Monday, September 8, 2008

Us, Then

It's a god day for a little looking back. And ahead. I find myself, amazingly, more hopeful than I was on our wedding day. For quite a while this year, I felt that our shiny newlywed promise had been ripped out of our hands. Now I'm okay with the promise we have instead. That we absolutely can get through the icky stuff, that our love will sustain us and grow in - not be diminished by - hard times. And with all of this under our belts, I am positive that there is so much good ahead of us.

Mark's working late tonight. So we'll just be taking a few moments together, reading some words that we tucked away over a year ago, and, oh yes, getting the candy bars out of quarantine.

I'm also more grateful today for what a wonderful wedding day we have to look back on. We would not have that without so many people. Our families, our wedding party, the friends who got on airplanes, the friends who stayed late, the friends who showed up smiling, the friends who showed up with video equipment - you are all a part of our story forever. We love you.


Steve and Kelley said...

CONGRATS!!! To oodles and oodles and oodles more anniversaries and happy times!

Lindsay said...

Happy First Anniversary! :D

slvrtre said...

Happy 1st. They get better and better each year. Just ask us, tomorrow we celebrate our 40 1st.

Mom & Dad

amalthea said...

"The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, They're in each other all along." ~Rumi

I've been thinking of you both all day and sending out my love. I hope you can feel it! It was an amazingly magical day one year ago, one that I will always treasure in my heart. Thank you for letting me be a part of it.

I love you both. Cheers to the beautiful bride and the dashing groom. XOXOXO, Thea

Kevin said...

Hurray Happy Day!! I was told rather recently of the advice given by a good man who had remarried (after losing his wife of 30+ years) to a woman (who had lost her husband of 30+ years). His advice was to cherish the "icky stuff" because that's the stuff you look back on and say "we made it through that. together." He said he longed for that because it was something that he and his new wife didn't have. Anyway, I can't say I agree with how much of the icky you've decided to tackle in the first year but I'm glad you've decided to partner with Mark in all of it.

Barb said...

Hi Jessica and Mark. Happy 1st anniversary! Wow, you guys were made for each other. You seem so happy and content and that is so wonderful to witness. I get these really great vibes just from your blogs. I wish the two of you all the happiness in the world. I've e-mailed in the past on this blog and told Mark just the other day that I sort of gave up because my blogs were not being published. I will try again. I hope it's just that I'm doing something really stupid and not because of any thing I said. I will always keep the two of you in my prayers.

Barb Eisenman