Monday, 28 March 2011

To My Rare One on Our 8th Anniversary

While we missed out on being young together, we can hopefully look forward to being old together . . . . I can see us many years from now in the seniors home . . . you, me, Her Royal Highness the cat or her successor . . . two old babas doting on our beloved feline . . . .


And if that's not excitement enough, we'll get all gussied up and go to the activities room to play canasta . . . .


Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in his hand
Who saith, "A whole I planned,
Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!"

--Robert Browning


Love you! xoxoxoxoxo

38 comments:

knitwit said...

You missed out on absolutely nothing by not spending your youth together. My husband and I spent our 20's trying to pay off student debt, complaining about how much we hated our jobs and being too tired to make anything for dinner but frozen processed chicken nuggets. There's a lot to be said for not being young anymore!
Happy anniversary!!

Twain12 said...

Happy Anniversary ♥

jaz@octoberfarm said...

awwwww...happy anniversary you two! you are both rare ones!

Lois said...

Happy, happy anniversary! Have a lovely day today! Lois

Suzie said...

Awwww, that is SO sweet!! You two would keep that group in the Senior home laughing, that's for sure!!

Wishing you both a VERY Happy Anniversary! May your year be filled with lots of love, laughter, and beautiful memories!

Snap said...

Happy Anniversary ♥

(I want to be in the senior home with you two ... keep everyone hopping!!!)

Francie said...

Happy anniversary, Debra! So nice to have found you just in time to help you celebrate!

turquoisemoon said...

Wishing you and your Rare One a very happy anniversary!!!

mermaid gallery said...

congrtats! growing old together rocks! It IS a wonderful life.....

mxtodis123 said...

Wishing you and your Rare One a happy anniversary. May love and joy follow you throughout your lives together.
Mary

Sarah said...

Awwww Congrats to you both hon!! Here is to many more happy years together. I agree..sometimes getting together later in life is better..you have worked out all the kinks..so to speak!
Hugs and love, Sarah

Dark Mother said...

Love. This! Happy Anniversary girls! Enjoy!

Jeanne said...

Your best years together are ahead of you! Happy Anniversary!! :0)

Wendy said...

This is really lovely to read about Debra. I know you have such a beauftiful relationship and I'm so happy for you that your love with your rare one contines to blossom and deepen. May you both celebrate many more anniversaries with magic, sweetness and beauty. Congratulations to you both for your committment to each other and of course to HRH ; )

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Happy Anniversary to you two *Still Spring Chickens*!!! :-)

♥ Gentle hugs ♥

Lynette Killam said...

Just a wonderful love letter, Debra! I'm sure your Fine One will cherish it, and agree that she's as blessed to have you as you are to have her.

And Snap is right...you two will ROCK the retirement home...but not until you have many years of a shared and happy life behind you.

Have a lovely anniversary to celebrate that special bond...:)

Lynette

BugginWord said...

Congrats, beauties! I can't tell you how big this made me smile. Well, I suppose I could try but we both know it'd be pretty lame.

Kathy said...

Happy, happy anniversary!!! It's so wonderful you have both found each other no matter when that happened in life.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

best of wishes on this day..Goddess bless you both.

maggie's garden said...

Aww...Happy Anniversary to you both!! It's really funny...I just heard of Canasta for the first time the other day and had decided I wanted to learn to play...and then see here that it's popular in the old folks home...my timing is perfect! Have a happy celebration!

Kal said...

HA HA..that picture is funny. I showed it to my mother (who is an old baba herself) Then she asked if you were one of those 'lazabeams' that I write to. That is her way of saying lesbian. I love my mom - she is so out of touch. Happy Anniversary to you and your other. I want to see a picture sometime. Unless you would rather wait unill the summer when we WILL meet for lunch and drinks.

The Frog Queen said...

Congrats you two. :)

Cheers!

AlbertaMama said...

What an inspiring note of love! Happy Anniversary

sophie...^5 said...

Happy Anniversary you, two. 8 years is a milestone and we are so proud of you...now have 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 on us!

Jim said...

Congrats you two! All the best and many years ahead for you both.
Jim

mistress maddie said...

Congrats to you both! Every month is a mile stone I say! But I want to know who wears the "do me " sweater?

submerina said...

Happy happy, you crazy "lazabeams" XD May even your worst days be better than your best days gone before <3

dbs said...

Why didn't anyone tell me I needed a "do me" sweater?

laughingwolf said...

grats youse guyz... that's amazing!

don't forget to include euchre and bridge ;) lol

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for stopping by this morning. Duke has an incredible vocab for a dog! LOL!!!

Makropoulos said...

Happy Anniversary! Cheers to you!

miss*R said...

lovely & perfect. congratulations to you both. celebrate in style xoxo

Cameron said...

Congratulations! How wonderful!!! Wordweaving and I are coming up on number 8 ourselves later this year. I am so glad for you both, and I love the poetry quote...one of my favorites! *hugs* to you both!

Caroline said...

Happy Anniversary!!! How wonderful for you both! Many blessings and here's to many more! Cheers!

Em said...

Happy Anniversary. Ah, you two give me hope for finding someone to spend the older years! May you have many more anniversaries together, each sweeter than the last.

Elena said...

Happy Anniversary! What a cool post. And yep I want to follow you two to the senior parties.

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Happy 8-year anniversary and loving wishes for a continued lifetime of love together! I always feel that a couple's love has a very beneficial energy for the Universe and that we all benefit from it, so a "thank you" to you, too! Your pics are a riot!

DEZMOND said...

he he love it! Happy anniversary and those babas are uber-cool :)