And just like that, it’s 8 years since the incredibly dramatic (weather-wise, not events-wise) day we got married, in an old mansion-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Perth, Ontario.
If I’m sure of anything in this world, it’s that I was fortunate enough to meet a soul mate, a bestest of friend and the man who I love more every single morning. And for that I am thankful every day, especially today.
So instead of dates (what are those?!) and dinners and gifts and chocolate, we’re going to do what we love to most and enjoy today with the little ones, choreographing our music lessons and park play and homeschooling and Halloween costume-sewing (have you started yours?) We’re going to do all of that together, and celebrate, in the most simple and meaningful of ways, the living and meaning of the phrase we chose to say the day we got married:
“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” (Terre des Hommes, or Wind, Sand & Stars)
All I ask for today, in my heart, is time. Time to love this man. For a very long time.
(photos, above, from DawnandRoss on Etsy who have a wonderful collection of vintage photos and old ephemera).