Wednesday, October 15, 2008

the Fifth dance...



Last night, my husband and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary...a few days late, yes..but we celebrated all the same. The day had come and gone so quickly hand in hand with another wedding. Well not just another wedding. ..a really fun, elegant, dreamy 300 person wedding and so of course my husband and I decided our anniversary would never know if we postponed it until the weekend was over and opted to sort escort cards and tie ribbons until late into the night.

Surprisingly, I didn't feel as if I missed out on anything at all. I got to sit and spend time talking with my husband who never complained. I also decided that spending time tying ribbons and sorting cards with this man was a gift of its own... because what husband, other than an amazingly supportive husband, would make me feel that anything that was important to me was important to him, even if it were tying ribbons and sorting cards.

Dinner was on the water at Jake's last night. I wore my dress, the one I wore after the ceremony on our wedding day...just as I do every year, the same one I wore when I heard him first sing the song he wrote to me. It was a gorgeous night and I stared at him wondering how 5 years passed so quickly. He reminded me that we would be together for a googol years . I actually learned what a googol was for the first time(10 to the 1ooth power, maybe you already knew that)....but that's a really long time.

After hula pie, we headed for home picking up our sleepy kids on the way. Sleepy definitely equaled grumpy. By the time we were back, Milla was crying and not wanting to fall back asleep, Finn was screaming that he didn't want to wear pull-ups to bed and that he was a big boy and the trash needed to be taken out for the morning and the dishes needed to be done. Every ounce of romance quickly flew out the window. I hung up my dress and searched for something comfortable...and by something comfortable I mean warm pajama bottoms and my husband's T-shirt. Soon enough though the kids were asleep and we were exhausted. In all the chaos, we had forgotten our dance.

In pajamas, my husband grabbed my hand to dance our first dance for the fifth time. There in our bedroom, among toys on the floor, he held me close and twirled me to our song as I tried to regain some dance moves from the year before. He's always been a better dancer than me. I felt as if I was in my wedding dress again, staring in to his eyes as everything else disappeared around us. Suddenly a googol didn't seem like such a long time. Happy anniversary husband. You still sweep me off my feet. I love you.

13 comments:

Jenna said...

Such a beautiful, nostalgic post. I imagine a life much the same for myself. I can only hope to fit into my dress 5 years from now as well :)

miggy said...

Happy Anniversary you two. Wow...5 years.

caroline said...

i seriously started to tear up when i read that. i think i'm getting soft in my old age. i love you both more than i can say - and your life together is one i hope to achieve someday. i miss you so much!

Keri said...

That was beautiful!! You guys are awesome. Heather you are a gifted writer too (among all your other talents) We need to get together sometime. I can't believe how quickly time passes.

Justin Hackworth said...

Your story gave me chills. Beautiful. Congratulations, Heather. You're amazing.

Autumn said...

Ding dong call me next time you go to Jakes!
I can at least get you a free hula pie!
That beach is where Brett and I got married, beautiful!
Happy 5, wow time flies!!

I'm Natalie. said...

That totally made me cry! I love it. Happy anniversary guys!

Aimee said...

Heather, I always wanted my brother to marry someone that would love and appreciate him more than me. I am glad that it is you he chose. You both support and love one another in an exquisite way. You are both very blessed to be with one another. I admire the goodness in each of you. Happy Anniversary to two of my favorite people.

Trizzle said...

Beautiful words from a Beautiful Woman. You forgot to mention that not only am I a better dancer but also a better gift giver:) I love you too.

Vicki Lynne said...

It's 6am and I have tears in my eyes as I read your posts. You two are the best! Love, Mom

Alison said...

CRYING

the batts said...

my eyes are a little misty right now...it was good to see you on saturday...milla is so cute.you are so amazing heather.

brit.brit.brit said...

i don't know you...my friend told me to check out your blog.. and after reading this.. i too was in tears..
can i just say..you're the luckiest girl in the world. to have a husband that supports you in what you love..and even twirls you!dang girl don't let him get away.