Saturday, February 26, 2011

grateful for...eleven

it's been eleven years that hubby & I have been married. As each anniversary comes around we can't help but look back, reminisce on how it all came to be.  Looking at photos, surrounded by our dearest friends & family.  We have a chuckle about how we 'hooked up'.  He asked me to dance at a reunion ball, I thought it was a pity dance, he couldn't believe I said yes.  I was forever single, waiting for my prince, he had just ended a relationship.  And right there on the dance floor, a surprising & unexpected magic...

Months passed & we came together again at a mutual friends birthday, went for a drive admired the stars, watched the sunrise holding hands, and talked all night but still had never kissed.  A couple of months on & we made sure we sought each other out at a christmas do.  We kissed & made a dinner date for the following night, boxing day 1993.  I almost cancelled, the weather was atrocious, my car not so reliable, and my nerves were getting the better of me, but in the end I went, and my parents didn't see me again for 3 days!  I called them from a local phone booth assured them I was fine, more than fine, in love!  Eighteen years on, and 11 years married, 3 beautiful, beautiful children, a life by the sea & we are happy...
Happy Anniversary beautiful husband, you are my world... 

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21 comments:

  1. Beautiful story! Happy anniversary to you and your prince.

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  2. I love stories such as this :)
    Hope you and your Prince have a wonderful Anniversary!!
    xx

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  3. Oh, Mel! That's such a gorgeous story. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I hope you have a little moment together and alone to celebrate it! J x

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  4. Happy Anniversary! So lovely to hear your story.

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  5. Love your story. Happy Anniversary.

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  6. Beautiful!! And gorgeous and lovely too. Happy, happy anniversary to you two lovebirds, hope you get to do something special xo

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  7. happy anniversary! Eleven years - pretty impressive (did you do something exciting last year??)
    have a *really* great weekend
    xxxCate

    PS: nice to see what you look like btw :-)

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  8. No wonder we all fall in love with chick flicks..it seems there are so many good {for real} stories out there that story tellers won't have problems for years creating movies! Congratulations on eleven good years!!

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  9. You are beautiful Mel -
    Happy Anniversary!!!XX

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  10. What a lovely story! happy happy happy anniversary - such a wonderful reason to celebrate :O)

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  11. Hej Mel

    How wonderful!
    Congratualtions!
    May the sun always shine on your marriage
    LOVE PEACE enJOY
    Julie
    x

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  12. What a great love story you have there. Happy Anniversary to you both!

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  13. Such a beautiful romance. Happy anniversary to you both. x

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  14. I just knew your love story would be sweet and magical!!!

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  15. Fab story. Happy Anniversary!

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  16. Gorgeous! Happy, happy anniversary to the two of you.

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  17. Happy Anniversary darl. How quick that has gone and yet it feels like yesterday. You look just as much in love now as you did on that beautiful day.

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  18. Happy, happy anniversary! What a great story---and what a lovely bride.

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  19. congrats! Love is a beautiful, inspired thing!

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  20. That is a HECK of a story! (your poor parents - hope that call came sooner rather than later). Happy anniversary clever couple.

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  21. the photos are wonderful and you paint a wonderful picture...happy happy anniverasary . Here's to the forever ever after....i think it's destiny

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