Friday, October 19, 2012

Proposals, Fourteen Years, and Time

Fourteen years ago (tomorrow) this happened:



I wrote about it here. Go read it. Personally, I think it's awesome, but that's because it's my proposal, eh? I also like the quirk of how he proposed with the Victorian Ring Box --it's fun!

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Fourteen years. I know that's not long to some people, others will laugh at me (the way I laughed recently at a high school senior who was feeling "sooooo old" because he remembers "the 90's" and will soon graduate and be eligible for a mission; I mean, the kid was born the year my husband left for college!), but it feels strange to me. I was 19 years old when I married, and so the idea that I've been married for almost 14 years? Makes me ponder on the elusiveness of time.

#1 will turn twelve years old in the Spring.

#6 is almost 8 months old.

I thought it was May, but then I looked at the calendar and realized it's October (kidding, but not really).

I forgot how old my husband was for a few minutes.... 35? 36? He's 35. He'll be 36 in a month.

They say time speeds up when you get older, and I always wondered who "they" were, but now I know --it's me. I'm "they" and time does, indeed, speed up as you get older.

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If you are married: How old were you when you married? Would you be willing to share your engagement story? Even if you already did on my other post four years ago? (You could totally copy/paste it.) I love hearing about proposals! How long have you been married? Is time speeding up for you like it feels it is for me?

4 comments:

Susan M said...

I'm 42 and my youngest graduated high school last spring. Time definitely goes by faster and faster. It's crazy. I'm not ready for my kids to be gone so we got a dog, haha.

The Pugmire's said...

Hey Cheryl!
Here's our story, even though I'm pretty sure you already know it: http://thepugmirefam.blogspot.com/2009/09/good-timing_15.html

It's been almost 4 years for us. . .and YES time is speeding up! I do enjoy your blog and miss you!

Misty Lynne said...

Ah, Aspen Grove! Seth proposed to me there too, in 2 feet of snow, overlooking the frozen over fish pond where we'd had our first kiss the summer before.

We're going on 12 1/2 years now, and each has gone faster then the one before.

MamaMia said...

I've been married for 6 months. It feels like 6 years (in a good way). I'm already starting to forget what life was like without Kevin here with me. :) I can't wait for that year mark though. I'm tried of people saying "ahhh, newly weds" and acting funny around us because we can now have sex. Mormons...