Today is January 22nd, 2012 and it marks the two-year anniversary of my marriage to Karen. I was very fortunate to have found Karen when I did. I was luckier when she said yes when I asked her to marry me. And I am even luckier than that because she has stuck with me through all of my crazy ideas and thoughts for the past two years.
There are so many highlights to our marriage but I think the one that stands out the most was the day I asked her to marry me. Here is the story:
It was November 8, 2009 when I left the house to watch a New York Giants football game with a friend at a local watering hole. We watched a full day of football and when the Giants finally played the San Diego Chargers I was ready for a win. It was a typical Giants season in which they won the first 5 games of the season and then lost three in a row and this was a big game.
As the game unfolded the Giants were winning and then late in the 4th Quarter Phillip Rivers threw a late touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson and the Chargers won 21-20. Before the extra point was kicked I left and went home. I was furious as the Giants lost their 4th in a row. When I got home I was hungry and mad and there was Karen sitting on the couch working with The Green Mile on the TV.
I sat down next to her in a quiet stupor and finally looked over at her and said so romantically: ‘So you want to do this?’ Her response was ‘do what?’ and I said ‘you know get married.’ It was right at that time that Michael Clark Duncan was holding the mouse and started yelling and crying (foreshadowing of the pending marriage?) Karen’s response was ‘Yes’ and then went back to work and I got up off the couch and got something to eat.
Thus a marriage was born.
Today to celebrate two years of marriage we will be doing what most married couples do:
- Run 10 miles
- Go to brunch
- Take a nap
- Watch the Giants play the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game