Today is my seventh wedding anniversary. I've been very lucky to have been married to a wonderful man for the last seven years. He "gets" me, quirks and all! Supports me too! I couldn't ask for better.
That being said, our wedding day wasn't our date of choice.
He'd proposed one April in my living room as the children surrounded us. It wasn't just me getting married but a blending of two families. The ring he asked me with, was his grandparents wedding set. His grandparents were very special to him. He spoke often about them, remembrances of his visits with his grandmother at her home up in Clare or of the workshop his grandfather had. So we'd decided to honor them with the same date, September 18th. Of course as a teacher, I'd been required to be back in school before that date and my administrators didn't really feel it was a good idea for me to take time off in September right after school began.
I saw their side but felt hurt that we couldn't honor that day...when it came time for my first wedding anniversary, we did something special. We had a special band made to go with the wedding ring set. Now the engagement ring sat between the diamond band and a sapphire band to commemorate my husband's family. Each time I look at it, I think about how fortunate I am to have a husband who doesn't sweat the small stuff, like a date on a calendar...but shows me in the best way that he loves me.
I'd love to hear from you what customs you brought into your special day. Was it a date? The dress? A color? What did you do to make your day about more than just the two of you?
8/7/2013 03:09:10 pm
Happy Anniversary! Beautiful story. Yes, as teachers we're pretty bound by the school calendar. Good thing your hubby understood.
8/8/2013 06:18:29 am
I am still disappointed that I couldn't take those four days off, but it is what it is. I'm so fortunate he understands. :)
8/7/2013 03:32:11 pm
Our anniversary is Valentine's Day. We've made it special by celebrating the holiday with our daughters, dinner either out or in, and then we celebrate our anniversary that weekend by going away. :)
8/8/2013 06:19:23 am
Valentine's Day would be a wonderful anniversary. It sounds like you really make it a celebration!
8/7/2013 11:59:38 pm
Aw! So sweet. Happy Annversery!
8/8/2013 06:20:41 am
Thanks Lacey. We have plans to go away for a couple of nights to an old hotel next week. Between our anniversary and both birthdays within a month of each other, we try to do something special.
8/8/2013 05:58:47 am
What a wonderful remembrance, Melissa. Happy anniversary.
8/8/2013 06:21:34 am
Thanksgiving sounds like a wonderful day to celebrate. I'm glad that everyone in your family is following tradition.
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