Happy Anniversary – 28 Years

2 Oct

Twenty-eight years for a lesbian relationship is like a hundred years for everyone else. The bookies taking bets on us would have lost money big time.

Lisa – twelve years my junior. Former smoker, drinker, X-military. She just started college in 1994.

Me – mom to three children, still sharing a house and co-parenting with my X-husband. I just started graduate school in 1994.

Our first Valentine’s. We were so young! 1997

We met at “the bar”. For you younger folks, back in the day, gay bars were how we all met. At one time there were actually three lesbian bars in Austin, Chances, Nexus and About Time! Unfortunately they have gone the way of the very extinct dodo bird.

In 1999, we had a backyard commitment ceremony after five years and the purchase of a house. Nothing says commitment like buying a house together.

It’s all about the cake!
Sharing a private moment.

In 2015 marriage became legal in all 50 US states. We had a small ceremony and made it legal in California. In case you lost count, that gives us three anniversary dates (and two honeymoons).

Our daughter planned and executed this memorable event.

As we can barely remember what day it is, we have always celebrated the day we met, September 16, 1994. It’s been a wild ride and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Our recent visit to Austin. Our eldest son. 2022


9 Responses to “Happy Anniversary – 28 Years”

  1. emilys72016 October 2, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

    Happy anniversary, you two! Loved your love story!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Kathryn Burgess October 2, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

    Happy anniversary, whenever the date is! Seems to me that all the gay/lesbian couples I know have been sharing their lives together longer than th3 married one I know ( me included) ! I love hearing about your adventures!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Karen October 2, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

    Happy anniversary! What very sweet photos of the two of you. I can imagine that over the years you have had many, many adventures, including making a life together in Bacalar.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jack Scott October 3, 2022 at 4:39 am #

    Fantastic and fabulous! Congratulations. 😀


  5. Shirley Broussard October 3, 2022 at 8:34 am #

    Awwww love your love story!!💕


  6. Emilie October 7, 2022 at 7:08 am #

    Happy (belated now) anniversary!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 October 7, 2022 at 8:27 am #

      Thank you. It seems surreal. Isn’t life a hoot.


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