Sunday, August 13, 2006

Happy 12th Anniversary My Love

Well Steve, what are we gonna do to top the last twelve years? We sure have had an adventure, haven't we?

That first year with no sofa, sitting on the floor of our little apartment in Podunk, Indiana where neither of us wanted to be, eating macaroni and cheese and watching that little television (twelve inches, was it?)... But you know, I look back at the pictures from that time and I see us with all the possibility in front of us. It was hard, but there was a possibility of more.

And now here we are. So much achieved...most good...some really good...some bad...some really bad. So much possibility still remains. Remember that. Remember that no matter what life throws our way and no matter how badly today sucks, tomorrow holds possibility. I never in a million years would have guessed we would be visiting our boys' graves on the weekend of our anniversary. But the rest is better than it was in my imagination. Our home, our zoo, our boy, and us. When I think of it all, I still have to pinch myself to believe it is real...that WE have achieved all this (happiness and sadness)...together.

Thank you for holding my hand...and for holding me up. Thank you for making me smile...and for letting me cry. Thank you for making my life the gloriously messy and beautiful experience I always dreamed it could be. Thank you for being my friend and my love.

I love you and I always will.

10 comments:

three minute palaver said...

Happy Anniversary Catherine. I hope you have a wonderful day. (and what you wrote to Steve was really beautiful & touching. just lovely)

Lorem ipsum said...

Happy Anniversary to Catherine and Steve! Yes, that 'in good times and in bad' line has come up quite a bit, I'm sure. Here's to more good times.

Dolores said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. I know there will be many more years to come filled with even moer love and happiness.

Julie said...

What a loving message. Happy Anniversary you two. Hugs!
:)

kate said...

awww! Happy Anniversary!

Anam Cara said...

Happy Anniversary. Hope the rest of your life together brings more happiness and celebration and less sadness. (((hugs)))

Diana said...

Happy Anniversary! I can relate to that first year with no sofa and eating crap...
Here's to many more years...

GLouise said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Steve!!!

It is amazing to look back through the years with my husband, and remember how innocent and naive we were! It is fun to grow old with the someone with whom I have experienced the best and worst of times.

Bronwyn said...

Happy (belated) Anniversary! 12 years is quite an achievement, and you two deserve many, many more years together... and happy ones, to boot!

R said...

Oh Catherine, that letter is BEAUTIFUL. Oh wow. Wow.

No, I didn't make it a week not reading any other blogs. Can you blame me for not being able to stay away?

I love your writing.

Ok, going now.

Happy Anniversary, you two!