Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"Just Married"

Two years ago today, Pynchon and I were married in Jamaica, in a ceremony at the end of a long walk on a short pier, in blazing morning sunshine, surrounded by ocean and pink carnations and a gaggle of raucous Welsh tourists.

It was the happiest day of my life, except for the fact that the canned music was Pachabel's Canon in D, which I simply cannot abide. Oh well: in the video, it's been dubbed over with Kenny G. On the official documents, I am listed as a 'spinster' to Pynchon's 'bachelor'. It took us the whole week of our 'weddingmoon' to finish eating the cake.

Happiest day of my life.

In this pic, it's about 1pm -- the wedding is over, I'm drunk on champagne, and we each can't help but stare at our rings. Married! Forever! Incredible ...

Best decision I ever made, and every day I try to live up to the hope that this marriage represents, the faith we've placed in each other to partner for life, and now to bear and raise children. How can anyone love me and trust me so much to undertake such momentous doings? How? I am in awe of the love this new family is bringing me. My husband. My love. Our daughter. How can I ever hope to repay, to deserve, this bounty?

Tonight we exchanged cards and looked over all our wedding photos, all the photos from Jamaica. We added commentary, embrodering our computer slideshow with details--remember that crazy wild cat? oh, you got so sick on the snorkeling boat! gosh, it was sooo hot--just amazed at what we did and what we've done since.

Best decision I ever made.

Happiest I've ever been.

Thank you, Pynchon, for loving me so much, and bringing out the very best in me.


slouching mom said...

Awww...there's not much else to say but that. Congrats.

Mad Hatter said...

Ah yes, I am remembering the sweet, sweet little "mimifreak" of yore. I had forgotten that "awwwww" part of you. How lovely to see it on display here.

Happy anniversary.

Alpha DogMa said...

Congrats. Marriage - what a wonderful wild adventure it is.

Tomorrow is our seventh wedding anniversary! Most of our remembrances include, "Remember how the hotel booked our parents into rooms adjoining our honeymoon suite?"

Our raucous tourists were Korean. They took about a 1000 pictures of me in my wedding dress.

cinnamon gurl said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds lovely!

Beck said...

Happy anniversary!

Jenifer said...

Happy Anniversary!

I feel so old we will be 10 years this September and we have been together even longer - first date November 1, 1992.

I love looking at our wedding photos there is just something so special in those moments.

Best wishes!

nomotherearth said...

Happy anniversary! Sorry I wasn't here to say it yesterday. I still look at my ring that way, for the record.

Omaha Mama said...

Sniff. That was so sweet.

I try to keep that spirit alive. It will be six years for me in June (yikes!) and hubby told me I didn't need to get him cards anymore because he's not sentimental and doesn't get into them like I do. This, after spending how much time in the past 7 years picking out the perfect card and writing the perfect sentiment! Men!

Oh oops, look at me, ruining the perfect lovey romance post. Happy for you. Going to give a little love to the hubby tonighta after reading all of those great sparky words. It is great when you realize that marriage doesn't kill the butterflies in your stomach, isn't it? Thanks for the uplift. :0)

Her Bad Mother said...

Day late, dollar short, but still - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

Cherish the love.

crazymumma said...

Happy Anniversary. And to many more years of love and happiness!

NotSoSage said...

Happy (belated) Anniversary! Everyone should feel so blessed.

kittenpie said...

Aw, happy anniversary, you two!
It's so nice to look back on these things each year, isn't it, and reminisce about where we are and where we've been?