This june 10th 2014 my husband and I celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary(Yeah), although we have been together 26 years, since the very first day we laid eyes on each other. He was 19 and I was 22 with a 4 year old daughter. He was a friend of my older brothers and played on a baseball team with him, I met him at my brothers wedding reception and have been with him ever since. I know people do not believe in love at first sight but this truely is one of thiose stories.I am living proof that it can happen.We have had our share of hard times believe me, many more than I care to remember and still do to this day. His parents hated me, my daughter did not take to him easily, my ex started alot of trouble but we stuck together through all of the rough times and still do.Divorce is just not an option for us not because of any religious beliefs, but because we looked into each others eyes on the day we said our vowels and promised each other that no matter what that we would stay by each others side through anything life threw our way and work through it because we loved and honored each other with all of our hearts.So many people said that it would not last because we were so different and there was a difference in age and I already had a child, they were so wrong! Did this make us stronger? sure it did, but we were not out to prove anyone wrong, the reason we are still together today is because we with all of our heart and soul love each other and cannot imagine our lives with anyone else or without one another. You cannot even imagine the horrible things we have been through together and are still going through, but I brelieve it just makes our bond stronger to each other. In my eyes my husband is the greatest man who ever lived and always will be, is he perfect? No, nobody is, nor am I, we both have made our mistakes to each other and to others. But the key is, I believe, to talk, trust, plan and believe in the one you love and know that the choices you make are your alone annd if you do it together than they are your as a couple, so you deal with them as a couple and don't leave the other behind to face it alone. I cannot speak for anyone else but in my mind this is what marriage and true love is all about.I know that we will be together until the day we part ways by death, and then we will again be together someway,somehow that is how strong our love is.