Sunday, June 14, 2015

365 Project - Day 165 - "Sixteen Years"

June 14, 2015 - "Sixteen Years"

It was a Monday morning... and we sat all-sorts-of-nervous in the waiting room outside the office of Mayor Eriquez.

It was a busy work day, but I had insisted on us getting married on June 14th... simply because it was "Flag Day". I don't know why... but back in those days I'd always tell people that Flag Day was my all-time-favorite-holiday. In fact, the previous year while working with my brother Peter - I went next door to a CVS on my lunch break and bought a bunch of mini American Flags and handed them out to EVERYONE: Co-workers... customers... people on the street... etc. Peter thought it was hysterical and would tease me about it every year after that.

Back to the Mayor's office: The time came... the ceremony was very short... and suddenly we were exchanging rings. Not just "any" rings, mind you... our José Grant puzzle rings, which have become sort of "Pia Family Tradition" over the years.

It was the first of three weddings for us. Five days later on June 19th we'd have our personal vows ceremony and reception... and on a beautiful March day 14 years later we'd have our Catholic marriage ceremony. Three times... yet we've always celebrated June 14th as "The Day".

So here we are... 16 years later... and 19 years after our first date. I love you just as much today as I did that day in 1999! Wait... no... strike that... I actually love you more! You are my very best friend... my everything... and I love you more than I could ever express!

Happy Anniversary, my love!

I love you!

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