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Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:24 AM

10 years?! Are you kidding?! But, it is true!

Today is mine and Mr. BTA's ten year anniversary. TIN! Really? The modern version is diamond, but that ain't happening, we aren't that gay. LOL!

For anyone who thinks that you'll never find love or that right person, s/he is out there. I didn't find love, it found me!

10 years. Who knew.

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Reply 10 years?! Are you kidding?! But, it is true! (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2012 #1
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #2
Ecumenist Feb 2012 #3
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #4
Skittles Feb 2012 #5
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #20
The Wielding Truth Feb 2012 #6
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #19
Mira Feb 2012 #7
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #18
HillWilliam Feb 2012 #8
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #17
HillWilliam Feb 2012 #40
cate94 Feb 2012 #9
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #16
William769 Feb 2012 #10
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #15
DesertFlower Feb 2012 #11
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #14
closeupready Feb 2012 #12
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #13
dbackjon Feb 2012 #21
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #29
joeybee12 Feb 2012 #22
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #30
Ruby the Liberal Feb 2012 #23
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #31
Call Me Wesley Feb 2012 #24
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #32
Bohunk68 Feb 2012 #37
HillWilliam Feb 2012 #41
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #43
Bluenorthwest Feb 2012 #25
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #33
mitchtv Feb 2012 #26
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #34
Vanje Feb 2012 #27
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #28
FreeState Feb 2012 #35
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #36
Rowdyboy Feb 2012 #38
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #44
yardwork Feb 2012 #39
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #45
yardwork Feb 2012 #47
Zenlitened Feb 2012 #42
Behind the Aegis Feb 2012 #46

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:26 AM

1. Congrats on ten wonderful years!

May these years be just the beginning...

Love is a miracle!

I am so happy for you both...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:29 AM

2. Thank you very much!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 05:20 AM

3. Congratulations BTA!!! You and the Mr have been together almost as long as me and Mr

Ecumenist! God bless you both and may He grant you another 1000 years!!!

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 05:26 AM

4. Thanks!

I don't think I would wish another 1000 years on him! I love him too much!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 06:13 AM

5. WOOT!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:27 PM

20. I sez "WOOT! WOOT!"

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 06:20 AM

6. So glad that you found your other half and you have enjoyed (10) yrs. togther!

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:27 PM

19. Thanks....it is a very special feeling!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 10:43 AM

7. A wonderful post. As a fellow human I thank you

for your part in pulling it off. Happy Anniversary.
I consider it a big achievement that doesn't happen in a vaccuum.
I should know. I ended my marriage on the day of the 10th anniversary, because it could not be saved. I'm happy for you both.

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Response to Mira (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:26 PM

18. Thanks so much!

He's not coming home for lunch today, but I have some nice surprises for him.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 10:44 AM

8. Congrats and love, love, love!

We just crossed 16 on the 12th of this month. I never thought I'd find a man who would love me back the way I can love a man. After that last ex damnear put me in the ER again I was through with men, through with love, and came to a place of peace in myself where I knew I could be whole on my own. If that meant being by myself (and a couple of good dogs) the rest of my life, I was good with it -- I had learned to love myself as a friend.

Then that hunky li'l side of beefcake wandered into my view and quickly became my very best friend. He still is the one I adore with all my heart.

Here's wishing you two continued joy, love, and friendship. What we have is what I wish for everyone to have.

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Response to HillWilliam (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:25 PM

17. Thanks and thank you for sharing.

Happy belated wishes to you both!

I was in a very bad place before I met him. I was just starting to come back around and he snuck in, and took me away. I have always had to care for myself when it came to relationships; never felt protected. I do with him.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 06:56 PM

40. You guys sound a lot like us

Rob and I had both just come out of really, really bad relationships. Needless to say we were both skittish. The sex was incredible, but we found we enjoyed cuddling and talking before and after just as much. We both understood how fragile trust is and we resolved always to be friend first, no matter what. We're still each other's best friend, confessor, confident, support, and fan.

Yeah, protected, that's a good word. I know who's always loving my heart; respecting it and taking care of it. There's no substitute.

