Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Blessed Nine Years

Today is Bede's and my nine year wedding anniversary. We celebrated by dropping Lucia off at school and then taking time off work to go to IKEA. We have dreams of shelving units in our basement so that the storage area downstairs resembles a pantry more than a dumping ground of boxes. Tonight we had a class parent meeting. We were able to go out for desserty types of drinks afterward. We talked about our goals and hopes for the next nine years. I said, "I want to write a book that makes me proud." Bede would like to launch a game line.

In nine years' time, Lucia will be fifteen going on sixteen. That bends and stretches my mind into uncomfortable positions. I can barely fathom it. I think that if I didn't have a child, I'd be more oblivious to time's passage. Watching someone grow so quickly reminds me how brief our little lives are, and how much I want us all to be here for as long as possible.

10 comments:

Lone Star Ma said...

Happy Anniversary!

I can hardly wait to read your book.

I think watching children grow does make the crazy march of time so evident - it's frankly horrifying. I love seeing them grow on the one hand, but I really wish it could happen more slowly!

jama said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!! What a nice idea to discuss goals for the next 9 years. Looking forward to your book :)!

adrienne said...

Happy day after your anniversary! Certainly, you should still be celebrating. :)

I have given up looking so far ahead in my life. I seem to always be surprising myself and foiling my own predictions--not in bad ways, just different ones.

I also have dreams of a pantry-like storage area in my basement. I have to get some more stuff outta there, though.

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

Yes, happy first day of the next nine years! I look forward to reading your book (and playing your games). Good luck with the basement, and let me know if you figure out how to slow down time. My kids are growing up way too fast, too.

millymarie said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What a great way to celebrate. Good luck on your book. ;) Excited to know what kind of game line.

Kate T said...

Happy Anniversary! Nine years is amazing and totally deserving a trip to Ikea and desserty drinks. :)

Vivian said...

Your last paragraph--I'm there right with you.

Happy Anniversary! May you and Bede be blessed with much happiness and love, books, game lines, and a beautiful daughter who will grow up to know her true light.

a. fortis said...

Happy Anniversary, my dear!! Your goals and hopes sound truly admirable and I wish you both the best in achieving them.

If it helps at all, I feel like my husband and I are constantly attempting to turn dumping-grounds-of-boxes into tidy shelving units. Slowly but surely...

Elaine Magliaro said...

Alkelda,

Happy 9th Wedding Anniversary...belatedly! My husband and I celebrated our 40th last July. We're finally getting the unfinished side of our basement organized too. It's great having our stuff in plastic bins arranged on shelves so things are easier to find.

My daughter will be 30 in February. She's getting married in July. Yes, she grew up soooooo quickly...into a wonderful woman. I love spending time with her. She is so much fun to be with.

BTW, Happy New Year! I hope 2010 will be a grand year for you and your family.

Saints and Spinners said...

Thank you, everyone, for your blessings and well-wishes!