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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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:iconmayahs:
mayahs Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
thanks for this journal, it was very beautifully written and I learned something from it, it really helped me think over .
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:iconlockstock:
lockstock Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
I'm so glad! I hope everything goes well for you.
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:iconmayahs:
mayahs Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
:hug: God bless you :)
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TriadDraykin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
Very inspiring... I occasionally wonder when someone like that might come along for me... But I'm barely 20 years old. :) I know I need to wait some.
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Rachastock Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
You're such a wise one Sophie, finding someone who helps you to grow, but still being a complete person. I loved reading that romantic story of your meeting too. I don't have the same lovely story with my husband, but we're great friends and we support each other and we have fun together and that is what counts.
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JoBeeOne Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Professional Artist
Happy anniversary!!!! Also what is an apa? :)
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:iconregen:
Regen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Student General Artist
How very awesome. May you two have another 90 years together. :D

(I didn't realize he was your husband! :faint: No wonder you pose so well together!)
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randthuntley Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy anniversary:hug:
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Deathpen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
Damn, i carefuly red the journal, but i can't come up with anything funny...all i can say is that the boogie-man, every night, before he goes to bed, he checks his closet for chuck norris...so...happy aniversary ! And i hope you live many more years together !
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virgo-e Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006
"Anyway, it's better now than it has ever been."...
wish you to be better and better and happier after each anniversary :) :butterflytwo:
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:iconlordghost:
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!

Cheers,
LordGhost
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:iconlockstock:
lockstock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
LOL! Thanks! We're going to shoot for 90 more.
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:iconlordghost:
LordGhost Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006   Digital Artist
I know *I* would...of course, that whole vampirism thing kinda sucks...pardon the pun...so 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. ;)

Cheers,
LordGhost
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horai Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006
Happy anniversary and I wish you many many more happy ones to come. :hug:
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006  Professional General Artist
Happy aniversary to you both! You make a fantastic team!! :heart:
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cyrano82 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
My best wishes to both of you :)
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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...
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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.
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Symbiote-Mullet Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh... Tiring but rewarding, most likely!
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:iconeldris:
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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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 world...you two are truely amazing people and beautiful works of art even without our manipulations here on D.A.:hug:
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SkyeHaerrington Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
You two are just way too cute! Happy anniversary and congratulations. *hugs*
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations!!!
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Xandrabeast Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Awwww! Almost made me cry! Happy Anniversary to you both! :heart:
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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:
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lockstock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
Thanks, Sweetie!!! :hug:
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CeramicHeart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Aw...I'm so happy for you! :D

Happy Anniversary :hug:
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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
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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.
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ClickyPenPixieOfDoom Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
*clears throat*

awwwwww! :)
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, that's so sweet ^_^ Happy anniversary! And good for you for sticking it out and not giving up! :)
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Mareth Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Student General Artist
Aww, congratulations!! I hope you have a wonderful anniversary, and that you keep on going together for many years to come. Something like this is special! :D
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shortstick Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006   Photographer
lol! i had to read it twice before i saw the hyphen in "a huge-ass crush", i thought he must just have a nice ass =p

congrats anyway! may you stay happy in seperate togetherness ^^.
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lockstock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
LOL... well he DOES have these really great jeans he wears... :drool:
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BobRedding Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
I didnt start living, until I met my wife It does my heart good to see other people in love, as well. Many blessings.
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eleganceandchaos Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Happy Aniversary Sophie.

It is rare that couples stay together that long anymore, so to be still giddy after all these year is fantastic.

The excitement of the relationship still come through in your writing. Very cool.


All the best!
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Arwen-udomiel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Awww happy anniversery. Being in love is such a wonderfull feeling.
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vaia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations! :aww:

Happy Anniversary! :hug:
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Don-Shazz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Anniversary!
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rosesnthorns65 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Student Artist
Happy Anniversary, darling!

You met the year I was fruitin' born...
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DocMallard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Congratulations!

We are now going on 23 years. I hope you have lots more.

It's a great feeling!
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lockstock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
That's fantastic! We will certainly endeavor to follow your example! Cheers!
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wincenworks Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's such a sweet story, I hope you have many more happy anniversaries.
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mmebuterfly Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Yeah!!!!!!!!!:boogie:Congratz!!!!!! :clap::glomp:
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ericscott Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006   Digital Artist
Congratulations!! My wife and I look around at relationships of friends and family and the world in general and it really seems that no one sticks together.
I'm not saying that you should stick it out just for the sake of it, but it seems like people can't find their (!CLICHÉ WARNING!) soulmate. I know I've found the one I'm going to grow old and wrinkly with and I'm happy if you both have found yours. It's something really precious so take care of it :-)
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LynTaylor Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Writer
How sweet! Happy anniversary with many, many more to come :hug:
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saiaii Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
this was by far the best thing i've read all week :love: it made me happy and i'm so happy for the both of you! :hug:

p.s. what's an apa? :)
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lockstock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
apa stands for "amateur publication association or something like that. (I kinda forgot! haha) 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.
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LyrehcalFyre Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006   Writer
Happy Anniversary and many more to you and your love.
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Jorji Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Happy anniversary and you said the perfect thing in my opinion:

"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."

well done on finding that person :D
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