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When You’re Married A Billion Years, And Still Dancing

On Sep. 23, Val & Ken celebrate 22 years of wedded bliss (oxymoron). We’ve loved and hated. Fought and made up. Created life and mourned death. He’s seen the ice-queen and she-devil, but still looks at me the same way I look at chocolate cake. Here’s a few reasons why:

❤ When we first met, the chemistry was magic. XX + XY = Triple XXX

❤ Neither of us like marital confrontation. When Val realizes… Ah shit, I caught the feelings, it always ends up like this:

Val: We need to talk about our relationship.
Ken: Taco ‘bout feelings? Jeez, I’m hungry.
Val: Yeah, I could eat.

❤ We use humour as a safety valve, especially when life isn’t funny.

❤ Neither of us had ever changed a diaper. We commiserated over the bum rap, and baby ass explosions.

❤ We banded together by recognizing the children were our common enemy.

❤ We both suspected our 3 year old toddler was a walking, talking middle finger.

❤ We were cool throwing a towel on top of peed-on sheets and racing back to bed.

❤ We’re aware you need to complete yourself, before you can complete each other.

❤ Ken keeps Val young by a six year age difference. In 1980 while she graduated high school, he was sleeping on Star Wars sheets.

❤ We’ve alphabetically memorized each other’s trigger points.

❤ Ken relates easily with women. Almost like he has a mangina.

❤ Sometimes we wrestle with our demons. Sometimes we snuggle.

❤ We survive by having a short memory.

❤ Ken’s lucky, but Val’s really lucky. (submitted by KJM)

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  1. Jodi

    Beautiful. Happy anniversary ❤️

  2. Moi

    Happy Anniversary you crazy kids!

  3. laurie fowke

    Happy 22nd Anniversary Ken and Val!
    So funny!! Love it!

  4. The other Val

    Happy 22!! Love the post. So accurate, but Ken, you are very, very lucky. 22 years ago on Saturday I remember watching Val leave the church for pics with her bridesmaids and you in a separate car with your groomsmen. A match made in heaven!!

  5. Mad Dog

    Congratulations you two wild and crazy kids! Here’s a little quote that I thought you might enjoy ….”A marriage anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.”
    All the best!

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