It’s Our Anniversary

Someone call Raphael Saadiq, it’s a celebration sisters!

Yesterday, the Mrs. and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Wow, ya boy did it ya’ll: SEVEN YEARS OF MARRIAGE! First, I’d like to thank God because without him or her (who’s to say God ain’t a woman) nothing is possible. I’d also like to thank my folks, my kids, oh yeah, and my wife. Nah, I’m just playing, but I do feel a sense of accomplishment. In all honesty, the recession got us by the purse strings, so there was no extravagant celebration, no expensive gifts and no gourmet dinners. Instead we sent the kids to my sister-in-law’s and spent a quiet evening in the crib watching movies, giving backrubs and other unmentionable acts.

The whole night got me to thinking about everything she and I have endured. It hasn’t always been easy and if shit wasn’t so fucked up financially we would’ve done it up (I’ve been known to trick T.I. style). But in the end, none of that matters. We always joke about splitting up (trust me- its just jokes), but the truth is, I couldn’t get through life without her.

When times are rough we band together and march on. On the brighter days, we both bask in the glow of our collective success. In the time wifey and I have been married, I have seen my best friend go through two marriages and two divorces. Dude got into both relationships with the best of intentions, yet both ended up in heartbreak and child support payments. Part of why we have been together so long, is simply because I feel like we were meant for each other, we’ve also had a little bit of luck. Still, I don’t want to discount the hard work that goes into making a relationship work, because it ain’t all peaches and cream.

When you think about it, that whole “for better or worse” thing is scary, but if you have the right partner on your side even the “worse” doesn’t seem so bad because you know that you have someone on your side unconditionally. I know it sounds corny and cliché’, but damned if it ain’t true. I know that I complain about a lot of shit and things aren’t always perfect, still I’d rather have bad times with wifey than good times with someone else. Word to Luther

-Al “Brooklyn” Bundy

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