How Sweet It Is

I am walking out the door in about 5 minutes to catch a plane to LA. With my best friend. To see the American Idol finale tomorrow. Not with my husband.

When we got the call, he said, “Go. You and Danielle will have so much fun.”

And I said, “But it’s May 26th.”

See, May 26th is our anniversary. 14 years of marriage. 14 years of ups and downs. 14 years of sharing. 14 years of give and take. 14 years of fun.

“We’ll celebrate when you get back.”

My husband is so supportive. He knows what I need before even I do.

In this case – heading to American Idol with my best friend instead of him. She and I will have a blast giggling over it all. He knew that.

Because he knows me.

A friend asked me last night how we do it.

We work hard.

We support each other.

We laugh.

That’s it.

Which I know is not easy.

As I was zipping up my suitcase, James Taylor’s “How Sweet It Is” came across my iTunes, which is technically my song with Declan.

But I will share it with Bryan for our anniversary.

Because it’s the truth.

This article has 17 comments

  1. Meghann

    Hey, we share an anniversary! It’s our 11th tomorrow. 🙂

    When people ask me how ours has lasted, I tell them that we are both too stubborn to be the one to give up. Lol!

    And we have an innate drive to prove people wrong. When we eloped after only dating 2 months, people said the marriage wouldn’t last 6 months. And yet, we’re still here.

  2. Tickled Red

    Happy 14th Wedding Anniversary!! It is okay that you are not together because in all honesty you are 🙂 He is with you always in spirit. I speak from experience this will be our third anniversary on opposite coasts. Have fun with your friend at American Idol.

  3. Sizzle

    Happy anniversary to an inspiring couple!

    Have an absolute blast in LA. Come back and tell us every single detail.

  4. Bryan

    Awww. Sweet. Thanks. You’re the best!

    You will have a blast at American Idol. Tell Randy I said Diggity Dawg. He’ll know.

  5. Tree

    Happy Anniversary! You both are incredibly special people.

    Have fun!!


    Happy Anniversary and very cool that you are going to the AI final.

  7. Kelly

    What an awesome husband!

  8. zenrain

    Happy Anniversary, to two of my favorite people! Thanks for letting me share that day with you…many hugs!

  9. Mixtape Jones

    Love that there are more awesome couples out there. Happy Anniversary from one awesome couple to another.

  10. Liz

    How fun! Idol live, and a great husband — You lucky girl.

  11. Smiling, Beguiling

    Awwwww, that actually gave me goosebumps. And hope. You guys are teh awesome. Have fun in LA, and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

  12. Leighann of Multi-Minding Mom

    Today is our anniversary, too!

    Eight years, though we started dating way, way back in 1996.

    Have a great celebration when you get back.

  13. MB


  14. Kim Hosey

    Sorry I’m late to the party; happy anniversary! You guys are sweet indeed, and more than that, you just seem so fun and happy. Good stuff.

  15. Tug

    I’m watching American Ido, and cannot even BELIEVE you’re there! What an awesome experience!!

  16. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Thank you all so much! 🙂

  17. kristin

    awww congrats you 2 and i am coming up on year 13 so i know it is not easy and work it is. i am SO glad you 2 are having fun in the process. it shows. yay!

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