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