Ted's Tidbits

Ten Years Ago

Ten years ago today:

  • I carried a Samsung flip phone
  • My primary computer was a Windows PC
  • I had a full beard
  • I owed over $50k in debt
  • My website looked like this: tedchoward.com in 2006
  • I began the day a single man.

Ten years later, things are unquestionably much better. Yes, I like my iPhone and MacBook, it’s nice to be clean-shaven, it’s wonderful to be debt-free, and my site design skills have improved I still have a website. But the one thing that unquestionably made me into a better person is being married to the woman that, ten years ago, drove me wild.

Ted and Megan by some flowers in Fair Park

I met her 21 years ago. I fell in love with her 11 years ago. Over the past ten years, I have learned what it means to truly love someone. Together we have dreamed, we have worked, we have grown. Together we survived graduate school and a startup. With gazelle intensity, we became debt-free and laid the foundation that allowed us to own the home we live in today. Together we wrestled with our faith and what it truly means to follow Jesus in this world. Together we are raising two beautiful boys.

Ted and Megan reading the Bible in Fair Park

Looking back, I wouldn’t want to have lived my life with anyone else. Looking forward, I’m still just as excited and thrilled as I was ten years ago at the prospect of spending the rest of my life with her.

Happy anniversary Megan! I love you.

Ted and Megan at the Lagoon in Fair Park