Today is our anniversary–11 years. It goes to 11! We usually don’t celebrate our anniversary in a big way since it’s almost always right before or right in the middle of the first week of classes. Our wedding was on the Saturday before classes began, and although neither of us was teaching/taking classes that semester, the small college town we lived in was insane that weekend. Mr. Geeky broke down and cried in Kinko’s because they said it would be two weeks before they could copy our programs. Needless to say, the programs got copied.
Mr. Geeky is probably the best thing that’s ever happened to me, really and truly. Every year, I think of all the things he’s done for me. When we first moved here, I was a bit resentful because he kept dragging me places and away from friends and I had to start all over and the cost of living here was outrageous compared to other places we’d been. And I was just downright mad. But he’s made a real effort to help me when I needed it, supporting me in everything I do. Every time I hem and haw about whether I should take a trip, buy something expensive, or something I view as selfish, he always says, “Go ahead. You deserve it.” He’s always pointing out where my strengths are when I’m focusing on my weaknesses. He’s my best friend and I can tell he always will be.
Happy Anniversary, Mr. Geeky! I love you.