20 years ago today JoDee and I committed ourselves to each other in front of friends and family. We'd already been together for 10 years at that point so we were already committed to being with each other. But this was the moment when we could start our lives together. That's right, in the eyes of the government we could file "married - joint". No truer expression of love exists, at least for the purposes of the government.
We've been through a great many things together. Job losses, heartache, broken bones, caring for aging parents, death, and my own cancer diagnosis. But the one thing that has been true is our love and support of each other. I can't think of anyone I'd rather be with than her. She is my one and only, and my soulmate in every sense of that word.
20 years doesn't seem like that long of a time in retrospect. JoDee feels like she's been a part of my life since the beginning. In many ways she has.
Happy 20th anniversary, sweetheart. Here's to many, many more. I love you.