20 Years with My Best Friend

November 2, 2011

Twenty years ago today, I made the best decision of my life: I married my best friend, Cari (McGann) McGee.

I had just turned 23 a few weeks before and had big plans to become a nationally-known — maybe even internationally-known — sportscaster. The TV career only lasted about 6-7 years, which is probably about what the average marriage lasts these days.

Our marriage, though, has been anything but average! The fact that we’re celebrating 20 years together proves that. That’s not to say it’s been easy: nothing worthwhile ever is. I’m not perfect. Cari’s not perfect. And like every marriage, ours hasn’t been perfect, either.

But when you marry your best friend, you find a way to fight through the bumpy times. You work at it. You pray. You change. You come out stronger in the end. And the blessings flow. Grace abounds. Love endures.

I’m the luckiest guy in the world. Twenty years with my best friend. Happy anniversary to the love of my life, Cari McGee. I love you, honey.

November 2, 2006: My best friend and I


  • Reply Pavlicko November 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Congratulations!! 20 years is a phenomenal accomplishment these days! Best wishes to you both! God Bless

  • Reply David Wallace November 2, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Happy anniversary to the both of you and may your marriage continue to be blessed for years and years to come.

    • Reply Matt November 2, 2011 at 10:50 am

      Thx David! (BTW, I put your email address in the comments whitelist so you won’t be moderated anymore. Sorry ’bout that.)

  • Reply Matt Siltala November 2, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Happy Birthday Carrie!!!! Glad to call you guys my friends. Hat tip for putting up with Matt too 🙂

  • Reply Nick LeRoy November 2, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Congratulations to the both of you. 20 years is very exciting!!!

  • Reply Aaron November 2, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Nice work you two! I’m proud to know you both and your wonderful family. Happy 20 and here’s to 20 more!

    • Reply Matt November 4, 2011 at 9:47 am

      Thanks for all the kind words, folks — it’s appreciated. 🙂

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