Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Exactly twenty five years ago I was having this photo taken.
Then I got into a car and went and did this.

Then this photo was taken.

Then this one.
Then this one. Regrets? Not many, in fact most of it I would do again. Some of it I would do better, sooner, and more frequently. It turned out I made a good choice. And so did he.

I am especially aware that some others are not so lucky. My sister should be sharing this 25th anniversary year with her beloved late husband, but as she reminded me today, he would certainly want us to celebrate, even though he can't be with us.

We plan a small dinner with family and friends on Saturday night. There will be an intimate dinner a deux at a favourite French restaurant tonight. There were gifts in bed this morning. I gave him a second wedding ring in silver and a book of quotes about love and marriage. I received a silver bracelet with a heart locket, and some silver set amethyst and pearl drop earrings in a reproduction style. We have our trip planned for June. By the end of this year I will be working on a quilt for our bed (if I put it in writing you'll all have to hold me to it, OK). I have selected the pattern based on the storm at sea block, but it will be titled something related to weathering the storms and seeing the silver lining.

We are very fortunate, and feel just a bit proud of ourselves too.

So, I suspect, this year, silver will be my new style. However....this will NOT be extended to hair colouring. Just to be clear on that....OK?


Stomper Girl said...

I think that is a real achievement, and such a happy one to celebrate. Congratulations to you both.

and ps you looked gorgeous in your bridal finery. Gorgeous!

food said...

congratulation laura Jane..,proud you definitely should be! You remind me just a little of bo peep! suchh lovely pics. Hope you had a romantic night!

Anonymous said...

Oh my.
You married the same year as me, and almost the same time - mine was May 10.

I'd love to know where you had your photographs taken, where you wed and where was your reception.

persiflage said...

Congratulations. It is so good to see about things going well, especially marriages. What lovely photos, and how happy you sound. XXX

Natalie said...

Love, beauty, and good fortune... so happy to see it is lasting.

mtnchild said...

Congratulations to Husband and Wife!! 25 years together and two beautiful children.

You must have a treasure chest of memories tucked away.

Hugs to you both.

Lisa L said...

what a beautiful post! congratulations :)

Frogdancer said...

Congratulations. What an achievement!

(And OF COURSE he picked well!!!!!)

Lesley said...

Congratulations! How gorgeous you looked on the day - and still are of course.
And what's so upsetting about silver hair, huh?

Janet said...

Happy anniversary Laura Jane!

I love your frock, remember the style well and yours is a gorgeous example. Yeah, he did choose well and by the sound of it, so did you.

Kelley said...

Happy Anniversary.

Such a beautiful child bride!

Madre Adoptiva said...

Oh how wonderful! Congratulations and happy anniversary!

em.s said...

I hope Ben and I last this long :) enjoy every moment. You are still as pretty as your wedding day!

Debby said...

Oooh. My comment is not here. I just wanted to say that it is remarkable how, 25 years later, you don't look much changed. Truly. Congratulations on your anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated anniversary!