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In which it’s our 25th anniversary

 

Dear Kevin:

 

Today is our 25th wedding anniversary and personally, I’m amazed that you’ve stuck around this long.  Although I know that you like to celebrate the anniversary of the day we actually met (in a bar in New York City while he was at a bachelor party) or the day we had our first date (also another memorable evening) the truth is that we were actually married on March 28, 1987.

 

Of course I’ll never forget it, mostly because you went golfing with all your buddies and got so sunburned that you had a raccoon tan in EVERY ONE OF OUR WEDDING PICTURES.  Also because we got married and I have that awesome picture of me and my dad (miss you dad!)

The rehearsal dinner was a crazy affair and the wedding and after party even more so.  Of course, the 19-hour flight to Hawaii was memorable in that we were so punch drunk that everything seemed funny.

 

So Kevin, 25 years and 3 kids later, we’re still together and we owe it all to you.  WHY?  Because Kevin, you accept me for whom I am, for better or worse (not too much sickness and health because I don’t get sick so much).

 

You make me a better person because you are the FIRST person who really made me feel that it was ok to be me in all my FUCKED UP GLORY.  You were there through the horrible deaths of my parents, the trauma of Daniels diagnosis and Keely’s ongoing medical issue.

 

You’ve always been supportive in my somewhat unorthodox approach to raising kids and looking at life.  Knowing that you were always on my six (no I’m not a pilot) made me a better and stronger person.  You’ve put up with more than a few crazy obsessions.

 

I know it hasn’t always been easy married to a bi-polar, mood swinging, you never know what you get gal but you have handled it with grace.  We have SOOOOO MUCH FUN together because you laugh along with the silliness.  I know I have mortified you more than once when you worked at Hercules and now with this crazy blog.

 

You allowed me time to pursue my artistic tendencies and have time to myself.  Although you RUIN every single painting I paint by telling me what you see and destroying my abstract ideas, you have always been supportive.

 

Through swim meets and field hockey and football and lacrosse you have been a supportive dad.  I think you know that your kids adore you (see 100 reasons why we love dad for proof of that) and so do I.  You are our rock and that remains as true today as the day we met.

 

So I wanted to say THANK YOU.  THANK YOU for being you and allowing me to be me.  THANK YOU for creating these three kids who are each true individuals with large personalities.  THANK YOU for working your ass off for your family.  THANK YOU for staying true to who you.  THANK YOU for not dumping me although I’m no doubt more trouble than I’m worth.  THANK YOU for loving me.

 

Kevin T. MacDonald, I love you and hope that you have as much happiness in your next marriage (since I’m sure to perish soon and I don’t want you to be alone!)  as you have in this one.  I mean, you are happy right?  RIGHT???? (hahaha…just kidding)

 

Love,

 

Me aka Lynn aka your sorta loving but a little self-absorbed and self-centered and possibly narcissistic wife.

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38 Comments

  1. Mayor Gia
    March 28, 2012

    Aww! Happy Anniversary!!!
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    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      thank you

  2. Ash-Matic
    March 28, 2012

    Congratulations on 25 years!! Wow!
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    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      i know…such a long time

  3. flobits
    March 28, 2012

    On such a juicy day, do not even dare think to behave :))
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    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      not too worry girl

  4. Jennifer Boykin
    March 28, 2012

    Happy, beautiful anniversary. And all the days to come. Blessings!

    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      thanks, i appreciate it. Hope all is well

  5. Kimberly
    March 28, 2012

    Aw…so sweet, Lynn! Kevin’s lucky to have you :)

    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      thanks…not sure he entirely agrees

  6. Jester Queen
    March 28, 2012

    You better not perish soon. I just found your blog for pity’s sake. Or relatively just!! Happy anniversary. I’m so glad you’re enjoying each other.

    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      well, we like to laugh…so that’s all good

  7. Julie
    March 28, 2012

    I’m laughing and a bit weepy at the same time. Happy, Happy Anniversary. Please, perish the thought of perishing!

    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      Kevin told me that i ruined my reputation with that post

      • Julie
        March 28, 2012

        We’ll keep it a secret.

  8. MommaC
    March 28, 2012

    Happy Anniversary! Enjoy the day!

    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      thanks you…are you doing well?

      • MommaC
        April 12, 2012

        I am doing well, in spite of life trying to get in the way of it!
        Thanks!
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  9. Melanie
    March 28, 2012

    Happy anniversary! This post totally made me misty. It also reminds me I need to email my boyfriend and thank him for putting up with my obsessive compulsive, mood swingy self.

    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      hahaha…feel free to cut and paste

  10. Pamela D Hart
    March 28, 2012

    Aw, so sweet! Happy Anniversary!

    (my 25th is coming up in may! yikes!)

    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      oh congrats!!! are you doing anything fun?

      • Pamela D Hart
        March 28, 2012

        We’re going away for a few days with-OUT kids! yeah!

  11. Meredith P.
    March 28, 2012

    Happy anniversary! 25 years is a major milestone, congrats on being happily married for so long :D.

    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      Thank you so much…it’s amazing to me

  12. Jenny, Bloggess
    March 28, 2012

    Congratulations!

    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      Heh! Thank you. I’m always surprised when you turn up here. I have a post about your book next week. What a wild ride you’ve been on.

      I quite enjoyed drugs back in the day myself ;)

  13. Robin
    March 28, 2012

    That was beautiful. Congrats & much love!

    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      Thanks you!!

  14. Rosalie
    March 28, 2012

    Wow…Happy Anniversary to you Lynn! You really have a beautiful family now…I hope it gets stronger and happier all the time…
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    • Lynn
      March 28, 2012

      Thanks, I appreciate it

  15. Christina
    March 28, 2012

    Your letter was both hilarious and beautiful at the same time! So happy to see a couple really enjoy and laugh with each other or even at each other…and not take things too seriously!

    Happy 25th to both you and Kevin!!

  16. Amberr Meadows
    March 29, 2012

    I missed the opp to comment yesterday with this damn work schedule (sucks, sucks, sucks, and I miss being home, but anyhoo). Happy belated anniversary! I love the picture of you and your dad. Take care!
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    • Lynn
      March 30, 2012

      Awww thank you…that impromptu picture is my fave. It was just before we walked down the aisle

  17. Michael Rochelle
    March 31, 2012

    I’m late with this posting, but Happy Be-lated Annivsary!!! Wow, 25 years!!! That’s awesome. Here I am wondering how I could make something last for 25 minutes and you’ve done it for 25 years. That’s remarkable!!!
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  18. Leslie42
    April 3, 2012

    You are truly amazing, proven that there’s a lifetime relationship… happy 25th anniversary…
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  19. SoberJulie
    April 3, 2012

    CONGRATS!! Hey I met my hubby while he was at a stag night too….long story there.
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    • Lynn
      April 4, 2012

      ReallY? That’s funny…can’t wait to hear

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