Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Quipper Picker Upper

"Before marriage, man is incomplete; after marriage, he is __________. " Reference unknown

All kidding aside -

God knew exactly what he was doing when he paired me with Mrs. Quipper at the altar of Christ Lutheran Church on May 25, 1991. After fifteen years of marriage and plenty of first-hand experience, it is easy to understand why she is my lifelong, committed soulmate, and that no one else would do.

While it may be true that opposites attract, I would say we have more in common than opposed - musical preferences, fine foods, and beverage choices aside. She patiently waited for me to mature from boy to man, and I came to understand and appreciate her elegance and tastes. I greatly marvel at her ability to raise two polar-opposite children yet keep her sanity, and still deal with me as I rant about events at work and other in-the-big-picture-of-things trivialities.

Thank you, Mrs. Quipper, for fifteen great years. I am excited and thankful to be approaching the next fifteen years - with all their hopes, dreams and unknowns - with you by my side.

The Quipper.


KrazyinBrooklyn said...

Here, Here. How nice of you to complement your wife. I love it when Theo gives me complement's, it makes me feel good. And you guys do look good together, a match made in heaven.

(In case you guys don't know who Krazyinbrooklyn is.)

G said...

Yay! I was right!!

Actually, 107 weeks.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Sniff! Where's my tissues?

Marie N. said...

You are so sweet, Hon. Thanks for the absolutely wonderful weekend!

Scott said...

We love you, we missed you, we're glad you got away, we're glad you're home.


Marie N. said...

After he is married he is "finished!"

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I thought after he is married, you could finally start working on him! (eg) "Marry the man today, and change his ways tomorrow!"

Quipper said...

Uh oh, I didn't know a husband was like a used car.

Miss Brittany said...

What a great blog! I admire you guys. =)

Favorite Apron said...

Is that boy to man thing really over yet Marie?

Lutheran Lucy said...

This is really sweet Rick! It is such a blessing to have that one special soulmate for life, isn't it? Blessings to you both as well as your children! :)