12 years ago today, I married my sweetheart in the SLC Temple. It was a fun and crazy day. I was excited, terrified, nervous, and relaxed all at the same time.
This year we (I) decided to forget spending money on anniversary presents. My idea was that we each had to make something for the other person. I was a little luckier, because each year I have always made these collages. Bj decided to write me a poem, and I love it.
The poem is below. Please take note, there are inside jokes, and background stories....so if you don't get it, don't worry..I do. Also, this is a good humored poem, there will be no tears of romantic love, just good clean funny love. Enjoy.
The year was nineteen ninety six,
I had just transferred to BYU from Ricks.
A young lady knocked on my door and said,
“Will you help with my stuff… you can use your head?”
So I helped you move in just down the hall,
“I’m such an IDIOT! Why didn’t I call?”
I wasn’t quite ready, so we had to wait,
Before I got better it was a little too late.
You moved away to be with a “friend”,
It gave me some time for my heart to mend.
And then you came back, and I knew your name,
Lucky for me, you didn’t think I was lame.
Although I was fat, and bald, and old,
You gave me a chance for your heart to hold.
“You’re my new boyfriend”, you said with a smile,
“And mine won’t be back for at least a little while.”
Now it was on! The game had begun,
There was no telling then the extent of the fun.
We laughed, we cried, it became a part of us,
I know this line doesn’t rhyme, but I wanted to add it anyway.
There were highs and lows, and laughs and tears,
Excitement and breakups, and threats and fears.
I had my fears before the big day,
You waited till after, and that’s OK.
We’re perfect together, that’s why we work,
We each do our part and make sure we don’t shirk.
Now here we are, twelve years down the road,
We have ups and downs, but we share the load.
I knew I was lucky even way back then,
You get better and better now I’m the luckiest of men.
I thank the Lord every morning and night,
For you in my life and making it right.
I love you most deeply with all of my heart,
And promise for eternity we never will part.
Happy Twelfth Anniversary, it still feels like new,
And I’ll always feel very warmly toward you!