Sunday, May 17, 2009


Twenty-five years ago today I met the single most seminal individual of my adulthood - Fettit. Who would have thought the night we met all those years ago in Marquette, MI we would still be living together?

I knew the night I met Fettit that I loved him and with all we have been through, nothing has changed (except our hairlines). Our relationship has evolved into something different then it was in the beginning, but what partnership doesn't change through the years?

For 25 years he has been more then my best friend - he has been my family - my brother. He has gone from helping me raise my kids to becoming Papa to our grandchildren, and he has put a smile on my face and made me laugh harder and more often then anyone.

Fettit - thank you for opening your heart and life to me, for giving me a home, for 25 years of laughter and friendship and for loving me.

Above are two photos of me and Fettit taken the first year we were together

And this is a photo of me and Fettit taken this past summer


Kim said...

25 years? My word that's a long time !

Congrats! And here's to 25 more!

Gpawilli said...

Thanks Kim..... Before you know it you and M will be there too!!!

Anonymous said...

You brought a tear of joy to my eyes. I love you both. Mommy

Gpawilli said...

Thanks Mommy -

It does me too. Its hard to believe he is still around after all of these years.... and to think in the beginning you didn't like him... and later even called him PRINCESS!!!

I can't imagine my life without him!

Liz1971 said...

congrats!!! love the pics... both of you are so handsome!!

wishing you many more years of happiness, laughter, and love!