Sunday, July 6, 2008

~And They Lived (Mostly) Happily Ever After...~

Seventeen years ago a girl and a boy who had been 'playing house' together for a couple of years decided to make things 'official' in front of their family and friends. The boy was terrified...but the girl knew that everything would be alright. She had known that this was meant to be from the moment she had laid eyes on him at a high school dance seven years before. How? She could never really explain it, other than it just felt like every molecule of her being shouted, 'Here He is!'.

There were lots of little bumps along the way...they were oh-so different. He was into working on cars...drag racing...heavy metal music. She was into poetry...art...classical guitar. His family was rather conservative...her's was artistic, and bohemian...Often he had teased her that she must have cast some sort of spell on him...A mystery...yes. Magic...maybe. She would certainly never tell.:)

Over the years though hearts and minds melded...although she still doesn't have any interest in cars or heavy metal...and he still smiles at her like she's crazy, when she starts talking about the ways of the universe. They have crafted a life of colour and beauty...Children...cozy homes...countless artistic endeavours...dreams for the future.

As in anyone's life...there have been those moments of pain and darkness. Blessedly...these fade into the back of their memories somewhere...

Seventeen years...of 'good mornings'...'good-nights'...'I love you's'...toes entwined under the covers as they fall asleep each night...

Seventeen years of learning...giving...taking...growing...and it only keeps on getting better and better.

I don't know where the next seventeen years will find us...but I am looking forward to finding out with you every step of the way.

Happy Anniversary Love...

16 comments:

julochka said...

happy anniversary! so wonderful you shared the magic! i hope you both have a wonderful day!

Kirsten Michelle said...

happy anniversary to you both ;-)
may love, luck and laughter bless your next 17.
xoxoxo

Del said...

Happy anniversary Jon and Celeste. You are what a good marriage is all about. I feel love in the air everytime I step into your world.
love,
Delly

Joan said...

How beautiful a tribute to your 'love' and your marriage...
I drank in every word and was filled with how deep your love does run.
You my dear beautiful friend are wished seventeen, and then seventeen more after that.

May love and joy fill every nook and cranny of your heart and your home forever, and ever, and ever.

Happy, happy Anniversary...
with all my heart.

xoxoxo

Brandi said...

oh I adore this! Happy 17th anniversary!!! Hooray!

Jaime said...

Happy Anniversary!

This is a wonderful story...what beautiful beginnings. I wish for you, that the next 17 years and beyond, be full of love and warmth and connection.

Lots of love
xo

daisies said...

happy anniversary to both of you :) wishing you all kinds of the same beauty and magic and wonder and love and toes entwined under the covers for the next 17 years :)

smooches beautiful! xo

daisies said...

happy anniversary to both of you :) wishing you all kinds of the same beauty and magic and wonder and love and toes entwined under the covers for the next 17 years :)

smooches beautiful! xo

maddie said...

this was such a heartful
and joyous declaration of your
love for your beloved:)

filled my heart right up to the
brim reading it:)

Sacred Suzie said...

How beautiful and happy anniversary to you both! I loved how you told the story of you, lovely and adorable.

Bohemian Single Mom said...

Oh Wow, I LOVE this post!
Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing the fact that happy, strong and bonded couples really do exist!
xo

Claire said...

Oh, congratulations! What a beautiful post :-)

Cxx

rebecca said...

aww, this was beautiful! happy anniversary to the both of you and may have 17 more blissful years ahead...

solsticedreamer said...

oh what wonderful wonderful words!
a belated happy anniversary to you both!

you sound very much like swampy and i~oh so different but oh so together :)

Kip de Moll said...

It is so wonderful to read that couples can truly grown and prosper, that there are happily ever middles

Tracy said...

A beautiful, endearing post... Hope you had a wonderful anniversary. :)