Four years ago today, on our back porch in Ohio, Sheila and I got married by Chaplain Karen from Akron Children's Hospital with God and Molly the Wonder Dog as our witnesses. It was 7:30 in the morning and one of those perfect summer days. It was just the two of us and a Flip Video on a monopod. Then, we both went to work!
We laugh about it now, but this was strictly about us and we wanted the privacy of what we were both feeling. We'd been together for two and a half years prior and it was simply something we wanted to do.
Well, here we are four years later and what an incredible experience it continues to be. We've helped each other through some rough times, but also enjoyed a lot of smooth sailing. We have amazing friends and Sheila took to the photo industry like a duck to water. Her business background has been invaluable in helping me build SCU. We're truly a team and that includes all of our hobbies, including cooking together when we miraculously prepare dinner for friends without tripping over each other in the kitchen.
I've written a lot about things I've learned from Sheila and about how important it is to have the support of positive people in your life. It's a critical component of growing as an artist, writer and business owner. You'll never succeed doing it all alone and that's why it's so critical to have people in your life who support your dreams. Sheila leads the way with her encouragement and support in my life.
So, Happy Anniversary to my bride. Can't wait to see what memories the next year brings. Sure do love ya!
Note: For those of you who feel I've once again crossed the line into personal moments on a business/marketing blog...sorry, but without Sheila there wouldn't be a blog...besides, it's my blog. LOL
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