Thursday, July 12, 2007

A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers. - Ruth Bell Graham







Love is like a friendship caught on fire.
In the beginning a flame, very pretty,
Often hot and fierce,
But still only light and flickering.
As love grows older,
Our hearts mature
And our love becomes as coals,
Deep-burning and unquenchable.

~ by Bruce Lee ~



Today is Anjin's and my 9th wedding anniversary. It is hard to believe how much time has passed since we stood inside the gazebo of that rose garden and said our vows, our friends and family gathered around. We tied the knot just over 6 1/2 years after we began to fall in love. My husband is my best friend, and I love him dearly to this day. Happy Anniversary, Anjin.


I love thee, I love but thee
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold
And the stars grow old.

~ by Willam Shakespeare ~

28 comments:

  1. I love the title of your post! I feel that way, too. (Been married for coming on 13 years, and still happy!) Congratulations to you and Anjin, best wishes, and enjoy!

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  2. Congratulations! Hope you two do something wonderful today.

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  3. Hi Wendy! I totally agree with the quote by Ruth Bell Graham.

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! :)

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  4. Thanks, Gentle Reader! I found that quote and couldn't resist. :-) Congratulations on your thirteen years. That's wonderful!

    Tara - Thank you! We didn't do too much, but we did stop in at the Cheesecake Factory for a combination lunch/dinner and had us a good meal. :-)

    Kristy - Thank you!

    Melody - It is very true, isn't it? Haha Thank you!

    Wendy - Thanks!

    Kailana - Thank you!

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  5. Congrats and many, many more!

    It's always nice to see a marriage that works instead of the messed up ones that the media and movies push on us.

    The Cheesecake Factory sounds like the best place to celebrate, too.

    cjh

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  6. Happy Anniversary! This is fabulous. I love people in love. I hope it was really special for you.

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  7. Wow! Congratulations on 9 years! And Happy Anniversary to you and Anjin!

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  8. Happy anniversary! Hope you've had a special day.

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  9. Happy belated anniversary. It's so wonderful to be married to someone you love and respect and actually enjoy, isn't it? Many returns.

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  10. Happy Anniversary!! Marriage is hard work and sometimes seems to get harder the longer you've been married (I've been married for almost 17 years). But it is a wonderful thing to find someone you can share your life with.

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  11. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many many more happy years together. :)

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  12. A bit late but hope you had a lovely anniversary! Congratulations!!

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  13. How beautiful :)

    Happy belated anniversary!

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  14. BTW, I totally agree with that Ruth Graham Bell quote. We're going on 25 years and probably wouldn't have lasted if we didn't have the ability to say, "Okay, I forgive you," and the willingness to say "I'm sorry."

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  15. Thank you, everyone!

    Nancy - Yes, "I'm sorry" is an especially important phrase to be able to say when needed. :-)

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  16. Congratulations!!! I hope you had a lovely day together to celebrate. It really is all about compromise and forgiveness, not letting the little things bog you down.

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  17. Happy Belated Anniversary! Hope it was super special! Congrats on 9 years!

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  18. Thanks, Rhinoa and Debi! We are planning to go away for our anniversary next year to celebrate our tenth. Not sure yet where we'll go or what we will do, but I'm sure whatever we decide, it will be fun. :-)

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  19. Aww! Happy (belated) Anniversary!

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  20. Happy Anniversary (albeit belated), Wendy and Anjin!

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  21. I missed your anniversary! I hope it was very special!!

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  22. I know I've already told you, but Happy Anniversary again! Hope you two had a wonderful day!!

    By the way, I tagged you for a meme, thought you might find it fun, but don't feel obligated if it doesn't fit with your blog here! ;-)

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  23. Thank you all so much!

    Karina - I'm thinking on the meme and will play along. It sounds like a unique one. :-)

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