Well I don't know how it happened but it looks like Sherby and I have both forgotten our wedding anniversary again. We don't always remember it. I think we forgot it two years ago, but remembered that last year was our 10th and renewed our vows, and then forgot it again this year. So let's make it two family birthdays and our wedding anniversary that I've forgotten over the past six weeks. Things aren't looking good for the final two birthdays this month people.
Anyway, it was on Sunday and it's funny because although we didn't do anything special on Sunday, I'd said to Sherby that night what a lovely day it had been. I think because it was cold and he had a great fire going and we were all home and happy, it was just a really lovely day.
And then yesterday I remembered, and so did he. He's very good at remembering the date we met too. I remember everything about that day, but not always the date. Are you enjoying this post?
I love how Joan Didion says in her book The Year of Magical Thinking, "Marriage is memory, marriage is time."
Marriage is all sorts of things, but isn't it memory and time?
|Love this too, having a good old pash on the dance floor on our wedding day. Felix you will find this so embarrassing, avert your little eyes!|
This is what I remember about our wedding day Sherb. I remember being six months pregnant with Felix and crying when I saw my bouquet of roses and tulips for the first time. I remember gorgeous Ruby in her green stripey flower girl dress, the age Clementine is now. I remember saying my vows in Dutch so your parents and family would truly understand my commitment to you without translation. I remember standing in the kitchen of the house we rented at the beach, in my pink wedding dress, while you and I prepared Ruby's meds. Because even though it was our wedding night, she still needed her meds. I remember feeling very safe and loved by you. And I remember dancing our first married dance to our favourite Archie song, the one we used to play all the time in Amsterdam.
"Hold me darling, till I grow old."
- Archie Roach, Love in the Morning.
Here's to another year darling Sherb. Ik hou van jou vriendje. And a happy birthday to you too xx