Dear Rand,

I just wanted to say thanks.

For waiting until I’ve photographed your food before you start eating (even when you’re starving).


For getting us to the airport waaay too early, even if it means that we’ll be sitting around for the better part of an hour, because you know I freak if I think we’re running late.

For teaching me to appreciate things.


For helping me in my never-ending quest for cake.

For actually thinking I’m funny. Sometimes.


For not criticizing me when I try on every single outfit I’m about to pack for a trip beforehand, in order to properly coordinate accessories and shoes.

For encouraging me (and this blog).

For stuff like this:

And now my heart is full.

And now my heart is full.


For covering up any and all lights in our hotel room (whether they be emitted by cell phones, laptops, or alarm clocks) because you know I can’t sleep unless it’s pitch black.

For making me smile.


For packing me snacks before every trip.

For agreeing to go along to all the dorky, stupid attractions and tourist traps I insist on visiting (and for occasionally even agreeing to have fun while we’re there).

For keeping me warm.


For never, ever, getting fed up with me.

For insisting that I try to see the bright side of things, and the good in everyone (like you do).

For being so damn handsome.

I know you say you arent, but youre wrong.

I know you say you aren't, but you're wrong.


For the last two years, and more.


Happy Anniversary, babe.

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Comments (19)

  1. 1
    Trisha says:

    Awww, I LOVE this! I can totally picture you two on your 50th wedding anniversary, just as you are now, but older of course.

  2. 2
    Lauren says:

    Happy anniversary Rand and Geraldine! You two are not only great together, but are one of my favorite couples (and individuals).

  3. 3
    Kristi says:

    Adorable :) Happy Anniversary! I think ALL of us think your husband is super cute. I will always remember your engagement anyway! (And I don’t even know you… so that is pretty weird!)

  4. 4
    Philip says:

    Damn it, I have something in my eye.

    Two years already? Wow. Congratulations, you nutty nuts.

    I hope Mimi and I are as cool as you when we grow up.

  5. 5
    Carbzilla says:

    Awwww. Happy Anniversary! Remember all those crapheads we dated? Thank God we didn’t marry one of them.

  6. 6

    Awww, this makes me happy. Also, I’m a total blog stalker and Googled you so I got to see the famous proposal. And then I watched it twice more. Because it’s only the most awesome thing in the world, and your husband deserves mad props.

  7. 7
    Vivek Kedia says:

    Happy anniversary Rand and Geraldine! May God Bless you years of togetherness!

  8. 8
    Bhavya says:

    You guys are both cool and cute, clearly you are meant to be together :-P
    Happy Anniversary!

  9. 9
    Gray says:

    Happy anniversary, you two lovebirds!
    PS Geraldine, try a sleep mask. Really. They make a huge difference, and you don’t have to cover up all the lights in the room. ;-)

  10. 10
    Rachel says:

    G, this was lovely. Happy anniversary!

  11. 11
    dagobert says:

    an open letter to love like this feels awesome to read – thank you :-)

  12. 12
    Meesh says:

    very cute, happy anniversary!

    don’t you just love screaming out “don’t touch that!” when a plate of food arrives? Sometimes it feels so cruel to make people wait!

  13. 13
    Jason says:

    This article, while moving, has now trashed my relationship with Christine. Very much looking forward to talking with Rand about standards and expectations and how to successfully lower them when we visit.

    That is all.

  14. 14
    Everywhereist says:

    Jason – fortunately, she is your baby-momma. That shifts the dynamics a bit.

    Plus, rumor has it she’s actually starting to like you. :)

  15. 15
    Christine says:

    Shhh! Don’t tell him that. I’m still training him.

  16. 16
    Jason says:

    Whatever. I’m special too. (rocks on to Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” while making finger pistols)

  17. 17
    Theodora says:

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to read next year’s!

  18. 18
    Sabah says:

    Beautiful, You both deserve best from each other . Loved the style of your poem simple and yet powerful. Congrats!!! for all the years to come you live togather.

  19. 19
    lauren says:

    awwk how lovely you both deseve each other in many other ways.
    Its amazing how us join into a gorgeous one couple and match like an wonderful joy of love.

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