Friday, August 25, 2006

four happy years

Four years ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I married the love of my life.

It had rained profusely for several days preceding, and everyone around us was a bit nervous at the thought of our outdoor ceremony and reception being rained out. I, however, refused to consider the possibility, and stopped watching the weather reports. I was confident that my garden wedding would be a reality, and I even made everyone rehearse in the drizzle on the night before.

As I opened my eyes on Sunday morning, I stood on the bed in the hotel suite I was sharing with my bridesmaids and mother, and flung the curtains open to reveal a bright blue sky, with lazy puffy clouds floating across in the distance. A cheer rose up behind me, and we jumped around in joy for a few minutes before going on to begin the process of getting ready.

That day was the happiest of my life.














I walked down the aisle to a song by Sarah Brightman, called "There's No One Like You." A young woman sang the words into the crowd as I walked in with my parents.

In your eyes are my secrets that I've never shown you
In my heart I feel I've always known you
In your arms there's a comfort that I never knew
You're what I've been waiting for, there's no one like you


Sure as the sunrise, pure as a prayer
You fashioned hope right out of thin air
Ev'ry dream I abandoned, seems it could come true
I believe in miracles, there's no one like you

Innocent as a newborn in a world so fright'ning
It's as if my world's been struck by lightning
Ev'ry dream I abandoned, seems it could come true
I believe in miracles, there's no one like you

When Josh stomped down on the glass and dipped me into a romantic kiss under the chuppah, I thought I couldn't love him more. But four years later, as I sit here with my growing belly and the wee monkey doing flips within, I know how wrong I was. He was my best friend then, but he is so much more now.

Happy Anniversary Mimoso! I hope we have at least one hundred times as many wonderful years ahead of us, and then some!

24 comments:

Summer said...

Happy anniversary! Do something glamorous and grown-up if you can... it will not be so easy next year!

Knit Chick said...

That is such a beautiful wedding picture! You too look so happy. I found your blog recently, I'm also expecting a baby just after you (around January 11th), our first child. Email me for my blog address, I have it set up privately, it doesnt show up on my blogger profile.

Piece of Work said...

Happy Anniversary, HL!!

Phantom Scribbler said...

Happy anniversary!

Yankee, Transferred said...

Weeping. Lovely. Lucky, lucky both of you!

mamatulip said...

Oh, beautiful! Happy Anniversary...you guys make a GORGEOUS couple. :)

Karen said...

Look how beautiful you are! Happy anniversary to you both.

jo(e) said...

Happy anniversary!

What a gorgeous photo.

(I've got the same wedding anniversary as you -- my husband and I have been married 22 years today ....)

Rev Dr Mom said...

Happy Anniversary!

susan said...

Happy anniversary to you, Josh, Jo(e) and her hubby too. I love how happy you are! And may you have much, much more happiness together.

Anne Glamore said...

That was an awesome post!! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary last eek, but we had to do it at lunch because of all the kids' activities. Talk about a shocking jolt of reality!!

ppb said...

happy happy!

Jane Dark said...

Happy Anniversary! You are a STUNNING couple.

Ninotchka said...

Beautiful, my friend. Muchas felicidades!

Girl said...

Oh dear, my eyes have welled up. Congratulations...what a beautiful post.

KLee said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to many, many more. :)

liz said...

I'm all verklempt.

Happy Anniversary!

ccw said...

Happy Anniversary!

chris said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

You are the cutest couple.

halloweenlover said...

I love you guys! You are too sweet!

I often say that I wish I could have a makeup artist and hairstylist for every day. It is only fair!

halloweenlover said...

Oh and Robyn, I can't find your email anywhere! My email is halloweenlover@gmail.com.

Jill said...

Happy anniversary! Your wedding photo is lovely.

Nancy said...

Happy (belated) Anniversary! Congratulations on 4 years -- hope you will have *40* more and then some!

amygeekgrl said...

happy belated anniversary! :)
what a beautiful couple you are and what a wonderful tribute to your josh and your relationship. :) wishing you many, many more happy years ahead.