountain Man

Anonymous said...

happy anniversary! Great pic