Monday, 24 November 2008

Big Days

Sometimes I forget important days but I think that has a lot to do with the way I was brought up.

My sister and I have birthdays 9 days apart in January. I am 1 year and nine days older than she. At the time my sister was born, my brother was not yet 3. That is a lot of diapers in a very very short time span. (Several other sisters followed after us, but there was some time between the other girls.) There were some birthdays where we had a friend over for dinner or a sleep over, but sometimes, we shared a birthday in between our birthdays. Birthdays were marked and counted but were not big splashy celebrations.

I'm still not into big splashy celebrations. For my birthday, I like taking a day of quiet contemplation, of reflection, of doing some of my favourite things, like watching a movie and having popcorn with real butter on it. For other days, I like a nice dinner out.


Today is my 29th wedding anniversary. We are going out to dinner tonite to mark the occasion, and I am looking forward to it. We wouldn't have to go out to dinner, it would have been OK if you forgot (which you did not). Those things are not what I hold so dear.

What matters today, what I am celebrating close in my heart is not that today is our anniversary, but that I have been lucky enough to spend all those other days in between, with you.

Happy Anniversary, Mr. Needles.




7 comments:

Mr. Needles said...

Back at you Mrs. Needles. See you Tonight.

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Anonymous said...

Very beautiful sentiments. Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a great dinner.

amy

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you both!

mostlylurking

Anonymous said...

So if Mr Needles has a sign on, does he have a blog too? GD

Mr. Needles said...

No GD, I'm the quiet type. :)

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karen said...

Hey, congratulations!!

dmd said...

Belated congratulations on your anniversary.