Saturday, December 08, 2007

On This Day...

...six years ago, Brian and I were married.



Happy Anniversary, honey.



From iHusband:
Those pictures are nice. Look at how quickly we move without children. Almost ninja-like.

Six years ago, we shook hands with 4.3 million people (most of them, I'm convinced, we will never see again) and ate really fancy finger foods while a big band played and I wore rented clothes. This weekend, we ate hot dogs and watched "Transformers" because I am actually eight years old.

Six years ago, I thought romance was the product of a carefully orchestrated environment where every detail was "right." Our wedding felt a bit like a coronation ceremony. A full six years into the Erickson kingdom, stepping over (and occasionally on) toys, waking up at 5:30am to pour orange juice into sippy cups, and both being exhausted at the end of a very normal day, I've realized that genuine romance thrives despite the details.

A nice wedding is tough to pull off. A good marriage is grace beyond measure.

8 comments:

Babs said...

Awwh....sigh. big smile.

Beth said...

Congratulations to two of my most favorite people. My hope is that some day I'm just as infected as you with love, adoration, and appreciation. Cheers!

am & js said...

6 years already??! happy anniversary! you are more of an example to us than you realize...we love you!!!

mer said...

wow - you both are beautiful inside and out and make me cry.
love you

neda said...

happy anniversary!! i remember your day like it was yesterday. we'd be lucky if a fraction of your individual and collective wonderfulness in marriage rubs off on us! love and miss you both.

neda said...

happy anniversary!! i remember your day like it was yesterday. we'd be lucky if a fraction of your individual and collective wonderfulness in marriage rubs off on us! love and miss you both.

Mel said...

happy anniversary! and one year later you took such great part in our "coronation"

bessie gave me your blog info. your children are beautiful. we think of you often when we reflect back on our wedding.

hope to keep in touch.

I, Mollie said...

Thank you - all of you!