June 18, 2007
Twenty-six years ago today I married the woman of my dreams. We had dated throughout high school and into our college years. She was not only the woman I loved but also my best friend. We could share anything and had many of the same interests and hobbies. Sure there were differences like I could never understand what she saw in shopping for material or how she got so excited when she developed a new scrapbooking layout and I am not quite sure whether she fully understood my passion for baseball. But those differences made us appreciate each other all the more. Last year was a milestone year of sorts as it marked a quarter of a century that we had been married. Funny, it seems like a lot longer than that but I would never dare say that out loud where Trina could hear that. To commemorate the accomplishment of surviving 25 years Trina and the kids planned a trip to Orlando Florida for an extended stay at Walt Disney World. Normally I am excited about the fact that I would be staying at a nice resort without a care in the world and have free reign to the second happiest place on earth (they claim to be the Happiest Place on Earth but they obviously have never been to Chase Field). This trip though left me in a conundrum. The trip was planned before the 2006 Diamondbacks schedule had been released and it overlapped a home stand by 2 days. I had a serious dilemma on my hands. Do I go with my wife and celebrate 25 years together or do I stay here and go to a couple of Interleague games against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim? Sure it may seem like a no-brainer but how was I going to explain to my wife why I wanted to stay here?