We almost got to 5. We wanted to do something special. We were gonna save up to go to Hawaii which was on both of our bucket lists. Even after Talia got sick, we still had it as a goal to strive for. I got offered a gig today and could have used the bread but I think I made the right choice to just kind of reflect and think about the future. I celebrated by getting Red Lobster take out which was one of Talia's favorite restaurants and she never liked to eat in.
I met Talia at a law firm in Phoenix in 2007. She was in accounts receivable and I was in charge of the file room. We started to date even though I moved back to MI. The time just wasn't right for us then. We kept in touch over the years and anytime I was back in Phoenix, we would meet and catch up and we did talk on the phone over the years. Then when I was out in March of 2017, we knew the time was now. So we got engaged Memorial Day weekend. I tried to do a more formal proposal at the Detroit Library. All the workers were excited when I inquired about it on an inspection trip but the higher ups said absolutely not. LOL I did it there anyways but with a lot less fanfare. Then July 1 we got married in Cave Creek, AZ. Neither of us like to be the center of attention, so we just basically did it by ourselves with her Mom and Dad, and Sister Randi. It was special, because her Dad was not feeling well and hardly ever went out but really wanted to walk her down the aisle. My good friend Randy Napoleon, had made an accompaniment track for me to play along with for Talia to come down to. It was 112 degrees that day but of course I was not complaining. We went to Tucson, AZ for our Honeymoon.
Marrying Talia was one of the best things I've ever done in my life. I'll write another blog soon of my thoughts since Talia's transition. We almost made 5 hon! So proud of you, love you, and miss you so much!
Some of the anniversary Facebook posts over the years:
Max Colley III
Spirit Filled Jazz Musician