Happy to Us

May 14, 2007 @ 3:45 pm | Filed under:

Our eyes met across a crowded room, and he wondered why there was a middle-schooler at a college party.

And here I thought I looked so sophisticated in my awesome blue cowboy boots.

Ah, well. He upgraded his opinion of me soon enough, after we’d been cast opposite one another in the spring play, and he discovered I was smart enough to get all his jokes.

I’m pretty sure that’s what hooked him. Or it might have been the fact that I had a car, and it was a loooong walk to the comic book store in town.

Or the fact that I was as big a Lord of the Rings geek as he was.

Or my excellent crock-pot chili.

Whatever it was, I’m grateful for it.

Eighteen years later (thirteen since the wedding day), he’s still making me laugh. I drive a minivan now with two carseats and three boosters in the back, and he’s the guy putting the comic books in the stores. I still make a mean chili, although now it’s vegetarian because Mr. Meat-and-Potatoes gave up eating beef.

Last night we watched part of The Lord of the Rings, and he didn’t even mind when I got all goosebumpy over Aragorn.

Our eyes are still meeting across crowded rooms. Only now they’re crowded with our own offspring (who, let’s face it, make as much noise as a bunch of drunken college kids). I still haven’t managed to pull off "sophisticated," boots or no boots. He doesn’t seem to mind. There’s a look in his eyes that says he’d live it all over again, even the hard parts. Talk about goosebumps.

Man, can I pick ’em.


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    Lisa in Indiana says:

    Congratulations, Lissa and Scott! May you all continue to be showered with blessings.

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    Faith says:

    Happy Anniversary! May you have many, many more.

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    Ophelia says:

    Congratulations & Happy Anniversary, Melissa & Scott! 🙂

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    patience says:

    Happy anniversary. I read Scott’s tribute on his weblog and it brought tears to my eyes – you sure are a lucky gal. (yes yes, he’s lucky too.)

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    Theresa says:

    What an awesome couple! Happy anniversary!

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    KC says:

    Awww….what an awesome post. Happy Anniversary!!!

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    Paula in MN says:

    Happy Anniversary and many, many more.

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    matilda says:

    Hope you both have a wonderful day!

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    Amy says:

    Congrats again – I hope you had a wonderful day!

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    Karen E. says:

    Belated congratulations to two wonderful people!

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    Christine M says:

    Hope you had a great day – and many more wonderful years in front of you

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    Cheryl says:

    I loved this post and your husband’s. It’s awesome to read about happy couples’ memories, especially when they’re so well written.

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    Anne V. says:

    Congratulations!! You guys are wonderful together. We are married 13 years this year too!!

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    Joan Peterson says:

    Beautiful. Obviously ,bothare very fortunate. Us too. Love, Mom& Dad

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    Mary G. says:

    Lissa — this is an absolutely beautiful post; made me weepy as my dh and I still do the eye thing too!

    Blessings and hugs!

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    xixi says:

    That was a GREAT wedding too! You looked STUNNING!

    congrats and many many more

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    almamater says:

    Lovely. Happy Anniversary!

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    Margaret in Minnesota says:

    Happy Anniversary, dear Lissa!

    PS. We ALL get goosebumpy over Aragorn.

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    Kristen Laurence says:

    Happy Anniversary, Lissa!

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    Maria says:

    Happy Anniversary!

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    Mary Beth P says:

    Happy Anniversary! And, yes, as Margaret said, we ALL get goose bumby over Aragorn ( my husband keeps wondering why I don’t want him to shave his beard & don’t encourage frequent trips to the barber)!

    We’re such Lord of the Rings nerds that we have all 3 extended versions and our 5 and 8 year olds play “Battle for Middle Earth” every day!

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    mary mi says:

    Aawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
    That was so sweet!

    God blessed the two of you, may he continue to do so.

    love mary mi
    ps: Who DOESN’t get goosebumpy over Aragorn???