Thursday, October 8, 2009
9 Year Anniversary
No, this isn't about MSU, but yesterday my husband and I celebrated 9 amazing years of marriage. I can't believe it has gone by so fast.
Here is how we met. In 1999 I was an assistant coach at Boise State University. Our head coach, Trish Stevens came into my office following a home visit with Todd's little sister Jenny (who signed with the Broncos). Trish told me she had the perfect guy for me, so as to follow my boss's instructions we went out, got engaged, and married all within ten months. Those of you who are my players, we were also 27 and 28 years old so you all need to focus on basketball because boys are a distraction!
This may sound cliche, but I truly believe a successful marriage is a like a great team. You have to have open and good communication. You have to sacrifice, respect, and trust one another. If one isn't as committed as the next you will have conflicts. Knock on wood, but I our hardest conflict so far has been about whether or not the blinds should be open or closed. We laugh because we can't even remember who thought they should be open or closed at the time.
Todd and I knew on our first date we were the perfect fit for each other. We are different in a lot of ways but that is what brings us such balance to each other. I don't know what I would do without his patience in my life. Todd knows my strengths and weaknesses and I know his. However, a good relationship builds up the strengths and works on the weaknesses.
Sound like a team to you?