Wednesday, November 24, 2010

When We Were Young

You caught me off guard when I was making us breakfast in my little attic kitchen so small your tall cotton-shirted self filled all the negative space



I could hardly see my blue pottery behind you as you folded yourself into the opening by the dropleaf table pushed up against my lace curtains and asked me to marry you



I said yes and got teary and you swivelled out to the hall and dug through your coat pockets, finding a little green box holding a treasure. You had been carrying it for weeks



We married and invited all the children we loved to be a part of it. The girls still have their flower girl dresses. The boys laugh when I tell them they were so cute.

Nine years and they grew up and we stayed young. I think it must have been the magic on that day when the snowflakes sparkled and swirled.

Happy Anniversary, my love.



For those of you who are so patiently waiting to hear of our landscaping endeavours this fall, a post is forthcoming! :)

22 comments:

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Beautiful beautiful post..congratulations..wishing you both all the best and much joy! Yay..cheers!
Kiki~

sweetbay said...

Beautiful post. :) Happy Anniversary to you both.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Ms S, I am thrilled that romance is alive and well, at least in your corner of the world. What a lovely way to commemorate and celebrate your life together. Happy Anniversary!!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

So beautiful and romantic. Happy anniversary to you.

Andrea said...

Oh how romantic, congratulations! And the photos that go with this post very well suit it, so full of love.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Kiki: You make me smile. Thanks for the cheers. :)

Sweetbay: Thank you! It has been the nine best years of my life so far.

Dear Edith: Thank for being thrilled with us! There is a little glow around here these days. :)

Rebecca: So sweet of you to say so. Thank you!

Andrea: Thank you for the congrats! Hubby got me those flowers for our anniversary so I couldn’t resist photographing them. (You understand!) :)

TS said...

When my husband and I married, we were so young no one thought it would last except for us. We celebrated our 21st anniversary on Thanksgiving. Beautiful prose and pictures!

The Garden Ms. S said...

TS: Welcome! I am inspired by those of you who have cherished 20+ years of marriage. Putting down roots with this guy is a dream come true for me and, my, has it ever been flying by! Thank you for your kind words. :)

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Such romantic and poetic anniversary wishes accompanied by subtly beautiful images! Happy anniversary to you both!

Rachel said...

Such lovely and loving words. A story many of us wish could be our own, I'm sure. So sweet I almost cried. Congratulations!!!!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Jennifer: Thank you. I love celebrations of love- anniversaries, valentines, etc. Always nice to remember why we love those we love!:)

Rachel: Welcome! It wasn't the "big planned" moment he had in his mind but the words came out of his mouth spontaneously. I think that melted me right there. :)

Amy said...

Ohhhh, that was lovely! Happy anniversary to both of you.
In addition....what is really wonderful is that your husband reads your blog. :) In our busy world, we sometimes forget what is important to the other person. I just remind him...when needed. :)

The Garden Ms. S said...

Amy: Hi and thank you! I have to admit, I do have to give hubby a nudge when I think he might want to read my blog he he. :)

Diane said...

Your writing always draws me in; well done. Happy Anniversary to you both.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Diane: Hi! Thanks for the best wishes. I'm looking forward to the next nine years. :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

My goodness Ms S !
How did I miss this post ; (
That was such a beautiful dedication in wonderful words and pictures .. Congratulations albeit a bit late girl .. my brain is truly well fried lately ? LOL
Happy Happy, "post" anniversary : )
Joy

Helen said...

Ms. S. Congratulations on your top-fiveness in the CWAs! Your blog is looking particularly beautiful.

Commonweeder said...

Happy Anniversary to you! You are having a full life, and smart enough to enjoy it. I'm celebrating too - and having a Giveaway. Come visit.

Anna said...

A belated but heartfelt Happy Anniversary to both of you. Hope that your special day was full of fun and flowers :) xxx

ruthie said...

Happy belated anniversary. Such a beautiful post x x

The Garden Ms. S said...

Joy, thank you for your best wishes! The flowers were from hubby so I just had to photograph them. :)

Helen: You are too kind. Your blog is looking pretty nifty too. It was one of the first blogs I started following when I discovered the blogging world. (And still one of my favourites!)

Commonweeder: Thank you for stopping by and thank you so much for your kind wishes. :)

Anna: Hi! You are very kind. Our day was lovely. I looked at some of our wedding pictures and couldn't believe it was nine whole years ago. :)

Ruthie: Thank you for the sweet comment. All the best to you. :)

Kyna said...

Aw, that was nice :) Sorry I'm late with a happy anniversary!