Going Strong AfterTwenty Two Years — Put that Up in Neon!

Today is our 22nd Wedding Anniversary!

According to tradition, Copper is the gift conmemorating this milestone. Though totally unrelated to what I’m going to write about, I thought  I’d let you know about this fun fact.

The couple in the photo is us on our honeymoon; a young and unsuspecting couple starting the journey we had just commited to taking “until death do us part.”


Today, I want to thank the man who walks in front me to open my door; the man who calls twice a day from work just to check in and asks if he can pick up anything we need before he heads home from work. I’m grateful our children see their father be a pilar in our community and honored as a valuable volutneer in our city.

This same man had no problems changing diapers, making a bottle (or handing me one when I have a melt down), getting up at all hours of the day or night when the kids were young so I could get some rest.

This photo was taken in Cancun on our honeymoon 22 years ago. Pretty fashion-forward of us, don’t you think? Neon colors are in vogue at the moment, so I guess we were somewhat hip before our time, ha, ha!

Yeah, 22 years is a long time, but I’m so glad I chose someone who could put up me with this long. Bless his heart. If it weren’t for his patience, wisdom, strength of character, work ethic, and support I just don’t even want to imagine what our family would (or wouldn’t) be like.

The head of our household is a title my husband earned and lives up to — and thank God he is this and so much more to all of us!

I only wish I could put this message up in neon lights, but since I can’t I’ll brodacast it to the world here: Thank you, Rey, for giving me the best 22 years of my life!

Happy Anniversay to us!


  1. stacey ross says:

    Ohhhhh. Happy 22nd! xox. Great photos. Great couple.

  2. Laura says:

    Happy Anniversary! It was a pleasure to meet your husband at TOTEM. You two are a beautiful couple. 🙂

  3. Phelan says:

    Congratulations Suzette!

  4. Lynnee says:

    Happy Anniversary! I love the photos. My husband and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary this past weekend. We also honeymooned in Cancun. Kudos to you to celebrating here online so we can share in the joy! Love the neon – I am wondering if Wham was playing in the background! Lynnee

    • Suzette Valle says:

      Hi Lynnee!! Thank you for the kind words. I think it was WHAM and maybe even a little Flock of Seaguls. Ha, ha! Hugs to you and Happy Anniversary too!

  5. Tonia says:

    I was also in Cancun in 1990, I will have to dig out a picture. Thank you both for leading the way for the rest of us, you have set the bar high, but we are all happy to look up to you with hopes of reaching the same long lasting happiness. You hear so many stories of failure in marriage today that your story inspires us all. Congratulations!

    • Suzette Valle says:

      Dear Tonia, Thank you for this beautiful message!! I can’t believe we were in the same city and part of the world in 1990! I’m so glad we can support each other, and that our husbands are good friends just as we are. Hugs to you!

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.