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Fourteen years ago today. It was a Sunday. A beautiful, young nurse became so fed up with the dating life that she let her father walk her down the aisle aboard the Tall Ship Silva in Halifax Harbour. There she stood, never looking more gorgeous in her flowing white wedding gown, in front of a socially awkward, unemployed former lawyer three years her senior. Ignoring her father’s offer to steal a lifeboat and bring her back to shore, she married him.

That loser found a job a few months after the wedding. It was a really bad job, terrible hours, little pay, soul-crushing work. But within weeks of starting, he got a slightly better job with a much better company. A couple of months later, he got a better job within the company and the news that the beautiful young nurse was now expecting a child. Two promotions followed in rapid succession and by the time that child was born (six weeks premature), that nurse’s husband had a job he could be proud of.

Seven and half years after that first child was born, the couple was blessed with another child.

Happy Anniversary Crystal, thank you for taking a chance on that loser 14 years ago. I love you.

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  1. jmelvin Member

    Great post! Happy anniversary to you and your bride!

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    • May 21, 2020, at 4:34 AM PDT
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  2. Arahant Member

    Happy anniversary to you and your bride. Sort of have a tall ship theme going there.

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    • May 21, 2020, at 4:37 AM PDT
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  3. Blondie Thatcher

    Happy Anniversary. Good story. 

    • #3
    • May 21, 2020, at 4:41 AM PDT
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  4. Caryn Thatcher
    Caryn Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Sweet! May you have many, many more happy years together.

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    • May 21, 2020, at 5:49 AM PDT
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  5. Susan Quinn Contributor

    What a wonderful story! I suspect she discovered early on that you were much more than you appeared to be. Happy Anniversary!

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    • May 21, 2020, at 5:50 AM PDT
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  6. Stad Thatcher

    Great story, and happy anniversary!

    • #6
    • May 21, 2020, at 6:32 AM PDT
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  7. Mim526 Member

    Happy Anniversary, @bluenoser! Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your beautiful family. Was also a nice reminder amid so much about viruses, loved ones are really where it’s at.

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    • May 21, 2020, at 6:54 AM PDT
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  8. iWe Reagan
    iWe Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Happy Anniversary!

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    • May 21, 2020, at 7:33 AM PDT
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  9. aardo vozz Member

    Bluenoser:

    Happy Anniversary Crystal, thank you for taking a chance on that looser 14 years ago. 

    I’m pretty sure the kids thank her also.☺️

    Happy anniversary!!!🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

     

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    • May 21, 2020, at 8:45 AM PDT
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  10. Lois Lane Coolidge

    Even ex-lawyers retain a way with words. Very sweet post. May much happiness and good fortune continue to follow you.

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    • May 21, 2020, at 1:54 PM PDT
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  11. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Bluenoser: That loser found a job a few months after the wedding. It was a really bad job, terrible hours, little pay, soul-crushing work. But within weeks of starting, he got a slightly better job with a much better company. A couple of months later, he got a better job within the company and the news that the beautiful young nurse was now expecting a child. Two promotions followed in rapid succession and by the time that child was born (six weeks premature), that nurse’s husband had a job he could be proud of.

    Blue,

    You guys did it. You took a chance on what was most important in life and you won big! Of course, you had a silent partner in this endeavor. Gd was on your side all the way.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • May 21, 2020, at 1:57 PM PDT
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  12. Bluenoser Member
    Bluenoser

    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    Even ex-lawyers retain a way with words. Very sweet post. May much happiness and good fortune continue to follow you.

     – Thank you,

    And I thank you all for your well wishes. Rain Checks have been exchanged between my wife and I and my parents, for a night out once circumstances permit.

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    • May 22, 2020, at 5:29 AM PDT
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  13. aardo vozz Member

    Bluenoser (View Comment):

    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    Even ex-lawyers retain a way with words. Very sweet post. May much happiness and good fortune continue to follow you.

    – Thank you,

    And I thank you all for your well wishes. Rain Checks have been exchanged between my wife and I and my parents, for a night out once circumstances permit.

    You could always do a night in as well, once circumstances allow having the kids visit the grandparents for a weekend.😎😎😎

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    • May 22, 2020, at 8:29 AM PDT
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