2 things stand out when I reminisce about my wedding anniversaries of days gone by.
The first is that it’s ALWAYS bitter cold and there is usually white stuff on the ground.
The second is that I’m recovering from a surgery.
Oh and I also buy new drawers and such online (can’t pass up those after Christmas unmentionable sales).
Jim Seward married me at 3pm on January 9th, 1999. We thought ourselves so clever when we chose that date. 1/9/99, get it cause you know, it was 1999! I know…
Today is my 15th wedding anniversary! It’s -5 degrees outside. I’m in recliner recuperating from quite a surgery. Yesterday I ordered some undergarments.
We aren’t going out on the town, not even dinner and movie. It’s a Thursday…
Maybe we should watch Groundhog day since things are about the same each year.
Not that we haven’t celebrated. We went to NY city for our 10th and lots of other great little get aways in the past.
I remember how cold it was on the day we were married because I bought the wrong size pantyhose and ended up not wearing any. We got married in an old castle that was as drafty as a cabin in the woods.
I remember looking out of a little window in the room I was readying my self in and watching the snow fall.
I remember being so grateful for the friends and family that had traveled from near and far to make our day special.
But what I remember most is the walk down the aisle. My Dad telling me that is wasn’t to late to run and him saying, “you done good kid, Jim’s a good guy”.
I got a little emotional until…
Until I saw a handsome young man in a sharp tux and a beautiful smile and light eyes waiting for me at the end of that long walk.
He has always been there waiting for me. When life has been hard, when kids have been sick, when jobs have been lost, when we didn’t know where to go or what to do. He’s been my constant.
So even though its cold outside and I’m taking pain pills, I’m gonna celebrate with the guy that’s there for me.
Happily Married, Amy