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Happy Anniversary, Schmoopie!

Wed Nov 8, 2006, 9:32 AM
  • Mood: Love Dazed
Today's journal is going to be all about my wonderful husband of nine years, Tim Collier, aka RazorGeisha aka Cobweb-stock  

I can't remember what year we met, I would guess around 1992 or so.  I was living in Oklahoma City and went to Scarborough Faire in Waxahachie, Texas with some friends of mine.  My friends were meeting up with some of their friends who they knew via a Saint Seiya apa.  (Does anyone even do apas anymore or know what they are?) :lol:
At any rate, my friends finally met up with their friends and then along came this guy whom they introduced as their friend Talin.  I said "hi."  He said "hi" and that was it.  Neither one of us really noticed the other.

However, our respective social circles began to converge like colliding galaxies, merging into a bi-state group of musicians and artists.  They attended cons in OKC and since I too was attending those cons, "Talin" and I got to hang out a little bit more.  Sadly, he was dating someone else at the time, but it didn't stop me from getting a huge-ass crush on him.  At the end of the weekend of SoonerCon 199X, we all ended up at a Denny's and I shamelessly saved the chair next to me for Tim.  (His girlfriend wasn't there that weekend.  WOOT!)  Before they all headed off to Texas, he put his arms around me and I thought he was going to kiss me but instead he hugged me, lifting me off my feet.  But no kiss.  That was that.

It was during a visit to Texas, (the friends of friends' house) that we admitted we liked each other more than a bit.  He was still with his girlfriend so nothing sexy happened, but it was nice to know he liked me too.  I didn't pursue the matter and didn't expect anything to come of it.

But one day, I don't even recall when, I received a letter from him, telling me he loved me, that his now EX-girlfriend had been lying to him and left him for a married guy (hmmm), and that he'd like to get to know me better.   This was pre-email, so I have a HUGE folder full of all of the love letters, poems, songs, drawings etc that followed over the next two years.   Some of them still have the scented oils emenating from the thick, handmade paper.  And wow, they still make me blush and grin like a fool.  His poems especially are so amazing.  At least to a love-sick girl.  lol

We were engaged for about 2 years before we finally got married on Nov 8, 1997.  There was no honeymoon; we were too poor, and our first house was practically falling inward on itself.  And those first years were really rough, financially and emotionally.  There were more than a few times when it looked like we might call it quits, but we stuck it out.  To quote Bonnie Tyler:

"There were times when we fought like tigers,
There were times we were damn good liars."

We both had a lot of maturing to do, me moreso than him, I admit.  We wore the jagged edges off of each other until the pieces began to fit.  Nine years later, we are still individuals, not two halves of anything, but we fit together comfortably and I think that's the secret to happiness in a relationship.  You have to be a complete person-- no one else is going to complete you.  All you can hope to do is find that person who makes you a better human being, who helps you grow and who believes in you.  

Anyway, it's better now than it has ever been.  Thank you, Schmoopie, for sticking with me, for loving me unconditionally, and for making me so happy.  You are my best friend.  

Happy anniversary.

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LordGhost Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006   Digital Artist
*sniffle* I'm a little vehclempt here, can't somebody get me some watah? Oy, gyrl! :D

Congratulations on the nine years, here's hoping for ninety more!

lockstock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
LOL! Thanks! We're going to shoot for 90 more.
LordGhost Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006   Digital Artist
I know *I* would...of course, that whole vampirism thing kinda sucks...pardon the I suggest becoming a demi-god/dess...I hear they're immortal or at least REALLY long lived too...

So that way you can do 90+ years. ;)

horai Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006
Happy anniversary and I wish you many many more happy ones to come. :hug:
Elandria Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006  Professional General Artist
Happy aniversary to you both! You make a fantastic team!! :heart:
cyrano82 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
My best wishes to both of you :)
Symbiote-Mullet Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep on rocking!
I loved the story, too. That sort of thing doesn't seem to happen so much, does it? Shame really.

... Oh yeah, what IS an apa? i was... (bad maths time) 6 in '92, so all that may have passed me by...
lockstock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
apa stands for "amateur publication... something." Crap, I forgot! LOL! Basically, it was a collection of fan stories and art that members would all copy themselves and mail to the apa host who would go to Kinkos, get them all bound together, and then mail a copy to each memeber. So, say the apa had 20 members, each member would copy his or her work 20 times and send it to the host who then mailed them all out after they were bound together. Lots of work and expense, back in the pre-net days.
Symbiote-Mullet Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh... Tiring but rewarding, most likely!
eldris Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy anniversary. Hope you have another great 9 years and more ^_^
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