My Birthday Gift

Last week was my birthday, and per my norm fairly uneventful but pleasant. My dear husband gave me these beautiful roses and reminded me yet again that I am impossible to shop for. He did ask the florist to take off the tacky necklace that was attached and made sure they were fresh so they would last longer than a day. He knows me so well. Then today I was fiddling with some pic’s and ran downstairs and passed these guys, and to admit a downfall in my photography ability I have been having a heck of a time figuring our how to shoot rings in flowers and get them as crisp as I would like, so I thought lets do some practising. So I took off the first gift ever given to me by my husband my wedding ring and started some practice shots. Now when my brides get married their rings are shiny polished and usually better than mine by a long shot. So as I am bemoaning this well worn ring I start to remember that time when we were young newly engaged and starting on our life together, as many of my clients are. It was a short courtship we met became friends and were engaged before we ever dated. In matter of 4 mths we were married and within the year we had our first son. It was such a whirlwind I don’t think I took much time to savor it all. But today as I thought for that brief moment of how I wished we had appreciated that time together I had one of those moments sweep over me where I was reminded that we had that moment and now we have this one. The established well worn marriage where it may not be new and fresh but it is stronger firmer and greater than I ever thought it could be. All those years ago I thought I could never love him more has become but a small amount to what I feel now. We have survived some major obstacles thrown in our direction we have seen some good marriages fall. But we are still together a little careworn our hairs a mess but it’s ok life happens. I am thankful for the family I have for a husband who will probably never get me lavish gifts but will always love me no matter my many flaws. I think I have it all. But don’t tell them that I like to keep them guessing. So excuse the not so pretty ring in the flowers but it is mine and it was picked exspecially for me by a young man with all the love in his heart.

Cris - May 13, 2009 - 6:38 am

Aww.. You’re lucky to have a very sweet husband though he could’ve given you more to compliment the roses. The pictures are great, by the way.

clauss house - May 13, 2009 - 7:22 pm

I just wrote a comment and it deleted it…anyway- mark got you some very beautiful flowers both in the pictures and in person! I meant to bring you some cupcake pops that I made for your bday-I suck, dangit! Well they weren’t soo pretty anyway, next time they’ll be better and I’ll bring you some for sure!

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