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Dedicated to Becky
Submitted by Anonymous
On November 2, 1979, I married the woman of my dreams. We were very young. I graduated from college in August and was hired at the Sheriff's Department in our small home town in October.
We immediately started our family and our first daughter was born in November of 1980. My wife quit her job at the local hospital so she could stay home and raise Amanda and the four other blessings that came our way.
It was hard making it on one income, but I worked overtime whenever I could. We did not have alot of extra money for luxeries but we were very happy.
As the years passed and our children grew, I could not help but to be amazed at how well my wife raised our children.
In 2003 the three oldest kids were in Universities and doing well. The other two were in high school and also doing well.
I was so proud of my wife and her dedication to her family that I wanted to do something extra special for her for our 25th wedding anniversary.
That meant only one thing, "HAWAII".
I worked as much overtime as I possibly could. I am afraid of heights, but that did not stop me from hanging from a 200 foot rope from a helicopter 2,000 feet above the ground during our marijuana raids in the mountain areas of our county.
I bought her a big diamond ring to replace the diamond, "chip" that I had got her for our wedding.
In late October 2004 I took my bride of 25 years to Hawaii. First to Oahu, then to Maui.
On our anniversary, November 2, 2004 we went snorkeling at Molekini then to Lenai. The weather was great, the snorkeling was great. We just held hands and snorkeled.
Later that night I took her to a restaurant on Kaanapali beach. Just before sunset I gave her the 1 carat diamond solitare ring. I thought she was going to die.
November 2, 2004 was the greatest day of our lives. Hawaii is the most beautiful place we have ever been.
Even today, when we think of our time in Hawaii, our hearts literally ache to go back.