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June 18, 2010

Our Wooden Anniversary

Five years ago, Stuart and I got married in the Northwest of England following a fourteen month sojourn in Japan, and two weeks after our wedding, we moved to Canada. Our wedding was the wedding of my dreams for many reasons, not least of which were the blazing sunshine and the friends and family all around us. But most of all, it was the wedding of my dreams because I married Stuart, who I like better than perhaps anyone, whose company I’ve never grown tired of, who I’m so lucky to  begin every day with, who was always very understanding when I shouted terrible things when the baby was new and life was terrible, who doesn’t protest when I decide to bake a pie late at night and even does the washing-up, who goes out on pomegranate errands to satisfy my whims, who is my favourite co-pilot, who is funny even when I’m not overtired (but particularly hilarious when I am), who goes to work so I don’t have to, who gets up in the morning with the baby and lets me sleep in, and who last month left work early in order to buy me a new bathing suit because mine had disappeared a half hour before swimming lessons started and the alternative was me going swimming in my underwear. He really is the best ever, the foundation of all my happiness, and my respect for him gets bigger all the time.

5 thoughts on “Our Wooden Anniversary”

  1. Rebecca says:

    I’m so happy for you guys–congrats! Thanks for sharing your joy here (and this picture!)

  2. patricia says:

    What a beautiful photo. So happy for the both of you! Isn’t wonderful being married to man that you not only like and love, but also respect? And he went out and bought you a bathing suit? He is definitely a keeper. That’s right up there with a husband who willingly dresses up as a pirate and prances about in a big silly hat in front of countless strangers.

    Happy Anniversary!

  3. Julia says:

    What a beautiful post (and photo!) — congratulations & happy happy anniversary!

  4. Susan Telfer says:

    Happy Anniversary! Did you get a new wooden spoon? Cutting board? Rocking chair?

  5. Alyssa says:

    Five years – wow! There is nothing as beautiful as the marriage of soulmates.

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