April 26, 2009
Show and Tell
This is--and, God willing, will be--the only paparazzo shot taken of me in my life.
In the hours before the busy-ness and bustle of our wedding, Todd and I spent some time alone together in the courtyard where the ceremony would take place. We talked and laughed and mostly just grinned giddily at each other. Cheesy romantic that he is, Todd sang me a song he had written on his guitar.
Unbeknownst to the two of us, one of the photographers stole behind some bushes and snuck a few shots. They are some of my favorites from the day. No posing, no awareness of being seen. Just us.
Yesterday we went out to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our anniversary was actually a few weeks ago--8 years on the 8th--but the logistics of babysitting and such pushed our celebration out a bit. I am not terribly sappy and neither of us makes much fuss about our anniversary. But it is so good once a year to step back and remember how we began, to be grateful for where we have come. To have found somene who shares your mind on parenting and career, on God and purpose, on marriage and partnership, is a lucky thing indeed. And like that afternoon in the courtyard, like across the restaurant table last night, worthy of a little giddy grinning now and then.
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