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Happy 25th Anniversary to US!

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

June 13, 1986 

She was way, way out of my league.
She was kind, thoughtful, sweet, talented, listened to me, and she liked me.
As far as I could tell, she loved me.
Oh, and she was HOT!
I was clueless what love entailed, but I knew I wanted to love Amy.
I also knew I didn’t want to live without her.
Not that I couldn’t live without her, but I didn’t want to.
So, on one knee, in the living room of the house she lived in I proposed.
She laughed, thinking I was kidding.
I wasn’t. I had no ring because I didn’t want to choose the wrong one.
Then we embraced.

June 13, 1987

The best day of my life (to that point).

Surrounded by family, and friends, and standing alongside my best friends I married the girl I hoped would be the woman of my dreams.
Oh, yeah, and we sang a duet at our wedding!
Amy sang beautifully, I was flat.
On the other hand, little did I know how right I was about that hot girl!

June 13, 1997

We renewed our wedding vows on our tenth anniversary surrounded by family, friends, TreeHouse teens, and TreeHouse supporters.
This time we chose everything, venue, music, vows and I added a surprise.
Amy had practiced for weeks to sing me a song at the ceremony, but she didn’t know I had something up my sleeve. After months of teary preparation I sang again. This time accompanied by Bruce Jandrey (a TreeHouse parent) on piano I sang a solo to Amy, Depeche Mode’s Somebody.

Actually, I sang 2/3rds of a song and mumbled, muttered and cried my way through the rest. Terrible rendition, terrific response; as my friend Shafique would say, “WIN!”

June 13, 2012

Today is our 25th Anniversary.  Once again, we’re renewing our wedding vows.  Arrogant as it might seem, we think people care.  We think people want role models.  We want to be positive role models.  

We also want something to reach for.
Yesterday Wayne and Mary Joyce Thyren celebrated their 41st anniversary.
My parents and Amy’s parents have been married 50+ years.
25’s cool, and great start, but it’ only halfway to 50!

Today I have no plans to sing, no surprises to add, but if you’re available, and you’re still free, you’re welcome to join us tonight 7:00pm-9:00pm, no RSVP needed!

Bring on the comments

  1. Sigh, here I am reading this at lunch (as I do), blubbering and crying all over my chicken salad. So sweet, congrats on your 25th anniversary, thank you for modeling what marraige can be. Thank you for being apart of our wedding, and our lives. Sniffle.

  2. :`-) Thanks Angi for reading and connecting with my tear-stained keyboard of mushy sincerity.

  3. Congrats Scott and Amy! You guys are definitely a couple to look up to. Sorry we couldn’t be there to celebrate with you tonight. Hope your celebration today was as wonderful and enjoyable as your last 25 years together! :)

  4. Lisa (& Ryan),
    Thank you for your gracious words and encouragement!
    We missed you, but look forward to seeing you again soon!

  5. Wish we could have been there. Love you guys.

  6. Lynn (& Bryan),
    Thank you.
    We missed you too.
    See ya soon!

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