It was the most wonderful day ever, and I love celebrating it every year. Tonight, we've got a babysitter and we're going out for a romantic dinner and walk around the harbour, just the two of us. I can't wait! Happy Anniversary, Dar! I love you.
Now touch the air softly, step gently, one, two,
I'll love you 'til roses are robin's egg blue;
I'll love you 'til gravel is eaten for bread,
And lemons are orange, and lavender's red.
Now touch the air softly, swing gently the broom,
I'll love you 'til windows are all of a room;
And the table is laid, and the table is bare,
And the ceiling reposes on bottomless air.
I'll love you 'til heaven rips the stars from his coat,
And the moon rows away in a glass-bottomed boat;
And Orion steps down like a river below,
And earth is ablaze and oceans aglow.
So touch the air softly, and swing the broom high,
We will dust the grey mountains, and sweep the blue sky:
And I'll love you as long as the furrow the plough,
As however is ever, and ever is now.
* Poem by William Jay Smith, read aloud on our wedding day, August 9th, 2002, by my dearest friend Em. There wasn't a dry eye in the house!