What a day! Days like this don’t come around all the time and when they
do you have to savour them like they’re your last piece of dark
chocolate! It’s almost 8:30 am and the Prez is still sleeping from his
all day tuna fishing excursion yesterday, not to mention the sushi
party the night before that, but when he wakes up I will be ready to
wish him a very, very happy first wedding anniversary! Today is also my
final day at McFishing – yipee!!! This evening will be our end of
season staff party which promises to be entertaining (details to
follow) then tomorrow the Prez and I will scoot off to April Point
Resort for two days of doing…absolutely nothing….aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh.
This may be only our first "official" anniversary but Prez and I have
been together just a little over seven years now and, far from
experiencing the seven year itch, we’ve come to an incredibly wonderful
space in our life long journey together. These days we are very much
like newlyweds, giggling and giddy, finding excuses to hug, kiss and
snuggle at every turn. Any relationship comes with it’s everyday
frustrations, we are no exception, but the good moments seem to greatly
outweigh the bad. Not too shabby for two people who have put themselves
through the wringer for the past two plus years, turned their lives
upside down & inside out, not to mention travelling all over hell’s
The Prez and I met in a time of abundance. We were living high on the
Hollywood (North) hog, with all kinds of toys and trips to keep us
entertained. It’s easy to be in love under those circumstances. I
revelled in the fact that I was in a relationship simply because I
wanted to be – I could have been quite well off on my own, independent
and proud of it, but I chose to tie my life to the man I loved. Still,
we were not ‘together’ on the level that we are today. There is a
togetherness that only adversity and loss can create.
In the past few years, the Prez and I have lost a number things – money
being one of them but certainly not the most important. We’ve lost a
friend and co-worker and another very dear friend. We’ve lost some
freedom, lost some of that cocky self assurance we used to have, lost
direction several times. With our sister’s second bout of cancer we
lost peace of mind. Lost a house, a boat and all kinds of material
But we’ve found each other.
I am so in love with my man. I love him more and more every day. He
drives me around the bend when he tries to make the bed or picks his
toenails in front of me or gripes at me about buying cherries because
they’re too expensive… and I still can’t stop the love that builds
inside me. I have seen my man tower like a giant, full of bravado, and
I have seen him small and humble, doubting everything about himself.
Big, small and everything in between – I love it all.
Perhaps I am not a big proponent of traditional weddings but there is
one phrase in the wedding vows that I think is what truly makes a
marriage beautiful, "For better or for worse". What
you are saying is, "Hey, things may be good sometimes but they’re
probably going to be really bad sometimes too and I’m going to stick it
out with you no matter what. There is a line in a Bare Naked Ladies song that I just love which goes, "If you’re lucky to be one of the few to find somebody who can tolerate you…".
Really, that’s what it comes down to. If you can find someone who’ll
take you for richer, for poorer, for better or for worse then you are a
very lucky person.
The Prez and I met in a time of abundance but we found the soul of our
love in a time of want. How much more can two people ask for?
Happy 1st wedding anniversary to the man I love and here’s to many, many more!
"Never thought that I could feel like this,
like I’ve never seen the sky before.
I want to vanish inside your kiss,
Every day I love you more and more.
Listen to my heart, can you hear it sing?
Telling me to give you everything.
Seasons may change, winter to spring
but I’ll love you until the end of time.
Come what may, come what may
I will love you until my dying day."
Until next week, I hope this finds you healthy, happy, lovin’ life and each other!