Thursday, September 20, 2007
I am at home today and have been looking through the box of our wedding and honeymoon photos.. we look so young! ( though we wern't that young in respect of getting married.. i was 28 and he was 32) .
Even though we are the same people, we are also different. Time has changed our appearances, sometimes changed our opinions, definately played with our emotions but has i am happy to say taught us that we can grow together. I can't say it has all been easy, we have had our fair share of sadness and worries, but the cord that holds us together is still strong, even if it needs a little dusting and care at times. I truly love my man, i respect him and want to grow old with him. We have created a warm home together, now a garden, and our precious children. I feel very blessed to share my life with this special, kind man. We are also learning to let each other be selfish sometimes too. (and not get narked)! My journey in life is constantly changing and throwing new things into the 'pot', and i hope this special unity can survive the harsh realities of life. I feel optimistic that we can and i feel that love, communication and sensitivity to each others' needs hold the key.
I also found the book i put together of our Wedding cards and another book filled out with messages on the day. Some of those who shared our lovely day are no longer here, so to read their words and their sentiments is so moving.
We had a small affair, 40 people, immediate family and all our friends. My dress was a burnt orangy, red. It was made by my costume making girlfriends. The wedding car was our beautiful old Triumph Vitesse, 'Rosie', sadly in car heaven now and the invites, the cake and hall decoration were all created by friends. A real all pull together affair which for us made it all the more special. It was such a happy day. My man is fairly shy, but it was an intimate civil wedding so not too grand. We honeymooned in Tuscany near Lucca, up in the hills. Ahh ... memories.
I am planning to cook a meal tonight for my ' beau', and have taken ingredients from the garden and aim to make a meal with an Italian slant.... basil, tomatoes, courgettes, oak leaf lettuce, rocket and rhubarb (not italian i know), but in the garden and we like it. I shall be buying mozzarello ( heaven), and various other bits including some wine.
My friend Amanda, has suggested i make an 'ice bowl'? to serve the ice cream from. Not sure if this is going to work but have one in the freezer.. freezing, filled with borage flowers and mint leaves.
All a bit of fun ... will let you know how it goes.
Today has had me reflecting on my relationship...and made me value it more than ever.
Hold those you love close, listen to them and treasure them.
Posted by ginny at 13:57