Thursday, May 24, 2007

A love letter

Dear Sweet Man of Mine,

11 years ago this month we fell in love. 10 years ago today we got hitched.

Can you believe it?

I don't know if it feels longer or shorter. Sometimes I feel as if I just blinked, sometimes I can't remember life before...

What a funny pair we are. You gave me new potatoes and I gave you pesto. You gave me bluegrass and I gave you Paul Simon.

We have bought 2 houses and had 2 children. I wonder if those numbers will change again in 10 years?

We have fought.We have made up. We will do it all over again next week.

We have been to the movies and church and therapy and Alaska.
You bake bread, I spread glitter.


We are still friends with everyone in our wedding party. We talk to 90% of them weekly. That amazes me. Do you know what kind of gift that is to me, the girl with the semi-nomadic childhood? To be able to look back on a picture from our wedding 10 years ago and still know those people and see those people and love those people is a miraculous thing to me. And we have added so many more to that Pile of People That We Love, that if we were married today I would have to stand in the audience because the stage couldn't hold everyone that holds our hearts.



10 years we looked out from our hotel room and saw a band playing at Riverfest. And now you are playing Riverfest... 10 years later you are still cool babe, maybe cooler than ever.
I fell in love with and married a musician, and if that means the shutters don't get replaced this year, or the yard doesn't win any awards, that's OK... I'll be fine, as long as I always get to hear you play, and I love how much you love to play, it makes my heart so happy.
So here we go again, another year ahead complete with wishes and dreams and bills and housecleaning. And there is no way to know what surprises we are walking into next. What exactly the future holds...but I do know, just like I knew that day a decade ago, that whatever is ahead it will all be OK, as long as we were together. After all, so far so good...
Love always,
Ms. J

9 comments:

  1. Awwwwwwwww! Thanks, hon!

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  2. o how murk!! you made me get all misty eyed.

    and omg i was so tan and skinny in that wedding pic.

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  3. You two are such a sweet couple. Hope you come to Juneau again one day.

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  4. I'm glad he gave you bluegrass! Can't wait to see the show tonight!

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  5. I must have subconsiously known it was your anniversary ~ I was thinking of your wedding just this morning.

    I was honored to be a part of your wedding & am honored to be your friend today, some 20 years later. And in case I never told you before, you & Nate coming up to be in my wedding when you were about to be homeless is one of the most amazing & selfless things anyone has ever done for me.

    Here's to your next 10 years!
    TG

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  6. That is so sweet! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Rosemary

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  7. Congrats to you and your sweet hubby. I can feel the love all the way over here!

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  8. I love your thoughts about your sweet loving husband. Being your mom I am always amazed at how you two get along. Life is tough. You got a good one.

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