Monday, August 06, 2007

7 years (I mean 8) of wedded bliss


8* years ago, DH and I vowed to love, cherish and honour each other before our God, family and friends.

Happy memories! Dh proposed to me on the top of One Tree Hill on Waitangi day 1999. I knew he was going to ask me because he'd told me he would ask some time and that I should have an answer ready. I just didn't know exactly when it would happen. I made him wait a few seconds just to be perverse but he knew what my answer would be anyway! LOL!

I was up at 6am getting ready for the big day. Wasn't nervous at all, just happy and hoping it would all go well.

DH on the other hand was not okay. Waiting to "go down the aisle" I asked the venue manager how he was... "He's a nervous wreck"! While we said our vows he was blinking back tears, and luckily his groomsman had a hanky because he'd forgotten one! It's a memory I cherish because DH isn't very good an expressing emotions in words. I didn't cry during the ceremony but I did during my Dad's speech. *sob*

7 years isn't that long really but it feels like it's always been this way... in a good way. So much has happened and we've weathered a few storms that have happened between us and around us.

I can't say I "renew" my vows each anniversary because I made that commitment once and intend to stick to my word. But it's good to reflect.

And if we can find a baby sitter we'll go out to tea tomorrow since DH had to go to Wellington today for work and has to stay the night.

And I'm such a dork because I'm timing this post to be published at the time of our ceremony!
*Edited to get the correct number of years!!! It's 8 Doh!

16 comments:

  1. How lovely! I love that you have written this down. I love that you are still happily married. Isn't it the best feeling to know you found 'the one' and that, years, later, he's still the one? (We've been married for 18 years and I still feel like that! 18 years! OK I was a child bride!)

    Happy wedding anniversary.

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  2. I love how you timed the post to conincude with the time you got married. Thats sweet and romantic and beautiful. Happy Anniversary to you both. Seven years is good in my books, here's to many more.

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  3. Happy Anniversary, Penny!! Such a sweet post, and I think it's beautiful that you posted it at the same time you got married.
    Glad you are still so happy together - it is wonderful to still feel so in love after years together :-)
    We celebrated 8 years in May!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Aww that is so lovely. Happy aniversary to you both.

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  5. happy anniversary Penny. Hope you got to go out for dinner.

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  6. Congratulations to you and DH, and here's to many more happy years together :)

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  7. Happy Anniversary Penny. Very cool to have that written down.

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  8. Happy Anniversary Penny! Love how you relish being sentimental and emotional!It's so wonderful to have found the 'one' that still makes your heart leap after all these years!
    Wishing you a wonderful dinner date tomorrow!

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  9. Congratulations. What a romantic you are! Love that you timed the post to match your wedding time. And loved hearing about your wedding day. Happy anniversary!

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  10. Happy Anniversary! I love hearing wedding stories. Beautiful post : )

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  11. congratulations, penny! what a sweet, moving post. :)
    i think it's very sweet that you coincided your post time w/ your marriage time.
    wishing you many more years of happiness. :)

    p.s. love that pic!

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  12. Congratulations!! Lovely pic :)

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  13. Congratulations Penny and happy anniversary to both of you

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  14. glad you found another year.

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  15. LOL, Happy Anniversary! Loved reading your post!!

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  16. congrats Penny :-)

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