I write wedding ceremonies all the time and a theme I often use is that real love is actually pretty darn rare. There's a big difference between loving unconditionally/being loved unconditionally and "...just being in love which any fool can do...". Anybody is lucky to find it if they ever get it at all. Too bad there are too many people who don't appreciate it when they get it.

You guys get it. You guys got it. Keep holding on to each other. As I also often say in weddings, "... as you go through life, there will be no better friend than the one who stands before you today...".

Mazel tov!!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 10:54 AM

9. Congratulations!!

Happy Anniversary to both of you!!

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Response to cate94 (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:23 PM

16. Thanks for the congrats!

I got him a wall hanging kit as one gift. Think he'll get the hint I want the pictures hung?

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 10:55 AM

10. Very happy for the two of you.

May you have many many many more years to come.

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Response to William769 (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:22 PM

15. It is much appreciated! I hope we do too.

He really is a wonderful man.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 02:21 PM

11. congratulations to both of you.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:22 PM

14. Thank you kindly!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:19 PM

12. As someone who has been through our version of divorce, how old were you

 

when the two of you met? K&R

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Response to closeupready (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:21 PM

13. I was 32 and he was 38.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:36 PM

21. Congrats!!

 

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 01:06 AM

29. Thanks!!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:56 PM

22. Woo-hoo!

 

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 01:07 AM

30. Yea! It was very low-key.

We didn't even toast! LOL! I forgot to open the champagne. HAHA!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 06:08 PM

23. Mazel!

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 01:07 AM

31. Todah!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 07:49 PM

24. Mazelmazel! :)

Late to the party, but I hope you two are having a wonderful day and countless more to come!

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Response to Call Me Wesley (Reply #24)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 01:08 AM

32. Toda Raba.

I spent today cleaning and hiding gifts thru the house. I like hiding gifts for him to find.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 09:46 AM

37. Reminds me of an old joke.

Jewish gentleman comes home from work. "Dahlink, vere are you?"
Wife, "I'm hiiiiidink."
Gentleman, "OOOH Dahlink, vere are youuuuuu?"
Wife, "I'm hiiiiiidink."
Gentleman, "Dahhhhlink, vere are you? I bought a diamond necklace for youuuuuu?"
Wife, "I'm hiiiiidink, in the front clooooset."

Hope I didn't offend. But Happy anniversary to you and may you have many many more.

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Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #37)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 06:58 PM

41. (Waking up)

Did someone mention jewelry???

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Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #37)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:37 AM

43. That's pretty funny!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 08:02 PM

25. Congratulations on a decade of togetherness....

 

Makes me happy to read this....

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 01:09 AM

33. Makes me wonder how I lucked out and should I press my luck and play the lottery! LOL!

Thanks!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 11:32 PM

26. Felicidades

sadly Tin it is, I still have a tin pitcher a friend gave us back when. I am so happy for you may you see many more together.

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Response to mitchtv (Reply #26)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 01:12 AM

34. Muchas Gracias.

I got him a tin "planter" with a fleur-de-lis topper, a reminder of our times in New Orleans. I also got him a metal wall hanging, also with a fleur-de-lis... "FAMILY: A house is a made of wood. A home is made of love." I thought it was nice.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 12:20 AM

27. Congratulations!

But , really , I earnestly hope that you are NOT spending all your anniversary posting on DU.

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Response to Vanje (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 01:06 AM

28. Thanks! Nope, I spent most of the day cleaning the house.

I just put him to bed, so now I can DU.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:23 AM

35. Congrats! N/T

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Response to FreeState (Reply #35)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:30 AM

36. Thanks! Was a nice day.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 03:46 PM

38. Congratulations to you both!

My guy and I will be celebrating 23 years together coming up in a couple of weeks. Finding the right person makes all the difference.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #38)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:38 AM

44. Thanksand early congrats to you both.

True love is hard to find, but once you do, your life will never be the same!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 04:43 PM

39. That's wonderful. Wow.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:39 AM

45. Thanks!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #45)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 10:30 AM

47. ...

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 07:01 PM

42. Congratulations!

And here's to many, many more years of love and happiness!

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Response to Zenlitened (Reply #42)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:40 AM

46. Thanks so much!

I hope we have many more years too. He is very easy to love. Me? Not so much! LOL!

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