It was the Equinox then, too, when we gathered on that Vermont hillside and gave our hearts and hands to each other. I still marvel that we found each other in Africa in 1991, and still these many years later have stuck through thick and thin. Growing older with you is never old, beloved. Happy 11th Anniversary!
Took you home to meet the clan. You returned the favor but had many more for me to meet! In-laws and outlaws abounding could not dissuade us from planning to throw our own wedding. Engaged in 1992, wed in 1995, with over 100 wined, dined and serenaded for the price of what I earned in 6 weeks of summer teaching!
"We're out of step, we disagree / What's right for you, is wrong for me. / Together we're apart a country mile/ but I like your style...I like your style."
Each blessed day, we sweetly fill / with no I won't, and yes I will. / You wonder how we made it down the aisle / Well I liked your style...I liked your style."
One of the things that I know is absolute bedrock in our relationship is that the smaller things may put one or the other's back's up but we have each other's back when the big winds start to blow. I could never have made it through the really hard times without you, my darling. As one of your songs goes, "That's how life should be."
Without question the greatest gifts you have given me are our two children. I am in awe of these utterly unique, extraordinary little people, and your care and encouragement of them is of the finest kind. You are a terrific Mom and I learn so much from the patient and loving way you parent Emily and Elias.
And I like your style.
I like your style.