Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Happy 5:th Anniversary, my love!

My darling M:
Five years ago, around this time, I had spent the night at my father's house. My childhood home.
You slept at our place because we had this idea that being separate for the night would be cool. (It mainly made it impossible for me to sleep, without you beside me.)
I was sitting at the hairdresser's, trying to keep my story (that I was attending a wedding as a guest) straight while she fixed my hair. We'd kept our wedding an almost-secret since we set a date, 3 months earlier (on Valentine's Day) and I was all giddy.
I finally cracked and told the hairdresser that I was in fact attending a wedding, but as the bride, not a guest. She got a bit more nervous then... (But she did a brilliant job and I kept going back to her for as long as we lived back at our old place.)

Afterwards, my sister drove me back home and ran into the apartment for my dress while I waited in the car. The sky just OPENED and there was this crazy hail storm. That's when I got nervous, for the first time.
...but it cleared up and the sky was blue, albeit windy, when we tied the knot at Gäddenäs Udde, among pines, mossy rocks and our closest family.

If I could do it all over again, I would - but not because I have any regrets. Just because I'd love to live that day again. It was wonderful and when I close my eyes, I can still see you standing there, waiting for me, dressed up and so handsome, with my bouquet over your arm...!

I wish I could say that I still love you as much today as I did when we first met but that wouldn't be true. See, I love you so much more. You have grown and evolved. I have too. We have gone through so much. I'm no longer as naive or as stubborn. You're not the brat you used to be.
You're a part of me, and I can't imagine my life without you.
I don't ever want to try.

I love you more than words can say.
/your wife



Using Crate Paper from the April Nook kit plus Petaloo flowers.

21 sweethearts left feedback:

Marinette said...

Gorgeous! A very beautiful love declaration♥♥

AnnaB said...

Oooo, så fantastiskt vackert! Stort grattis på er dag!

Annelie said...

Underbart!!!

Laurence said...

so moving, it's wonderful, the text and the page !

Jånna said...

Så fantastiskt fint! Både texten och layouten!

Nat said...

What a beautiful love story. I'm not the type to cry over the sweet stuff, but I sure got a lump in my throat just now reading this. The part about loving your husband more, it touched my heart. Oh and cute LO too.

Annika said...

Underbart! Så vackert! Sån kärlek! <3 Grattiskramar!

Anna said...

Awww! *teary*

Maja Stokk / eyovine said...

Å här sitter jag och gråter.... så vackert skrivet och stort grattis till er =) Underbar layout också då förstås.

Kramiz Maja

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful story, beautiful lo.... Happy anniversary!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

WOW! What a beautiful story. I wish you many more years of happiness. You know what ..? I can tell you that 13 years after being married I feel so much more for DH than I ever did ..That feeling never dies unless you let it :) Congrats :)

Lilith Eeckels said...

Wonderful story, and what a fabulous layout (pinned it onto the crate board!!). Happy anniversary!

Kali said...

waouuu beautiful layout !!!

Sherri said...

Seriously the most romantic post I may ever have read. Sooo sweet Z. Thank you for sharing your love letter with all of us. I celebrate the two of you today. Marriage is a wonderfully, challenging, joy-filled, roller-coaster of a way to do this life together. I am so happy for both of you. Bless you both today xo

scrappin_in_AK said...

congratulations - what a beautiful story and page

Silvercrona said...

Aj labbs u, Elliot Olsson!

Diane Payne said...

Awe, a beautiful layout to go with a beautiful love story! Happy Anniversary!

Deanna said...

LOVE that story Z! I have the chills right now. So sooo sweet! Amazing page too! Look how young you are! happy Anniversary!

Alex said...

Ok, jag kan gråta för mindre! *tårögd* Så vackert. Så romantiskt. Så äkta. Älskar att läsa dina ord. Tack för att du delar med dig av din kärlek!

Älskar layouten också så klart :-) Speciellt hur du gjorde din titel. Så fiffigt! O ni är bara för sööööta på den bilden! ♥

Mrs Frizz said...

gulp - beautiful - that brought tears, real tears.

Happy anniversary.

alexandra s.m. said...

Dear Zarah,

I love to read all of your posts but this is an especially moving one! Thank You for sharing and I will remember that your anniversary is one day after mine ;-)

I adore your page!! Stunning in every way!

Greetings from paris~