Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The 13th - A Special Day

My man is in Houston with his mom tonight, helping with his dad whose Alzheimer's is progressing and moving him into a new care situation. But that is a post for another day.

Tonight - glad though I am for him to spend that time with his mom and provide some much needed help - I am missing him a bit more than usual, because it's February 13th.

Twenty years ago, on February 13, 1988, we got engaged.

Yeah, I know we jumped the gun on Valentine's day. But that year, Valentine's Day was on Sunday. So we went out on Saturday night. And besides, it's kinda fun having a special date that stands out from all the rest and belongs just to us. We each like to go against the grain just a bit. (Actually, he likes it more than a bit!)

And then, as dates worked out with the church and the minister and getting my sister here from Ecuador, our wedding date landed on the 13th of August.

You'll never convince me that 13 is an unlucky number! To me it represents love!

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The Preacher's Wife said...

Awwwww..Happy Anniversary!! :)

Stinks y'all are apart but maybe you'll get a really great dinner out of it when he gets home.


Cheryl said...

You've given us 2 more reasons to say on the 13th, this is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice!!!
And about your comment, when I was in college, I had a math professor make fun of the way I said "niiine" in front of the whole class!!!
Click on Britni's name in my country boy post and she will explain it. Blogger won't let me type the html in this comment box.
It took me a couple of times to figure it out!

Natalie said...

Hang in there.

Annette said...

I LOVE the number 13 since I was born on the 13th...and when it falls on a Friday, it's a very lucky day for me! Happy engagement and Valentine's Day!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

I am glad I am not the only one who remembers who engagement day!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

ok, I am should read, "her engagement day"