Tuesday, September 25, 2018

bronze, pottery, linens, lace, eight

The eighth wedding anniversary is traditionally one of bronze and pottery gifts, modern interpretation is linens and lace. I googled that to get a title. We don't do anniversary gifts period, let alone ones in the construct of tradition.
Our life together has not been traditional in any way, why would the gifts? Today is eight years married. This month is 16 years together and 28 years of knowing each other. 
It's been a long time since I looked through wedding photos. As you can see, I took a shortcut on downloading some and the resolution is shitty but frankly I am too tired to go back and do it properly. 
We had fun that day. The few people who work at the Deauville that also worked there eight years ago still talk about the Mummers playing and said they've never seen anything like it. We were surrounded by great people that day and have been every day since. 
This year has been hard - down a dog last September and just this weekend a Dad, added stress of running for office and everything that comes along with it, life a bit in limbo, seeing each other for 10 minutes a day most days and even Shit MFD Said has suffered from that time loss, trying to be warriors instead of worriers, trying to keep shit together, but always showing up for each other and still laughing together. Still surrounded by great people. 

Here's this year's collage - see this anniversary collage in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
1 - 9/25/17, we did nothing but lounge at home last year; 2 - October 2017 at the Peace Center Gala; 3 - November 2017 at the Pancreatic Cancer Walk; 4 - December 2017 late on Christmas Day after a full day out; 5 - January 2018 an unseasonably warm day for a creek cleanup; 6 - February 2018 on Super Bowl Sunday after an Eagles win; 7 - March 2018 on my birthday seeing Bruce on Broadway; 8 - May 2018 an ice cream after a day of shore chores where we nearly killed each other (I actually have zero photos of us in April) 9 - May 2018 voting for MFD on primary day; 10 - June 2018 one of four times MFD joined me at the shore for a day or two; 11 - July 2018 seeing America in concert; 12 - August 2018 - he was working and campaigning on the phone but he was ON the beach most of the day, so I considered it a win

Happy Anniversary MFD. I look forward to another year of non-traditional life with you...but maybe a little more relaxed than this year has been? Lol.

Happy happy birthday to Amanda! Love you!

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