Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Commited




Keith & Rosalyn - June 3, 1989


Above are photos of the future "Maverick of All Bloggers" on his wedding day. The significance of all of this is that today marks 20 years since these photos was taken. As I recall, it was a very, very hot and humid Saturday afternoon in South Jersey. It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years. A young lady, who I will not mention by name, poured a big glass of haterade just days before my wedding and told me that it wouldn't last and that I couldn't "commit to anything."

Well, let's see... I've been a husband for 20 years, I've been employed at the same job for 19 years, and I served my country in the United States Air Force for 22 years. I would say that is commitment enough, wouldn't you?

Now, that not-so-young lady who predicted gloom and doom for my marriage has since been married two times and divorced within 5 years after both marriages. Today, she is currently single, having just ended a 5 year long relationship in which another man was living with her. Hmmmmm... I'm not one to gloat but, uhhhh... oh hell, yes I am! Perhaps she should be looking up the word, commited! (I'm just saying.)

I'm committed for the long haul and not to mention, commited to being as thin and fit as I once was in these photos!

34 comments:

Erin Michell said...

CONGRATS on your 20th Anniversary :-) Another example that relationships and commitment still exist and work...that doesn't mean its always easy; it takes work, communication, and effort!!!!!! Love is a beautiful thing, especially when you can share it with that person you know you were meant to be with :-)

RainaHavock said...

Aw that's so sweet and a werid coincidence. My parents just celebarate 20 years of marriage also on last week on the 26 of june!

BorednTalkative said...

Happy 20th Anniversary!!! That is wonderful.

SLC said...

Congratulations.

Would this hater possibly be Yvette W.?

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Wow...20 years!!! You don't find that easily these days.

BTW, you look GREAT in that first picture *smile.*

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

Congratulations on 20 years!!!

Arlene said...

Keithy,
I already wrote my syrupy sweet congratulations on the BW's blog. But congratulations again on the right choice of woman and a job well begun (you're not done yet!!) Really, when I look at those pictures, the two of you have remained remarkably "young looking," despite your small weight gain. What a blessing!! And it was HOT that day.

Cheryl said...

AWWW,How Sweet!

Brenda said...

Congrats to both of you!

Sunflower said...

Happy 20th,That's great..a rarity in these times!

Toni said...

Congrats on 20 years Keith and Rosalyn!

Angie B. said...

That's so nice..Congrats to you both!

Lisa said...

Black Love is Black Wealth,Congrats!

Halo said...

That's so sweet..Congrats Keith!

Vanessa said...

So Nice to see a marriage that works! Congrats to the happy couple.

James Perkins said...

Congratulations to you both!

Simon Bastion said...

Congratulations! Heres to twenty more years!

Grover Tha Playboy said...

So you've been out of the game for twenty years huh??? Congrats man!lolol.

Jazzy said...

Way to go fam!

Tate2 said...

Congrats to a true playa for real!

Swaggie said...

Congratulations 2 both of U.

Captain Jack said...

Congratulations to you both. I'll be glad when the day comes that everybody who wants to get married can do so.

Sean said...

Couldn't happen to a nicer couple,
Congratulations to you both.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

The only way we can go back to our "youthful" weight is to give up living life and commit to a life of workouts, fiber, workouts, protein, workouts, rest and repeat (LOL) I'm rooting for you. I don't have small children, but I have a demanding job. Staying totally fit is hard when real life gets in the way.

CONGRATS on 20 years and I'm certain that you'll have 20+more... Beautiful family!

Love and hugs!
China

The F$%K it List said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KEITH! When I grow up I want to be like you and your wife :)

Black Love, you gotta love it!

Keith said...

@SLC-lololol- No , the hater was not Yvette W. Yvette W. was and still is good people.

svrbrownsuga said...

awwww Congrats Keith! I dont know why others are so jelly and have so much envi..oh well when ur blessed there is always some one who wished it was them..
anyways Congrats!!!

Stacye / A Child of God said...

Congrats on 20yrs to you and your wife Keith.

Don't worry about the weight, you look wonderful and happy. Don't think of it as weight loss, think of it as life change and it doesn't seem so bad and tiresome!

Praying for 20 more!

Stacye

ShellyShell said...

Congratulations Keith! I Black love is so beautiful!

Mizrepresent said...

Thats wonderful Keith, Happy 20th Anniversary to you and your wife, you were a beautiful couple then and now!

clnmike said...

Congrats!

Solomon said...

What's up bro!

You and the wife must be havin' one hell of a celebration for that big 20th milestone. Hope all is well, come back soon!

Kim said...

That is soooo beautiful Congratulations and many more. I love Black Love.. I wish brothas honored their women with marriage MORE these days..

Ebony Intuition said...

Congrats.!!!




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