Saturday, December 29, 2007
28 years ago...
Happy Anniversary, sweetheart. Don't we look young!! ("We were!" Coty said. "Yep!")
Sometimes when people walk into my living/music room and see that picture, they do a double take thinking it's Erin! And Coty and Thomas look so much alike, too. It's funny.
How blessed we have been in our 28 years. Today we were surrounded by all five boys and Coty's parents. We'll have our own celebration later when we have a bit more time and can get an overnight away. For today, it was sweet to share the day with loved ones gathered.
And one little gift I'll show you. Coty and I used to read a lot more together at night in bed before we went to sleep. We've gotten out of the habit but starting tonight we're reinstituting it. The problem is I'm usually so sleepy in the evening that I find it hard to focus on the reading! I thought if I had a knitting project to work on, I'd be a more attentive listener. So, I made this itty-bitty journal to record the books he reads to me and the projects I work on while we read. It's amazing how many books you can read and how much knitting you can do in just 20 minutes or so before turning out the light every night. Coty has fond memories of hearing the quiet sound from the bedroom down the hall of his father reading aloud to his mother every night - not the television, not loud voices, just quiet, constant reading together. I think that's a precious memory. And I'm looking forward to putting that together time back into the rhythm of our days.