Saturday, July 4, 2009

Six Years ago today...

It was incredibly hot. I was hanging out in a hotel room with my three sisters, Mum and Nuka. Things were quite relaxed. Well I should say I was quite relaxed. There was a buzz of activity around me as we finished off the lunch sent to our room by my husband-to-be. My Mum took me into the bathroom and began doing my hair, while my eldest sister proceeded to do my make-up. I was helped into my dress, my Mum and siblings left and my Dad arrived to escort myself and Nuka to the chapel.

Yup, Craig and i have been married for six years today. On that day not so long ago, and yet it feels like an eternity has gone by since (In a good way!), we were in Fiji at the Sheraton resort ready to say our vows in front of my family and Nuka and begin our lives together as husband and wife. During the ceremony, this was read out;

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.

You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.

Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another but make not a bond of love:

Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.

Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,

Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.

For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together, yet not too near together:

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

Which is of course from The Prophet. I promised to love and cherish Craig forever. I looked into his eyes and saw adoration and love.

And six years later, after chronic illness, infertility and the birth of twins?

I didn't know it was possible to love him even more then that day overlooking the sandy beach promising to be with him forever. But it is. And I do. How amazing is that?

Today, I woke up and looked into his eyes, and it was still there. Love and adoration. I am one lucky, blessed girl. I love you Craig xxoo

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that's so lovely. Congratulations and here's to many more years like that.

    I can't wait till I get back and help organise your renewal of your vows so I can see it for myself :)

    I was thinking the other day that your anniversary must have been coming up and that time has flown as the boys are nearly 4.

    You guys are an inspiration to me and I'm sure many people around you.