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November 8, 2006



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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fogimages Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
I can only wish for a love like that...its so amazing to see that love like this still prevails in this world of fast relationships and divorces...I wish the both of you all the love and happiness in the two are truely amazing people and beautiful works of art even without our manipulations here on D.A.:hug:
SkyeHaerrington Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
You two are just way too cute! Happy anniversary and congratulations. *hugs*
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Xandrabeast Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Awwww! Almost made me cry! Happy Anniversary to you both! :heart:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
That's beautiful, Sophie! Thank you for sharing your story - it's very heartwarming :aww:

And the picture you chose to represent the two of you is fantastic! :XD:
Congratulations on 9 years! :highfive:
lockstock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
Thanks, Sweetie!!! :hug:
CeramicHeart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Aw...I'm so happy for you! :D

Happy Anniversary :hug:
MochaTribe Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Sophie, I hope you all have many more wonderful years together. That is about the sweetest anniversary letter I ever read. I still have all my love letters too and wouldn't trade them for anything. Much better than email. Hank
lockstock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
Yup. I am going to find a nice wooden box to keep them in so they don't get mucky. I'm surprised at how well they've help up in a metal file cabinet in our garage these past several years.
ClickyPenPixieOfDoom Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
*clears throat*

awwwwww! :)
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