Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Nine years ago today

It awes me.... what we have. We have lived together for thirteen years and been married today for nine. We have experienced tragedies and triumphs together. We have birthed and are raising two amazing children. There have been no shortage of life lessons.




These flowers filled the bedroom we share together now on the day that I put on my dress for our wedding. I was surrounded by powerful and loving women in that room as I got ready. The love we felt as our family and friends gathered outside under the brilliant fall leaves radiated all around us during the ceremony. It has been as much a part of our marriage as our own love for one another.




When I planted these mums nine years ago, I had no idea what the future would bring. I knew that I was making a lifetime commitment that was one of the very most "right" things I have ever done. Each year these flowers bloom on our anniversary, reminding us of the richness of our choice. What an incredible choice it was, and continues to be.

7 comments:

Cheryl Arkison said...

Awe, happy anniversary Heather.

Annette said...

Happy Anniversary. =)

Melissa said...

Granted I'm tired,but I'm crying like a baby. Lucky man, that husband of yours. Happy day!

liz at olliekate said...

That is sweet. I hope you both have a wonderful day!

jennifer said...

I've just put the date on my calendar so I don't miss it next year. Thank you for sharing and bringing back all of those gorgeous memories....
congratulations on such a fruitful partnership.

Noreen said...

Beautiful!! Congrats and wishes from us for many more!!! Noreen and PG

metrosupialdesigns said...

Hope that you had a fun day together.