Thursday, July 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Happy 38th Anniversary


It is our 38th Wedding Anniversary today.

Here are some words by Walt Whitman that were part of our wedding vows.

Listen, I will be honest with you
I do not offer the old smooth prizes
But offer rough new prizes
These are the days that must happen to you:
You shall not heap up what is called riches,
You shall scatter with lavish hand all that you earn or achieve.
However sweet the laid up stores,
However convenient the dwelling, you shall not remain there.
However sheltered the port, however calm the waters, you shall not anchor there.
However welcome the hospitality that welcomes you,
You are permitted to receive it but a little while.

Come, I give you my hand.
I give you my love more precious than money;
I give you myself before preaching and law:
Will you give me yourself?
Will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?


Every year on our anniversary, at some point during the day, my husband declares that he will renew my contract for another year. Usually it happens towards the end of the day.

Today I received this when I awoke:






As I hugged and kissed him good morning I said, "Let's do another 38."

He said,

"We'll see how it goes."

He pointed out he hadn't signed the certificate yet (but I know verbal agreements are binding ;)).

He is such a romantic.

12 comments:

  1. ....you got yourself a keeper there, Girlfriend...

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  2. What a beautiful poem to include!

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  3. Congratulations. I hope you're having a lovely day :)

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  4. Oops just realised I'm a day behind. I hope you HAD a lovely day!

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  5. it was lovely - anniversaries in the summer rock! bbq and sitting on back deck watching the full moon rise.

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  6. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you both. I am sorry it is late but my comments keep disappearing!

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  7. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you both. I am sorry it is late but my comments keep disappearing!

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    1. Thank you - sometimes mine disappear too, or else get posted multiple times - the blogosphere can be mysterious that is for sure.

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  8. belated congratulations, and what a beautiful poem!

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    1. Thank you - yes Walt Whitman is very inspiring.

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