Thursday, August 09, 2012

10 years ago, we said "I do"

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!


20 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! Such a beautiful poem. Have a wonderful time with your love.

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    1. Thank you, Tiffany! I'm really looking forward to it :)

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  2. you make such a timeless bride--LOVE your dress. Beautiful poem, too.

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    1. Thank you! I love my dress, too. I don't think these photos will ever look dated. I hope not, anyway!

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  3. Aww...such a beautiful poem! Happy anniversary, you two lovebirds! I always love reading about your wedding and seeing photos from that day! :)

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  4. Happy anniversary, enjoy your night out:)

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  5. Happy 10th. Have a super celebration.

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  6. Such great memories of that day... 10 years ago already! Reading that poem again makes me a wee bit teary... Have a wonderful time out tonight, you two. Happy anniversary & xoxoxo to you!

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    1. It was a pretty fantastic day, wasn't it? Thinking of you reading that poem makes me teary, too! Love you!
      xoxo

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  7. Happy Anniversary!! Have a wonderful time tonight!!!
    Hugs Kelly

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    1. Thanks! We will! Hugs to you, too. See you soon! xo

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  8. Happy anniversary! I hope your celebration is fabulous. :)

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    1. It was really nice, Marcia! Thanks :) Next year we're going to stay at the Empress Hotel, just like we did for our honeymoon. Hurrah!

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  9. Erin -- happy anniversary. It's so fun to remember your wedding day, isn't it? Hope you guys do something special.

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    1. So much fun! I remember it all so vividly. Hard to believe it was ten years ago! As for doing something special, we had a delicious dinner out and a lovely long walk around the harbour. It was perfect!

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