It is also to the day how long I have been married. On February 21st, 1992 I said "I do" to my best friend and love of my life.
Man, a lot has changed in 30 years. The optimism of 1992 as we came out of the Cold War and into what we thought would be a world marked by peace and freedom has evaporated. The internet wasn't really even a thing yet for most people. We were living in a pretty nice apartment in a pretty bad neighborhood. Less than 18 months later we would welcome the first of our 8 children into the world.
Since that cold, snowy day in February when my bride had a terrible cold we moved a whole bunch of times, had a bunch of kids, saw ups and downs but always had each other. Some said we were too young to get married with me only being 20 and still in college but despite the doubters and naysayers we have persevered because we believe in each other.
It has rarely been easy and that has almost always been my fault but it has always been worth it.