Friday, April 16, 2010

Dear Varmints...

When I first met your father, it was probably 1972.
I'm not really sure.
Basically, we were in day camp,
and although we were friends with many of the same people,
we ignored each other for the next 2 & 1/2 decades.

Daddy likes to say it's because I was "afraid of the ball."
Whatever.

Here he is looking all cool with his dimple & that fishing hat.


In 1999, your father and I met again, at Elena's wedding.
He was seated at my table, and then proceeded to
wow me with this opening line:

"So. I hear you do yoga."

After we talked the night away,
he offered me a ride back to the city.
By way of coney Island.

(pic swiped from Brad.)

Almost exactly one year later, we were married.
(10 years ago, today.)

You don't know this yet,
but Varmints, let me tell you:
Marriage is a lot more commitment and compromise
than you could ever imagine.

Kinda like our platinum wedding bands.
See the tiny nicks & scratches that happen along the way?
They make the metal more beautiful, and they give it more depth,
but it's still just as strong.

Even through 3.a.m feedings...


Lay-offs, black-outs, floods, kitchen ants,
and some other tiny surprises the universe threw our way.

But more importantly, you should know that Daddy and I
feel blessed to still be together after all this time,
and that we love sharing our lives with you.

Love, Mama & Dada



12 comments:

pve design said...

....and a tissue please, to wipe away the tears. Yep, you said it - compromise, lots of 60/ 40 here...
happy days to you and your mr. faboolosity.
pve

Janet said...

that is so sweet :-) Compromise...sigh...

Peculiar Whimsy said...

Kitchen Ants!!!

I'd have thrown in the towel.

Kidding. Beautiful post, especially love the part about the nicks in the platinum.

modernemama said...

.... and patience!
This is the sweetest post - congrats to you both.

Life As I Know It said...

aw, lovely, beautiful post. Happy anniversary!

Magpie said...

Happy anniversary!

Elena said...

Happy Anniversary.

The universe put together two wonderful people.

I love you guys so much.

xo el

milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

that is so sweet!

G-Ro said...

Who knew compromise was sexy?

Apparently, you did.

LOVED this, mamaleh, loved it.

oxox_g.mo

Jenni said...

( I think Blogger ate my post before I was finished)

Such a sweet post. Loved the part about the dents and scratches on the wedding band. So very true.

Cheryl said...

Happy Belated 10th Aniversary! What is it about a man holding his babies? And that younger picture of him had me saying HA! outloud. funny.

We celebrate our 10th in December!

Michelle Workman said...

Heidi - The letter to the Varmints, is just beautiful. Thanks for that.