This is a photo at my parents' home just after we were married in the next town and came to give them the news:
Happy anniversary Bill. Je t'aime beaucoup!
" Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you'. Mature love says
'I need you because I love you.' " Erich Fromm
An addendum to this previously prepared post:
Typically we don't go out for dinner or exchange gifts or anything, we just celebrate at home with a nice dinner and champagne so there are no stresses or expectations or disappointments. I know how much he loves me regardless of how practical he is. BUT, once in awhile he totally throws me off guard and blows me away with a surprise, along with such thoughtfulness and love that I'm moved to tears. That happened today. It began with a fairly big wrapped box and what I found inside was this beautiful water fountain I had (well, we both did) so admired in a local shop months ago. They didn't have any available at the time and even the display one was sold. This piece had so captured me and I thought about it a lot, not to mention I love the sound of trickling water in our sitting room and the fountain we had had broken.
And here it is without the flash:
This is a closeup: if anyone can shed any light on this statue and symbolism please let me know.
And this wasn't all I received. Bill bought me a special little soapstone box inlaid with abalone from a fair trades shop in Delaware...not done yet...in it was a note asking me to drinks and dinner at a really nice restaurant in town which has excellent food and service - a place we only get to for special occasions once in a great while. The "darling" is an ongoing joke we have . We both love the old 30's and 40's movies and they're always calling each other "dahling" so we started doing the same.
So, after 29 years he can still surprise me and move me to tears. I think we'll make it. :)
oh, linda . . . you are going to make me cry!!! What a wonderful story all together and I so loved you addendum to the post.ReplyDelete
Special you are (and Bill too!) xoxox
Looks like you married a real romantic... Happy Anniversary to you both...and many, many, more.ReplyDelete
CONGRATULATIONS Linda & Bill for 29 wonderful years!!!!! How surprised you must have been Linda!!!!! I am so happy for both of you!!!!!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your dinner out together!!!!!
Cheers to another 29 happy years!!!!!!
Delicious pictures, I love them. Congratulations on the anniversary.ReplyDelete
WOWW, 29 years!. Congratulations, Linda!. Sweet couple and endearing love :).ReplyDelete
How wonderful, Linda! And we too got married without telling anyone so that really spoke to me too! Lots of CONGRATULATIONS to both of you and I wish you many more happy years to come.ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary! You've moved me to tears with your beautiful post, sigh!ReplyDelete
HOW perfectly wonderful! Congratulations and Enjoy! Kristin xoReplyDelete
What a wonderful anniversary. I hope you two have many more happy years together. Your gifts are wonderful too! Thank you so much for your comment. Reading it has inspired me to be more active!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful week!
SO precious! Happy anniversary!ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary!!! how super sweet.....beautiful post!!!!ReplyDelete
THank you for sharing your love story. We all need to hear about the good ones! Congratulations!ReplyDelete