September 18, 2006
5000 Days and 5000 Nights
Exactly five thousand days ago today, I woke up at 9am in my parents' house in the little town of Harvard, Massachusetts. I had been sleeping alone for the last time in my own room above the garage of that house in the woods.
I smiled, got out of bed, and took a leisurely bath. At 11am, all dressed in shimmery white brocade, I walked down the aisle of a little white New England church on my dad's arm.
Forty five minutes later, my name had changed. My life had been irrevocably improved. I had become part of two new families, by forging a very little brand new one, and enlarging a bigger, long-standing one. I had given my word that I would never back out of this firm commitment I was making.
All my friends and family surrounded me, supported me, rejoiced with me. We danced, we sang, we looked at baby pictures, we ate, we drank, we were silly, we were serious.
It grew dark on that northern winter afternoon, and the honeymoon called. We bid our goodbyes, extended our thanks, exclaimed at the shaving cream on the rental car, and left.
Five thousand nights ago...what a night. I was finally one with the exceptionally fine, worthy man who waited for me.
Stay tuned for the ten thousand days post coming in the year 2020.
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Well, that's an interesting way to keep track! Happy 5,001st day.
Posted by: Martin LaBar | Sep 18, 2006 1:32:59 PM
Awesome. BTW I was surprised to see your man yesterday -- we happened to be visiting the ol' Vineyard!
Posted by: Jon | Sep 18, 2006 6:11:19 PM
What a fabulous day that was... only surpassed by the following 4999 days as we grow closer together and share incredible experiences. Growing and changing and learning about being a single unit. Incredible. *Thank you*
Posted by: David | Sep 18, 2006 8:09:49 PM
Happy, Happy 5,000th day and many more!
Posted by: Mimi | Sep 18, 2006 8:15:22 PM
Posted by: enoch choi | Sep 18, 2006 10:05:20 PM
I'm sure your example is an inspiration to those around you - in the midst of this world of crumbling attitudes toward marriage.
Posted by: paul merrill | Sep 19, 2006 3:36:05 PM
I would have rued the empty room over the garage had I not known you were right where God planted you with the man we had prayed for (since you were four), and then with, the night before he proposed. And then I went off happily with my own David, the one God had given me as my husband thousands of nights before you met your David! Loving you both so very much and happy to be a part of your extended family, too. Mom
Posted by: Patricia Taylor | Sep 21, 2006 5:44:17 PM
I will never forget that beautiful wedding, and the delightful reception...the gathering of the clan to celebrate your blessed union. You two are perfect for each other, and an inspiration. Happy next 5,000 days +++....Love, Aunt Willow
Posted by: Willow | Oct 5, 2006 4:57:27 AM