24 years ago today two hearts became one, that was the day that Mr. Tide and I tied the knot.
We weren't your average couple, we had a whirlwind romance that started when we met racing sailboats on a Wednesday night in mid October 1985. I had a torn ligament in my ankle from playing racquetball and wasn't even planning to go sailing that night. But the boat's owner convinced me to be helmsman for the evening so that I wouldn't have to move around a lot on the boat, and as fate would have it, Mr. Tide was also one of the crew.
Mr. Tide and I hit it off the moment we met, and even though I had sworn off men after several previous bad relationships, I jokingly told my mother that I was going to marry him when I got home that first night! We saw each other every day after that, and just 5 weeks later we were engaged! I know...crazy right?!
A little over six months later we had a wonderful wedding! Our family and friends gathered to help us celebrate in a venue overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. There was great food and drink, beautiful flowers, and lots of dancing! Did I mention that I love to dance and Mr. Tide...well let's just say that he plays a mean saxophone and trumpet...but the beat most people follow when they dance completely eludes him!
But that's ok, you see he puts up with me, and that's no easy task! So now, 24 years later, I have no regrets (except for maybe that headpiece which screams 1980s!!) and nothing has really changed, he still can't dance, he is still the smartest and most loving man I know, and he still takes my breath away!
Happy Anniversary Babe, You and Me, We Can Do Anything Together!
And for those of you who want to, I would love to hear how you met your better half!