Tuesday, September 23, 2008

eight years

Eight years ago, I stood at the back of a tiny country church and fussed with my veil and tried to peer around the corner. I thought if I could see you, the knot in my stomach and all the butterflies in my tum would fly away.

I was on the wrong side of the church to peek, though. My brother must have thought that I was trying to send him a coded message, and nearly blew my cover by starting toward me. The organist caught his movement out of the corner of her eye and fumbled a few notes. When she tried to see what he was doing, most of the first few pews turned around and....well, I nearly ruined the beginning of my wedding.

(Oh, and you? Were white. And uneasy-looking. But you shot me the sweetest smile as I started up the aisle....)

Happy Anniversary, hon.


There's no one I'd rather have done this with than you.
Shall we go for another eight?

33 comments:

womaninawindow said...

Lovely! Lovely, lovely, lovely. and look at those smiles! Happy eight!

Loth said...

What a nice post! At our wedding, my husband didn't even look at me as I came up the aisle, he was so nervous. The minister had to tell him to say hello! (That was 16 years ago. He's loosened up a bit since)

Away2me (Deanna) said...

Happy anniversary!

twolimeleaves said...

That's sweet :) You were a ravishing bride!

Badger said...

Aw! Happy anniversary!

Elizabeth said...

Happy anniversary!
That's a great photo.

barbra said...

Happy Anniversary! What a nice little moment to reflect upon today.

DD said...

You both look so sweet! Happy Anniversary!

jenontheedge said...

Awww, happy anniversary!

the mama said...

you guys are disgustingly adorable. happy anniversary! i'll raise my glass to another 8 for you both!

p.s. i love your pearls! very classic.

metro mama said...

Happy anniversary!

blackbird said...

Happy day to both of you!

Jeanette said...

Happy Anniversary

witchypoo said...

Congratulations! You look so lovely. May you have many, many more anniversaries together.

Vacant Uterus said...

Happy Anniversary! What a lovely pair you make!

meggie said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations.

mamatulip said...

Happy Anniversary! Loved this...

Major Bedhead said...

Happy anniversary!

What a lovely post....

wblmom said...

Happy belated Anniversary!!
I am happy you are so happy, sounds like it has been a great 8 for you and your husband, keep up the good work .

Isabelle said...

Aww - Happy Anniversary yesterday. You look so happy. Glad you still are.

velcro said...

awww. Happy anniversary Jess

Spanglish said...

You are a gorgeous bride. Happy anniversary!!

coastrat said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, JESSE! MAY YOU HAVE MANY MORE.

Stomper Girl said...

Happy Anniversary. What a gorgeous bride and groom you were. And you made it through the 7 year itch too, well done.

Sweet Coalminer said...

Happy Anniversary!

Molly said...

Lovely you both are!I can't remember much about my wedding. Nerves were the order of the day...And besides, the memory goes first, and I have to reach back a lot further than you for those memories! Happy next eight to the pair of you!

Molly said...

Lovely you both are!I can't remember much about my wedding. Nerves were the order of the day...And besides, the memory goes first, and I have to reach back a lot further than you for those memories! Happy next eight to the pair of you!

apathy lounge said...

Awww! Happy Anniversary to you both!

crazymumma said...

Having met you I would go for a lifetime.

Congratulations!

Mike said...

Congrats. You've gotten over the seven year itch...

beagle said...

Congrats! Gorgeous photo! Love is a beautiful thing!

Caro said...

Happy belated anniversary. Great picture.

Sarah Louise said...

happy belated anniversary.

1,2,3..."AWWWWWW!"