Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Commemoration and Commotion

“Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.” ~Psalm 127:5

“Children have a way of forcing you back into the present moment.” ~Lorna Luft

“A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” ~Paul Sweeney

C’mon everyone, admit it: there are times during the parenting journey when you want nothing more than to sell your kids in an online auction. There are other instances, fortunately, when things go well enough that it makes those infrequent Ebay moments seem a little more tolerable. Finally, there are the occasional junctures when you come to realize that the notion of children as a gift or reward is really not all that far-fetched after all.

The kids overheard me mention our wedding anniversary this morning while on the phone with a friend. An hour or so later, we were presented with a homemade card that would bring tears to the eyes of any sensitive parent; it even brought tears to my eyes, so that’s saying something. The front of the card was decorated with confetti and balloons, as if a celebration were in order.

“The stuff on the back I put there because I wasn’t sure what to say,” I was told.

Wow. You may not have been sure what to say, but how precious are you for saying it??

“I mean, some of that stuff I just made up.”


“Like that one about feeding us. I made that one up.”

OK, you can stop now. Don’t ruin the momen– … wait a minute! We feed you!

“Happy Anniversary!”

Thank you, precious. It's all worthwhile. Even the Ebay days.

(Oh, and honey, you’re pretty cool, too. I mean, I haven't had an Ebay moment with you in quite some time! ;-) Seriously, Happy Aniversiry! I love you!)


  1. *laugh* Very sweet! What nice kids you have. :)

  2. I had forgot it was your anniversary. Remind me how many years?

  3. Your MAID of honorMarch 20, 2008 at 4:20 AM

    13 adventurous years eh? Love you both! That card is a keeper! :)

  4. Congrats to you both! Great card. Hope you are planning a night out!

  5. Sounds like it could have been written by your pet cat!


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