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.


Mr. Needles said...

Back at you Mrs. Needles. See you Tonight.


Anonymous said...

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


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you both!


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. :)


karen said...

Hey, congratulations!!

dmd said...

Belated congratulations on your anniversary.