My lovely wife Thomasin and I are celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary today. As usual we're running to and fro, with a full day of work, and of course there is a performance of Striking 12 at the theatre tonight, although I think, since she's not in this show, we'll beg off and spend some time together. Our life over these last 10 years has been completely wrapped up in Wayside Theatre. Everything about what we do is somehow geared to the ins and outs, ups and downs of what it takes to mount shows and keep the theatre open and moving forward. These days that's harder than it used to be, that's for sure.
But even though that's the case, Thomasin keeps us both going somehow. And I mean keeps us both going. One of these years we need to break away for more than a few moments and actually celebrate this anniversary, but in many ways that would be so out of character for the both of us. Although of late, I think we're both feeling different about that. Even so, I cherish the life we have together.
When we got married on September 3, 2000, it was a hot and steamy day. Everyone remembers it as a wonderful wedding, some say the most amazing and fun wedding they ever attended. Even if we were all drenched in sweat. I remember it as the best day of my life. We were surrounded by friends and family and everyone had a blast. We're blessed that our life in the theatre always sees us surrounded by amazing creative people, and we take strength and find great joy in that. We also feel it keenly when those friends move on or drift away. Since that day, we've been through quite a bit together, but the key is we've been through it all together. There's been lots of laughter, some tears, and even some drama now and then. But we're still plugging at it.
So, as we head into the day today, I'm pausing to say Happy 10th Anniversary to my wife and partner, and I'm grateful for what we've shared these last 10 years and look forward to sharing even more in the years to come. Love you babe.