Lucky 13

There’s nothing superstitious about the number 13 for me. Especially this year.

The above picture was taken 13 years ago — August 6, 1994. The day I became the luckiest man in the world. Yeah, I said it. The world.

As I sit here and type this, I can’t even fathom all that has gone on in those 13 years. All I know is I couldn’t have made it on my own. And, fortunately, I didn’t have to. Renee has been by my side. Each step of the way.

We’ve created life. We’ve endured death. We’ve started new jobs. We’ve built a house. We’ve moved from one state to another. From the happiest moment to the hardest, it’s only been one way — together.

Can’t really ask for more than that.

My only hope today? That she believes I’ve lived up to my end of the deal as much as she’s lived up to hers. I certainly have tried. But, I gotta tell you, she sets a mean example.

She has seen me at my best — and at my worst. She has put up with so much — and then some. And I’ll never be able to express how appreciative I am.

She’s an unbelievable teacher.

She’s an amazing mother.

She’s an incredible wife.

But, mostly, she’s a fabulous friend.

Happy 13th Anniversary, Renee.

Love you. Mega.

What else? I got nothin’.

10 Comments on “Lucky 13”

  1. jc says:

    What….No Butt Shots?

    Didn’t you tell me you had a Butt Cam at your wedding?

    How did your butt look at the wedding?

  2. molly says:

    Awwwwwww! Happy Anniversary!

  3. Anna says:

    So sweet! And LOVE the photo—happy anniversary!

  4. Fritz says:

    How very touching MOF!!! Congratulations!

  5. Hallie says:

    Congrads! you are awesome! happy anniversary!

  6. jc says:

    Mike – you should share some funny comments about your reception:

    1. You and Mrs FIJ doing body shots off eachother

    2. You taking off your tux and underneath were a pair of short shorts and a tuxedo t-shirt

    3. The striptease you did.

    Ommmm – should I be saying these things?

  7. beta mom says:

    Forget the but – the hair – look at the hair!

    Much love and many congrats to you and Renee – you guys rock!

    But, then, that’s what you do.

  8. beta mom says:

    Realizing now that butt has two “t”s in it…that’s what I get for blogging before the morning coffee.

  9. kwarterlifecrisis says:

    Aww! Happy Anniversary! You are like the most perfect husband – at least from what I know reading your blog. I hope I marry someone who can still gush about me after 13 years of wedded bliss. 🙂

  10. Clink says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    Sweetest. Post. Ever

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