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    Monday, October 09, 2006

    Second Anniversary

    Today is my wife and my's second anniversary. I can't believe two years has gone by since we got married, and about four since we met. This means a couple things:
    I truly am the luckiest guy in the world


    1. I am getting old. Don't laugh. Yes, I know I am still in my twenties, but I am older than 98% of my medical school class, and it tells.

    2. I am the luckiest guy in the world. My wife loves me and keeps reaffirming how great my decision was to marry her.

    I'm not sure how I won her heart. You see, she didn't like me at first. She thought I was stuck up. I thought she was stuck up. Obviously looks can be deceiving. We met briefly at a Vietnamese Student Association thing, I gave her my email address so I could be informed about upcoming meetings, and we both took away those first impressions.

    Little did I know I'd marry her about two years later.
    [She] slipped her her hand into mine, and my heart fluttered


    A month after that fateful email delivery, I went down to Orange County, CA to visit old friends and attend the Tet festival (Chinese New Year) in Garden Grove. By this time we had talked, and things were generally confusing. She wasn't sure how she felt about me. I wasn't sure where things were headed. I went down with some friends of mine, and invited her to take the second car down. She said she'd think about it, but needed to stay and study.

    The next night she met me at the Tet festival and slipped her hand into mine, and my heart fluttered, and the train was off.

    Two years later she slipped her hand into mine, this time wearing a diamond ring, and we drove away from the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City a married couple ... and my heart fluttered.

    Last night, with stuff nose and headache, I went to bed. I have a cold. I feel horrible. You know the feeling--your head pounds, you can't breathe out of your nose, and generally you just feel like drilling a hole in your head to let out the pressure, and hopefully allow you to breathe better. A little while later I felt my wife slip under the covers, kiss me on the forehead, and slip her hand into mine as I fell back asleep ... and my heart fluttered.

    I truly am the luckiest guy in the world.

    2 comments:

    Virtual-Doug said...

    And of course, if I had not met you two in Hue, I would have had no idea what you were talking about.

    I'd say you both are lucky - and blessed.

    Thuy said...

    congratulation on your anniversary. My husband and I celebrated our 11th this year!