We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Aug 2, 2007

19 Days 4th Anniversary

We were woken up at five or so by Alder, his favorite early morning game is the bounce and head snuggle and then he's up again off to some other corner of the bed to do it again until he's ready to leave the "island". Four years ago today was our wedding, it was a beautiful misty day the garden had bloomed just for us and the rain stopped only hours before the ceremony.

Four years and two thousand miles away it is a hot dry morning and there are three of us. But what fun we still have. For those people who don't think marriage is for them that's fine but I am a lover of celebration and honoring things that are important. We were married at the bottom of the lawn at the house I spent every summer growing up. My father planted a garden that blooms each year for this day. Now that we are moving out east we plan to spend our anniversaries picnicking in that garden.

At first when thinking about what we would do this year we had fancy dinner and babysitter dreams. But those faded as we realized what we want to celebrate and that didn't fit. Now we have no plans yet- pack a few boxes? Being a family together is what we are celebrating. We can get a babysitter some other night.


The Grocer said...

You seem to have evrything in the right order Stacey. Congratulations, something to celebrate?

marye said...

Stacey- congrats! I have been married 27 years and I agree with what you have said. you have some wisdom I wish I would have had at that stage!