Thursday, 9 April 2009

15 years

Fifteen years ago today, I married my Hubster. April 9th, 1994. Check this out, from a really cool birthday calculator:

9 April 1994

Your fortune cookie reads:
A firm friendship will prove the foundation on your success in life.

The date of Easter on your wedding year was Sunday, 3 April 1994.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your wedding year was Sunday, 1 May 1994.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your wedding year was Wednesday 16 February 1994.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your wedding was Sunday 22 May 1994.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your wedding was Tuesday, 6 September 1994.
The date of Passover in the year of your wedding was Sunday, 27 March 1994.
The date of Mardi Gras on your wedding year was Tuesday 15 February 1994.

As of 4/9/2009 9:04:24 AM EDT
Your marriage is 15 years old.
Your marriage is 180 months old.
Your marriage is 783 weeks old.
Your marriage is 5,479 days old.
Your marriage is 131,505 hours old.
Your marriage is 7,890,304 minutes old.
Your marriage is 473,418,264 seconds old.

Top songs of 1994
The Sign by Ace of Base I Swear by All-4-One
I'll Make Love to You by Boyz II Men The Power of Love by Celine Dion
Hero by Mariah Carey Stay (I Missed You) by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
Breathe Again by Toni Braxton All for Love by Bryan Adams/Rod Stewart/Sting
All That She Wants by Ace of Base Don't Turn Around by Ace of Base

Your marriage's age is the equivalent of a dog that is 2.14442270058708 years old. (Life's just a big chewy bone for you!)

There are 365 days till your next anniversary, when you will celebrate 16 years together.

In 1994 there were approximately 4.1 million births in the US.
In 1994 the US population was approximately 248,709,873 people, 70.3 persons per square mile.
In 1994 in the US there were 2,362,000 marriages (9.1%) and 1,191,000 divorces (4.6%)
In 1994 in the US there were approximately 2,148,000 deaths (8.6 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1994 the population of Australia was approximately 17,951,481.
In 1994 there were approximately 258,051 births in Australia.
In 1994 in Australia there were approximately 111,174 marriages and 48,312 divorces.
In 1994 in Australia there were approximately 126,692 deaths.

There are 260 days till Christmas 2009!
There are 273 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
married was waning crescent.

Pretty cool huh?

It's amazing how much can happen in fifteen years. When you put it down on paper/screen, you begin to realize the amazing changes that have taken place in a relatively short time:

In my life, there have been so many births and also, so many deaths. When I look at my wedding album and video, there are so many people who have passed on and so many children who have joined us since. Hubster and I have moved three times since we got married and we have had numerous pets. We've gained so many friends and lost a few to different lifestyles. We've grown as a couple, matured together and, I think our marriage is stronger than it has ever been. The things that were important when we were newlyweds are no longer top of mind...our children have taught us and we have taught our children. Because of our marriage, there are three extra sets of footprints on this planet. That's very cool.

Tonight, Hubster and I are going on a date...the first in a VERY long time. We're going to The Keg or Canyon Creek (I haven't decided yet) and we will have an adult conversation, good wine and great food. I can't wait.

Fifteen years. That's a great accomplishment in this society where divorce is so rampant. Divorce was never an option for either of us. We've had hard times, but we never walked away...I think that's made our bond even stronger.

Happy Anniversary Babe. I love you with everything I've got. Pin It


mapsgirl said...

Happy Anniversary!! Congrats on 15 years!

Enjoy your date tonight!!

Limey Girl said...

You made me cry...
Enjoy your date. xo

Kate :-) said...

Congratulations to you both.

You two have certainly had more that your share of loss, yet so many blessings.

Here's to the next 15.

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