Sept. 25

I was hoping to bring the funny today but decided that I needed to address something of a more serious matter, my lovely wife.

Today marks our 4th wedding anniversary, and as some of you may know we have definitely had our world turned upside down more than once this past year. But through it all Mrs. Shife has been by my side offering her unconditional love and support. She is the greatest gift I have ever received.

I just wanted to share a little something with her again from my wedding speech.

Mrs. Shife, you know everything about me, but love me none the less. If it
were not for marriage I would never have known I had any faults, and
yet you still agreed to marry me. And as Mrs. Shife will be the first to
tell you, I'm often wrong, but in marrying you, I know I've made the
right decision.
I am extremely lucky to be the one to marry you today and I know this
is the start of many happy years together, because every day I wake to
find I love you twice as much as the day before. Someone once said
that we make a living by what we get, whereas we make a life by what we
give. Very true words indeed. You give me all of your love and so
much more with only one condition; that I give you all of my love in
return. This I gladly do. I am not marrying someone I can live with;
I am marrying the one person I cannot live without. To my bride, my
wife and my very best friend, Mrs. Shife, thank you very much for all
that you are, and all that you do.

Happy anniversary to the most beautiful person I know, my wife.


  1. cheers to you both!!!

    *says while tapping side of crystal glass with knife*

    luck to you for the years to come!!

  2. I'm all gooey inside. That was very sweet. I hope you thoroughly enjoy your special day together and congrats on the bundle of joy on the way.

    just bob

  3. Congrats to both of you. But man I got to tell you, you are making the rest of us look REEEAAALLLL bad. Oh, and I am going to still this and e-mail it to my wife. Thanks!

  4. And here I am in my dorm room bobbing like an idiot to Don't Pass Me By.

  5. Happy Anniversary!!! Congrats to you both!

  6. wow, i hope the lovely mrs myshkin doesn't read that.

    congrats on the 4 years.

  7. You are too sweet.


  8. This is seriously an AWESOME post shife. Congrats and here is to many many more years to come.

  9. Wow. You're a sweetie. I think we'd all like to marry you! Well, probably not too practical with the baby on the way, the dog, furniture, books, spouses, significant others, boyfriends, girlfriends, more pets, etc. The house would be pretty crowded and Mrs. Shife really pissed. Okay, marriage is out!

    Happy Anniversary and may the years ahead only bring you more joy. Beautiful post.


  10. Congratulations to you both! Glad you've been able to stick together through all of this.

  11. Wishes for a sweet anniversary!

  12. hi
    how was your day?
    i liked your blog
    you are fantastic!!!

    really nice blog
    fabulous fantastic
    take care
    see you

  13. Anonymous9/26/2008

    Time flies! I remember when I first met you guys you were just about to hit the one year mark!

    Great big congrats on the baby!

    I am so sorry for all your craziness going on, I think things will work themselves out. They find a way of doing that. :)

  14. Awwww, she married a romantic. She is a very smart woman! Congrats on 4th year of sucess. Let me know when you hit the 13th year mark. I am quickly approaching that one with my Mr. Right?! (lol) And yes, Mrs. Shife may be the 1st greatest thing to happen to you, but the sweet bundle of joy she is carrying inside her is going to be the 2nd. I am so happy for you both. Parent hood is the toughest job you will ever love. So good luck and I hope you enjoy my book when you get it!..

  15. Anonymous9/26/2008

    That is outstanding M. So glad I check your blog. Been a while since I have been here.


  16. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Shife!!

    The both of you are doing the land of potatos proud.

  17. Anonymous9/30/2008

    Congratulations guys! That was beautiful, Shife :)


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