Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy To Celebrate

There is something I have been bursting to say...
I'm in love!
It's not new, you may have guessed. It's not sudden, or unexpected. It's just that I find myself so giddily, romantically, dreamily, and really enamored, that sometimes I want to announce it, proclaim it, make a grand declaration.... and then quietly, blushing, slip away with my sweetheart, where we can be alone together, to enjoy our happiness.

Geoff is generous. Without fanfare or self promotion, he works diligently, and in my eyes he exudes an excellence that is inspiring. He is optimistic, and has taught me to see possibilities, while showing me to reach for seemingly improbable dreams. He is fun to be with, to talk with, to travel with, to build with, to dream with, to live with, and he is my most best friend.

I smile, thinking of him.

When we were getting married there were times when the planning, the details and expenses, and public-ness of the whole thing seemed too much. It made me cringe a bit, because I questioned the point of making such a production out of joining two people, certifying our bond. But, then the love, the devotion, and affection I felt for him, would sweep through me, and the idea, the desire, to say it out loud felt insuppressible. I feel that way, still... out loud in love. Some people cringe a little too, when public displays of affection are put out there, when a couple can't help twirling around, gleefully broadcasting... I'm in love! I'm in love and I don't care who knows it! That's okay with me... we're quiet, blushing people, and we (mostly) keep these PDA's under wraps.

We would much rather slip quietly away, to enjoy our happiness together.

10 comments:

  1. Gosh, that is so sweet.
    Love makes the world go round, and that is that.
    XOXO
    C

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    1. A little sugar, in moderation!
      Love makes the world go round,
      and makes the ride a whole lot
      more fun!

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  2. So beautiful! You are both very lucky.

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  3. Beautiful! This put a huge smile on my face this morning :)
    It's so nice to see two people in love; especially two people with such a beautiful family. Makes me hopeful about the world in general!
    I know what you mean about cringing a little about big "to do" of a wedding. I felt similarly. When Joe and I were planning our wedding it felt so strange to me to be making such a huge, public deal of something so intimate and personal. But I am on the shy side...and looking back (and perhaps from my new vantage point of a parent) I see now that the point of having all our family and friends there was more than just to have them be part of the celebration; it was also to have them personally recognize and support our decision to marry, which is an important step and something that I took for granted at the time.

    Thanks for this LOVE-ly start to my day Natalie! Now, get a room, lady! Bwahahaha

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    1. Lo! Is it _that_ obvious!?
      You crack me up, Kim.
      I know what you mean... I loved the
      celebration of our wedding, but the realization
      that those guests were witnesses to a big promise...
      well, it's a good reminder about that promise, and
      I like to imagine some of those guests would be happy
      to support and encourage us... in good times, and in bad.

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  4. Sounds like you two need to plan a second honeymoon--renewal of vows optional. :)

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  5. Yea! Your back and the love makes it even better, please wish hubby a happy birthday for me. I also vote for a second honeymoon, and a third, and a fourth, and so on....

    Jennifer (in California)

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  6. Can't imagine a better birthday gift than this....

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  7. Awww...you and Geoff are both lucky to have each other!

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