Friday, August 27, 2010

I've Conquered Math

Happy Birthday Ben!
Ben was preaching on Sunday, and I couldn't help but look at him and think to myself that I've loved that guy for so, so long.  


I noticed him, a few months before my 15th birthday.  I've shared the story somewhere before on this blog, and if I weren't so lazy I'd find it for you, but eh...I'm lazy.  


As he was preaching I was thinking back about time.  We dated five years before we got married.  That five years seemed like forever.  Now...five years flies by like crazy.  And then I had a revelation:  Teenage dating years are to be measured in dog years.  Ya know....x7.


Because if you're a teenager and your relationship can survive the angst and drama and immaturity, then 1 is = to 7.  For sure.  It's only logical.  I can't believe it took me that long to figure it out.  


I have no idea why I did so badly in math, because now it's just all clicking together for me!  Amazing, no?


So, technically, we dated 35 years before getting married.  And we've been married 12.  That's 47 years together so far.  Which is pretty amazing considering Ben just turned 35 today.


It's been a good 47 years.  Happy Birthday to the amazing guy I've loved longer than I've been alive...technically.

16 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Ben! Glad I was a part of some of those "dog" years, hehe! They made my life more enjoyable!

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  2. Oh, my goodness. The first thing I noticed about this post was that you "Conquered Meth." After I took another sip of coffee, I read "Conquered Math." Phew! I love the post. My husband and I dated for six and have been married for ten. Some days it feels like 52 years! ;) Happy birthday to your husband and Happy 47th!

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  3. Today is my husband's birthday as well!

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  4. Okay, that sounds like how the IRS adds up our taxes, but Happy Birthday to Ben all the same.

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  5. Happy 35th to your hubs! Y'all make such a cute couple...cheers to 47 more years!

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  6. Happy Birthday to the hubs! Congrats on 47 years. ahahaha. Love your math. Have a super weekend. Blessings, SusanD

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  7. That's what I like to call "fuzzy math" :) Happy 35th to Ben!

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  8. Sarah, this made me smile. And I needed a little smile and chuckle this evening.

    Happy 35 to your Ben! just think, in 3 more years it will be your 50th Anniversary! Now that will be something to celebrate! :)

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  9. Your math skills make me smile!
    Hope you had a great time celebrating!

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  10. Please add my happy birthday to Ben and he is one lucky guy to have a wife that has so much love for him. I am sure it makes a difference in his ministry as well. Too many pastor couples are having major troubles these days and it is so good to know one couple is doing great. Have a great weekend.
    Odie

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  11. What a sweet entry! And, love your "new" Math! Blessings for a wonderful birthday to Ben. Smiles!

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  12. Sarah this is such a wonderful "revelation" you have had.
    BUT, the BEST part of this post is this sentence, "As he was preaching on Sunday...."

    Ha! Only another PW would understand the way a wife's mind may wander in the service, all the while appearing to be in rapt attention to the sermon!

    So cute and so true! It's all good, we know you were also taking careful notes on the message at the same time as day dreaming!! :)

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  13. The funny thing is I totally understand what you're saying.

    Happy Birthday to Ben!

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  14. Sweet post!

    I like your Math. I think I get it and that's a first for me and Math. Happy Birthday to your hubby!
    -FringeGirl

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  15. Love it! Happy Birthday Ben!

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