Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008

On our way back from Yellowstone in 1998, Tom and I talked about marriage. He asked me why I wanted to get married and, even then after 8 years of being together I was guarded, afraid to let too much of myself out. My response, if I remember correctly, was that I wanted legitimacy. Wow, that’s sexy. Romantic, too. Hard to believe he didn’t drop down on one knee right then and there.

Remarkably though, he did drop down on one knee just a few months later and just six months after that we were exchanging I Dos in the clearing of a forest overlooking Lake Tahoe, smiling at each other as the sun streamed down between the branches.

If he were to ask me today why I wanted to get married my response would be this:
Because I am in love with you. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I want to watch you become a dad and fall more in love with you every day. And I want everyone else to know that you are the one I choose. I want to stand up in front of our family and closest friends and declare that you are the man of my dreams, the one I will love and cherish for the rest of my life. That is why I want to get married.
Our wedding day was filled with laughter and emotion, not unlike our life together. And here we are 9 years later and I'm happier than I ever dreamed I could be.

An excerpt from a poem read at our wedding:
It Couldn't Be Done
Somebody said it couldn’t be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That ‘maybe it couldn’t,’ but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing and he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.
~Edgar Guest

Happy Anniversary my love.


1 comment:

Lisa said...

the drawbacks of being a stay at home mother is.... you never know what day it is, the date or even the month sometimes. so forgive me if i am off by a day in saying this......

Happy Happy Anniversary! what meaningful and touching words you wrote to describe how your heart feels today. marriage is a beautiful thing, especially after many years of it, to feel as you do. congratulations today and every day that follows. i wish you and tom many lifetimes of loving each other. reflection is so lovely isn't it? i just celebrated my 6th year of marriage and my 2nd child. life just seems to get better.

ok, you have totally inspired me to get my own blog up and running. i had the babies journals for a while, but i think the blogging all in one place seems to be more organized and possible.

back to you........ CONGRATS! any more babies in your future?