I married Chris Walker on June 8, 1985. Now for some that may seem like a long time ago, but to me it feels like yesterday.
There were some that probably wondered about us. We’re very different people in some ways. But where it really counts, we’re a lot alike. We share the same values, the same love for family, and most of all, over the years we’ve learned to work together to build something we both believe in, a great family of our own.
We both came from families of five kids and were blessed with great parents. If you think 24 years is impressive, both my parent’s and Chris’ will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year in August!
I was talking to some friends over the weekend about marriages.
No everyone has been as lucky as I have in picking partners. And that is what it has to be, a partnership. Just as in in business, picking the right partner makes all the difference. No partnership or marriage is always neat and easy. Sometimes things get messy. But every time changes came, whether it’s packing up at a moment’s notice so that I could take on a challenging new opportunity on the other side of the country far from family and friends, doing it again a few years later for another one, carrying the extra load at home with the kids while I worked and went to grad school, putting up with the ridiculous hours I tend to work when I get caught up in a project, or supporting my decision to leave the corporate world and take the leap into starting my own business, his answer was always the same. “If that’s what you want to do – go for it.”
Together, we’ve raised two great kids and built built a life where we can pursue very different interests while celebrating each other’s successes. Most importantly of all – at the end of the day, we have someone we love to share it all with.
I’ve heard it said that hindsight is 20/20. Well looking back, I have to say, for me, picking Chris Walker to be my partner was a great decision. Wouldn’t you?
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– Joan Koerber-Walker