Sunday, October 14, 2007

Happy Anniversary

Twelve years ago today, Lady Di foolishly said, "I do", standing next to me in a church in Eagan, Mn. It's hard to believe that it has been twelve years already.

I remember that it was a sunny day with a strong, cold, autumn wind. All of our family and friends were there. Our nieces and nephews were so much younger then. When I think of that, it seems long ago. And yet, not too long ago. Everyone else has changed, but I don't feel that we have. Lady Di is still as beautiful now as she was on that past October day. Our family has grown by two since then. It's hard to remember a time without the kids, but it's as though they were there on that day too.

When Lady Di and I were married, we really became one. When the kids came, they became one with us also. It is difficult to separate a part of you, just because memory says you should.

Am I the same person I was before that day in October? Am I the same person now? I don't know if life changes one, or if life adds to one. Is a person the sum of his experiences, or do his experiences change and shape who he is? The answer will not be found by me.

I just know that looking back on our wedding day brings back memories of, not only what we did, but who we were. I believe that we are still, essentially, the same people. Everything and everyone else around us has changed. In my mind, we are still two young kids in love. I just hope that Lady Di remains foolish enough to stay with me. I love you Honey. Happy Anniversary.

4 comments:

delightful-d said...

LB:
Happy Anniversary!
My Love for you grows deeper each day!
Thank you for writing such beautiful words.
I Love You!

Casdok said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Belated happy anniversary!

Darren said...

Happy anniversary!

lkc_lai said...

Happy Anniversary my dear,

You are great husband and daddy. I think you should have a lot of "wonderful life" which you are willing to share with us.

Today I just come back for work after took long vacation for raya aidilfitri.

During this raya, I can differential when we have child and wife. My wife busied with cooking and myself busy chasing danish.

It is a tired celebration we have after we married and have danish. However, there is a lot of happiness behind it. Look at this little young boy running here and there. I do not how to describe it but to a mum or dad. We are pround of generation even through how nasty of this child.

Friend, this is the power of marriage. One more time I on behalf of Malaysian wish you Happy anniversary to you and your family.

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