staci and colby september 2021

To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow—this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.

—Elizabeth Gilbert

This guy. We’ve been through some things over the past 30 years.

Marriage isn’t easy. It requires work on both sides.

And the only thing I’ve retained from our (required) per-marital counseling is this:

We’ve made mistakes. Worked through them. Learned to compromise. Decided to listen.

We fought hard for our marriage.

In the beginning it was fighting others.

Then it was fighting each other.

And then we finally learned to fight FOR one another.

Colby and Avery October 2021

27 years later and I’ve never loved this man more.

He loves and accepts me as I am; and I do the same for him.

Our marriage isn’t perfect, but it’s truly something amazing.

Not to mention, our greatest accomplishment after all these years? Our children.

We’ve raised some pretty amazing kids.

And now we’re relishing every moment with our grandchildren.

Happy 27th anniversary, Colby!

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