Friday, April 02, 2010

a magnolia & promises

We have this amazing magnolia that bursts with pinks and purples the first week of April every year without fail. Funny thing is that when we bought our house (April Fool's Day 2004) we didn't know it...



...until we got married two days later celebrated in Costa Rica for a full week and then came home. We turned onto our street for the first time together as husband and wife and this tree sang to us! "Welcome home! Get started on your life as one now would you?!" I get chills thinking of that moment.

The Magnolia to us is everything us.

It brings an unspeakable joy to see it blossom each year. It's a glorious tangible reminder of a covenant we took 6 years ago tomorrow.

A symbol of a relationship.

A romance.

A choice made to put the other first at all times.

A promise authored by God and made before wonderful friends and family.

And, for what we can recall, this is the first year it's come on Easter weekend which makes it extra precious.

Tonight we celebrate 6 years of our marriage union on a surprise date!

Now...if only my wife would get home from her NCAA event we could go eat!!

Check out some posts of our anniversary's from year's past...

pre-2010
2009a
2009b
2008
2007
2006 & 2005 anniversaries were P.B. - pre blog

4 comments:

Trish said...

This is such a beautiful post! How wonderful you have such an amazing treasure from nature that brings you so much joy, and is a lovely reminder of your wedding vows. Wishing you a VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, and hope you had an amazing Easter!! XOXO

designHER Momma said...

cuteness is an understatement. love you both....

Greg - Telling Dad said...

Loved the post. You have the ability to say so much in so few paragraphs...clearly a talent I haven't mastered. :) To many more wonderful years!

BlondesPoopMascara.blogspot.com said...

@Greg - Thanks. And, while I used less words, your recent anniversary post here is outstanding. Any readers of these comments must read Greg's post to his wife. [Mr. Blonde]