#Worth Revisiting Wednesday: 25 Years of Laughter

Today I am celebrating 25 years of laughter with my husband. Mike makes me laugh like no other person in the world—even if he is a cheater when we play tipsy Wii!

Please join me in linking up for #Worth Revisiting Wednesdays at Theology is a Verb and Reconciled to You! This post was originally entitled “24 Years of Laughter” and was written January 24, 2014.



On February 24, 1990, I was a freshman in high school sitting by my friends at lunch.  Mike sat down by me, slipped his hand on top of mine, and asked, “Will you go with me?”  Pretty sure I laughed when I said yes.

This was two days after his church’s youth dance.  Mike was nice enough to give his little sister DeAnna (my best friend) and me a ride to the dance.  He hoped Kelly would be there.  I hoped Adrian would be there.

As fate would have it, neither Kelly nor Adrian showed up.  Mike, in his acid washed jeans and mullet curls, decided to ask me, in my envelope waist jeans and sky-high perm, to dance.  He had the goofiest grin on his face, and his hand “accidentally” touched the skin on my back while we slow danced.  In his defense, I had on a cropped sweatshirt.  What did I do?  Laugh.

Laughter filled the car as his older brother drove us home.  Tony thought it was funny to slam on the brakes to the beat of him singing Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing” while Mike and I sat in the back seat.  Mike put his hand on my knee, and all I could do was laugh.  Pretty sure De was laughing in the front seat.

When Mike tried to kiss me at my locker, I turned my head and nervously laughed.  My dad was a high school math teacher, for crying out loud!  No PDA in the halls for me!

Five years later, we were engaged and at a weekend marriage class that was required by the Church.  Several couples gathered in a circle, explaining why they were getting married.  Many gave long, complicated, deep explanations.  I had nothing profound to say except that Mike made me laugh.  Later in the day, Mike sneezed so hard he farted. Cut the cheese. Passed gas. Tooted.

No one else laughed but us!  We stifled our laughs until we had tears in our eyes.  Pretty sure the whole group thought we were headed for divorce.


Our marriage has had its share of joyful and sorrowful times, but through it all I thank God for the laughter.

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue was rejoicing….The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad indeed.  Psalm 126:2


14 thoughts on “#Worth Revisiting Wednesday: 25 Years of Laughter

  1. Wow!! Congratulations!!! What a wonderful life you two have had and so many more great years to come!!! It’s neat you did a lot of growing up together! I partly married my husband, too, for how he made me laugh! He still does!! Please keep writing and sharing!


  2. I’d venture that you had an element to a great relationship that no class could ever give – humor. I hope laughter sticks with you both for years to come. And you know it’s infectious – those kids will all have it, too.


  3. You know that old expression LAUGHTER LEADS TO TEARS??? Well you should because you beautiful post choked me up!! I felt like it was 1980-something all over again !! Ah those clothes! I couldn’t wait to be in charge of Kevin’s wardrobe – though as I look through the pics I didn’t do much better – bomber jackets, acid wash, fringe lol.. OH and I had Madonna gloves, not the Madonna gloves I’d sport today either :))) Thanks for this wonderful re-post, happy ANNIVERSARY and thank yo so much for sharing it (and yourself) with us on #WorthRevisit Wednesday!!!


    • Oh, the bomber jackets! And remember the silk paisley shirts? I wanted Madonna gloves so bad. I remember cutting up some shirts and dancing around my room Madonna-style! Thanks for having me, Allison!


  4. Jaime, Happy Anniversary! This is awesome beyond words! I met my hubby a bit later in 94′, and though the styles were different- his ability to make me laugh and to enjoy even the most mundane things remains the same.:) So thrilled that you were able to join in today with Worth Revisiting!


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