I bought a gold, sequined dress and sky high heels for our anniversary three years ago. We went to Vegas, had a fabulous time, and took one of my favorite photos of us–tipsy and happy in our beautiful hotel room after one of the best nights out we’d ever had. Six months later and three months pregnant, I packed that dress away feeling fairly sure I would never wear it again, but still loving it too much to let it go.
Carl graduated, we sold my truck, I had a baby, and our next anniversary we spent apart while he started a new job in a new world.
We moved across the country, bought a house and an SUV, and spent our next anniversary together but pretty low-key as we were still learning the area and I was still afraid to try on most of my pre-baby clothes.
We built stalls and fencing and moved our horses. Our pipes to the barn froze and we spent a whole winter hauling buckets of water from the house, and when spring came, we started major renovations on our home. Then it was our anniversary again, and wouldn’t you know it? That gold dress and those sky high heels fit like a dream. : )
We didn’t go to Vegas, but fireflies and stars will always hold more glitter and shine for me than any city lights. There was no expensive hotel room, but I sang my daughter to sleep while she ran her finger over my red lipstick and tried to put it on her own lips. And when she was out, I turned on the monitor, slipped back outside, and danced by the fire, whiskey in hand, with my man thinking to myself that I’ve never had so much to celebrate.
I love you, Lew. Thank you for everything. : )