Friday, May 20, 2011

The Affirmation Project: Day 20

My Positive:  I married an extraordinary man with a fabulous family.  A large Italian family.  Quite the contrary to my little family.  Tom and I met at Buffalo State College in a Young Adult Lit class.  I sat in the back row next to my friend Ed.  This guy walked in with mutton chops and a pink Jimmy Hendrix tie-dyed shirt.  I turned to my friend, "See that guy?  I'm going to marry him."  It was a matter of fact, the sky is blue type comment.  And six (long) years after that day, he kissed me for ever.

We lived in Chicago for four years after we were married.  Those were some of my favorite memories, young love, new city, new explorations.  We started our roots in Chicago, I'll always have sweet memories of that city and their boiled hot dogs with no ketchup.

Since we've moved back to Buffalo, I've grown to love Tom's extended family.  Tom's aunts, uncles and cousins are some of my greatest supporters.  They boost me up, cheer me on and encourage me to continue on my path.  They are the branches that shade us and protect us.

My Affirmation:  I am blessed with Tom in my life.  I love you, Tom.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMG.... I love it. Never knew your moment of meeting him- what a great story- you got me all choked up over here :) Great Stuff Carrie! Thanks for sharing. Rhona.