Monday, December 29, 2008

Anniversary . . . and so forth

Geez, how can this blog ever be funny blog or creative blog anymore when there is so much significant and so much to reminisce about at this time of year for me? Can I make those things fun and clever?? I'm thinking . . . I'm not really sure. I can try . . . but . . . well, I'm not really going to try. If it happened all on its own as my fingers hit the keyboard that would be fabulous, but I wouldn't count on it. Don't worry. Plenty of boring old insignificant months are ahead and just think of the fun that will start popping into my head then! Possums and chickens, watermelon and ants. It will be so much fun! But . . . not yet . . . now it is still all thoughtful. Sorry.
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Thoughtful thought 1: My goodness what a very lot can happen in a year! Last year I was living in a completely different state, my interactions all with completely different people (well, excepting my husband and kids), in a very different but very happy open and clean little home with no idea that might be changing soon. Now, a year later, I am 730 miles removed from that home, living at my parents, surrounded by family, and just about to move into a totally unexpected home and neighborhood. Also, at this time last year I was coping with the trauma of a fairly late miscarriage. Now, exactly one year later, I am snuggling and feeding a tiny newborn boy as I sit here typing!
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Thoughtful thought 2: Yesterday was my birthday. I am 32. What!!?? I know I shouldn't care, but I don't love to be out of my 20's. Lame of me, I know. Anyway, we like to pack as much craziness into this time of year as possible! Besides all of the usual holiday fun, we celebrate the birth of both of our sons, my dad's birthday, my birthday, and our anniversary! We really ought to spread out some of that excitement! But, because there is so much associated with my birthday time, I always have such fun memories of my birthday -- my birthday spent decorating the stake center for our wedding reception, my birthday with my first newborn, etc.
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Thoughtful thought 3 (and the highlight thought for the day): Today is our nine year anniversary!! Wowzers, that means next year I can say we've been married for a decade! How can that be? I still think we are newlyweds (newlyweds with five kids???). What can I say that won't just sound trite and typical? Probably I don't have the words to convey the depth of my thoughts on and feelings for Mike. I love that I know him so well. I know what he likes, I know what bothers him, I know what is hard for him and I know how fully he can be trusted. I feel like I truly know all the little ins and outs of his entire soul, and I love love love that I get to have that in my life -- that I get to have and forever associate with this man that I know so well because I love who he is. I love how he treats me. I love that he encourages me to do anything I want to do (like run a marathon -- and his encouragement means a lot of time spent watching kids while I am off training). I love that after nine years of marriage he still pulls me aside when no one is watching or when I am in the middle of trying to pack a diaper bag and get stuff done to kiss me for awhile. I love that he talks some good common sense to me when I am feeling frustrated or overwhelmed (or, if not any good common sense, he at least will make me laugh -- against my will pulling me from grumpy to giggly). I have no idea about the truth of this, it may very well not be so, but when I think of me and Mike and wonder about knowing him before this life, I just have this little image of me watching and listening to him and being so happy and preferring his company so much to that of others and I picture myself not knowing I'd get to be with him forever, but hoping -- just thinking how very happy and lucky we would be if our Father's plan also made allowance for that small detail -- Mike and I being bound for all eternity down here. I love Mike. I love that we get to be married and that we get to experience all this crazy earth business together -- raising a family, struggling with trials, enjoying happy times, etc. Here is a link to one of my favorite posts about him.
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So, there, the end of all the thoughtful thoughts for now. Was there even one bit of funny? We all love funny. Especially me. But what can a girl do when she is in the midst of celebrating such significant moments and welcoming new tiny spirits to this world and so forth?? What I ask you, but turn a bit sentimental for a season.

12 comments:

marzee said...

Great entry Nanc - I especially like the part about you thinking about Mike in the preexistence. (BTW, Happy Birthday). And one additional bit - please email me your mailing address!!!

Nancy said...

Oh marzers!!! I totally did send it to you and now you have me all worried that your email has been junking emails from my new address!! I will send it again right now. If it doesn't come tell me!

Tia Juana said...

Oh I like you even when your are thoughtful.

And I think I have that exact same brown with bluish greenish polka dotty things dress you are wearing in the picture with your new blue shirt. Am I right? Is it a dress? From one of those little Utah modest tees and tanks and other such things clothing stores? If so, I have it....another reason why we were destined to blog together!

Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary! Happy Days!

Nancy said...

What!? Yes, it is the very dress from Down East that you spoke of!! I bought it like 2 years ago, so yes, we were destined to find each other (and that dress).

Rhonda said...

Happy anniversary and happy birthday! I am so glad that you have so many things to celebrate! You and Mike are so great for each other.

It was so great to see you and your family and sweet little Jesse. I am sad to think that we may not see you again for quite some time. I hope all goes well as you get ready to move in your house! I wish I could have seen the inside, but now I expect a virtual blog tour of your house once you get all moved in!

Lover of Sweets said...

I thought your thoughtfulness was nice and I love that you love your Mike so well. You two are two peas in a pod, 2 box elder bugs stuck together (you KNOW what they're doing right!?), 2 penguins that did a little mating dance for each other (or maybe that's just the male, and maybe they're not penguins at all and just some other species of birds), 2 pieces of chewed gum under a desk....ok, now THAT is sick and that's enough out of me.

Perla said...

i loved the sentiments. funny is what funny does. huh? you can be funny later. there is a time and a season. o man, i'm corny right now and i so don't like the word corny. gross. but i sure did love your post!

Perla said...

i loved the sentiments. funny is what funny does. huh? you can be funny later. there is a time and a season. o man, i'm corny right now and i so don't like the word corny. gross. but i sure did love your post!

Perla said...

hm. why did my comment show up twice? lets see if this one does as well.

marzee said...

Nope - still didn't get it. Weird - and a friend of mine said she sent me an email the other day - and I haven't received that either. I even checked in junk mail. hm. Can you try again? Also - thought I'd tell you that I'm on Facebook. It's pretty fun, if you want to join. Good way to keep track of people from the old ward too.

Liz said...

Nancy-Happy Birthday to you! I did remember your birthday, but have been here in Utah again crazy enough and had no access to your e-mail address. Maybe that's sad that we have resorted to e-mails for birthdays instead of our olden day fun homemade cards. Anywho- I decided I would have to post you a happy birthday (I should really do better). So happy happy birthday!!!

jami said...

i love the thoughtful thoughts ... happy birthday, happy new adventures, and a very happy anniversary. :) xoxoxo

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