The end of September just seems to keep getting crazier and crazier. I always have dreams of a big anniversary celebration – a big vacation (a second honeymoon in Moorea would be divine but I know that’s probably a few years away) or at least a night away in a hotel – but then life always seems to have other plans for us. This year’s “other plans” involved the joyful welcoming of my newest nephew to the world. I wouldn’t have traded that for anything… I am SO happy to have him in our lives.
So instead of going away for the weekend we had family time and Ben and I got a few hours to ourselves on Sunday to have a lazy lunch on the beach and go for a walk. It’s funny how this paradise can be right next door all along but you just drive right by without stopping… as we were walking along I remember thinking how beautiful it all is, and how people in other parts of the country might dream of a walk on one of our sandy shores… yet here we are just a few miles away every day of our lives. Pretty darn lucky if I do say so myself.
We finished up the day with a drive up the coast and a stop in my favorite coffee shop for a bit of an afternoon treat.
When I think about the fact that this is our sixth anniversary, it somehow seems impossible. Our wedding is like this glimmering moment in the distant past… so many million lifetimes ago… how much has changed. I cannot remember what life was like before we were together. I’m not me without my love. We are part of a unit, a family, a life we’ve built together. How could so much have happened in just six short years? If so much has happened in the last few years I simply can’t imagine what is coming in the next six – or sixty for that matter.
I love you so, my dear. I cannot imagine my life without you and without our family. Happy anniversary, here is to everything that’s next. I’m so glad you’ll be by my side through it all.
(wedding photo by the image is found)