cherish

 cherish

    Nine years ago today was one of the happiest days of my life. The sun was shining brightly. All the stars in the universe aligned. There was a slight chill in the air. Mother nature was kind enough to provide a light dusting of snow. Yes. SNOW. In may. But I did not care one smidge. Nothing could burst my wonderful little bubble. I was giddy with anticipation barely able to contain my joy. It was a great day. A day I will never forget. My wedding day.

     I was dolled up in a ridiculously puffy white dress and I am not too ashamed to admit that it took a small crew of people to navigate me and my dress through the limo doors. Or any doors that day. I looked like a cake decoration. No. I looked like a cake, well perhaps a cupcake, I am only small after all. Yes, I looked like a cupcake dripping with gallons of fluffy whipped icing. And I LOVED it. I felt like a princess. And like every lucky princess, I was marrying a handsome prince. Lucky indeed!

    DH and I have been together for many years now and I still feel like a lucky princess. My husband is definitely one of the most wonderful men in the whole world. Those of you who are fortunate enough to know him can back me up on that! He’s incredibly intelligent. Witty. Handsome. And he kills spiders promptly and without complaint. What more could you ask for?

    I am usually not one for sentimentality but thinking of my wedding day makes me smile and feel all gooey inside. I can still recall how happy I was when I walked down the aisle and my eyes met those of my husband to be. How handsome he looked! So calm and composed and so smiley as he stood at the alter. After the ceremony we had countless pictures taken. I hate having my picture taken, but THAT day, I was happy to stand for what felt like hours and grin my face off whilst the photographer snapped away. My cheeks actually hurt because I smiled so much that day. I had a defining moment as I walked up the staircase arm in arm with my husband and entered the hotel where we held our reception. A little girl standing with her mother inside the lobby squealed, ‘Look mommy! A BRIDE!’ My heart melted when I heard those words. A bride. I never really wanted to be a bride, but I was so overjoyed that I was one. I am still overjoyed to this day.

    I cherish the memory of that day. I cherish my darling husband. Thank you for nine wonderful years together. Happy Anniversary my handsome prince. I love you. Always and forever.

    That’s me then.

Published in: on May 13, 2009 at 2:38 pm  Comments (3)  
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     Today is a special day. A very special day as it happens. It’s a first. You see, my close friends have a beautiful baby boy and today is his birthday. It’s a huge milestone in a young one’s life. The last few months have been filled with learning so many things, things I have been lucky enough to share. I have watched as his eyes widen with recognition when he sees a face he has grown to know. I get what his little giggles mean now, and they are so beautiful to hear.

    The little one has worked very hard over his short lifetime and now he is entering toddler hood. He is growing more sure footed with every new step. He loves certain toys, he plays so well, and he even shares them with his lovable dog. It’s been a joy to be involved in his life. I have no children, and therefore took these little accomplishments for granted. But I see how much love this little guy brings to everyone who is lucky enough to spend a minute in his presence.

    So one year ago today my friends’ beautiful son was born into this world. He’s had  many happy times so far and many many more to come. He has made my friends so complete and I love seeing them all so gleefully happy. They are truly a lovely little family. I hope his special day is filled with joy, wonder, love, and more cake than he knows what to do with. I love you little guy. Happy Birthday.

    That’s me then.

Published in: on April 9, 2009 at 1:09 pm  Comments (2)  
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