Ten years ago today, I was standing on the lawn at Madrona Manor here in Healdsburg, surrounded by our family and friends. I was about to marry the woman of my dreams. She was smart, funny, pretty, geeky, brilliant, thoughtful, and kind. I was crazy in love with her.
Best of all, she had said “yes” when I asked her to marry me. We had already been together for years when we got married. We’d gotten a cat. We’d moved to Healdsburg from Los Angeles. We had bought a house, and we were raising a son.
She’s still all of those wonderful things that made me want to spend my life with her. Ten years on, I love her more than ever. It’s been a decade with ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies, joy and sadness.
It’s been a marriage.