Sunday, May 31, 2009

In this moment:: weekend three

In this moment::

I am:: loving the fact that Lizzie's idea of a good time is carting around the laundry for me.


I am:: having so much fun watching Noah play soccer, more for his natural celebration of teamwork than anything else.


I am:: moved to tears when watching Max nap-- on the couch or my bed or the floor or where ever else his four-year old body gives out-- as I see glimpses of his baby days and his growing kid-ness all woven in the threads of his blankie.


I am:: thinking this through the lens of our anniversary.

As the years pass, I am coming to understand that we celebrate more than our commitment to each other when we remember our wedding day. We are remembering to be joyful in the little things. I know just how much milk to put in his coffee. He understands the look on my face that says I need a break (now). We can look at our three children, humbled, knowing. Yes, an anniversary is not really about a wedding at all, because that piece of paper means nothing compared to the choices we've made everyday since. To plan. To get off track. To forgive. To love. To grow, each day, together.

(and grow with such maturity too)

11 comments:

Muslim Hippie said...

Happy anniversary. Care to make last minute plans to spend your anniversary somewhere up north (your side of town) in a rustic electricity free wooden cabin somewhere on lake Tom. Say starting tom till Thursday?... Just saying *wink*

Joy said...

Awww...that was incredibly sweet. Thanks for sharing. :)

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary. You have a beautiful family.

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful family portrait. I swear there is love just oozing out of it. =)

And I hate to say this, as I do not deal well with mushiness of my own..but I'm in the beginning stages of planning a wedding..in a relationship that will blend children and build a family..and more than the ceremony I'm looking forward to the laundry, the chaos and the stolen moments on the couch, after it's all official. Your lovely summary of what really matters made me choke up a little.



Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog awhile back too..I would have said so sooner, but there have been broken computer issues over here as well.

Enjoy your anniversary and spring and those adorable babies!

Lora said...

Happy anniversary.
You are absolutely right, it isn't about the day, it's about the life.

Woman in a Window said...

I love this. Yes, it's the whole package.

And I would cry to see one of my kids asleep on the couch too, for joy - pure joy, and then I'd wake up because that just doesn't happen anymore.

Brooke G. said...

Great post, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, and yes I couldn't agree more! But, thanks for the reminder....I need it every now and then -HA!
And the family picture is great. I love all the kids expressions - priceless!

Beck said...

Happy anniversary! This was a lovely post. And it's so true - marriage - well, good mariages - are such a daily choice.

Linnea said...

Happy Anniversary! Marriage certainly is what happens in the moment, every moment really. I'm wondering if your "up north" is near where I grew up because it looks so familiar. My grandfather was born in Northport and we spent summers at a camp in Onekama...

bloomingheather said...

Lovely post! Happy anniversary. I'm so happy to discover your blog.

Sus said...

Happy Annie! I love my husband but he still doesn't know really how to make my coffee. We have many years ahead (I hope) for him to get that part.

:)