Sunday, October 26, 2014

Happy Anniversary


We'd been the best of friends on-line for several years, trading secrets, failures, bad dates, bad puns and an occasional phone call when we needed a friend's ear. He had seen me through some heartache, something good friends do. But we never met in person, just sharing conversation, virtual good pancakes and bad timing. 

We met for the first time at a small coffee shop, at the tail end of summer three years ago, when we were both unexpectedly, actually at the same spot on the planet at the same time, though neither of us were where we lived. Spotting the handsome young man in the old fashioned fedora was not hard.
We stayed for hours drinking lots of coffee, but not ordering anything, neither one of us wanting to leave. But we did, with a reluctant goodbye. That day, I think, we both knew.

A little over two years later, on this date, I said I Do.  We didn't blog much about it but it's there in The Book of Barkley, for it was a story of not just Barkley and I, but all the people he brought into my life.  As to the wedding, Barkley agreed; it was the smartest thing I have ever done; the redhead Scot with the inquisitive mind, marrying the bow-tie wearing long distance traveler, for whom, I was his whole universe.
Cake by Emily at cakesbysugarmamas.com

It was a very small ceremony, the setting, unique but with only room for a handful of people.  It's the way we wanted it.  And no, I did NOT throw my bouquet at Tam, or anyone else, or a garter belt.  Partner made me something better (yes, that is a ninja garter and yes, those are throwing knives).
Happy Anniversary Babe.  You are my heart and there can be more than "one per Tardis."

45 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary!

    May you have many, many, more.

    I pray for Gods blessing on both of your lives.

    Bob
    III

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  2. It is great to find the ONE!! I found mine and we were married fifty two years ago last may,
    May you and yours have many years to enjoy your marrage.

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  3. Congratulations from Casa d' Monkeywrangler, may there be many more.

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  4. Happy Anniversary, you lucky things!

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  5. Happy Ann. to you both. The Mrs and I have been together 28 yrs last Aug.

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  6. Congratulations on the end of the first year of the rest of your lives together!

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  7. Happy Anniversary! We hit our 25th back in May.

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  8. I'm so glad you've found happiness, Brigid.

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  9. Congrats to y'all and best wishes for MANY more!!! :-)

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  10. Congratulations! And many, many more!

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  11. Congrats, hope you two have decades and decades more to enjoy each other.

    It's rare to find someone so well suited for you.

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  12. Happy Anniversary! You know, I was just thinking this week, "Didn't she get married in October? Their one year anniversary is this month!"

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  13. And Miss D. and I were delighted to be there with and for you. Mazel tov!

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  14. Congrats. Hard to believe it's been a year since you announced.
    Well dressed men wear fedoras.

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  15. Congrats to you two!! Enjoy life, love, grow old together and to heck with everything else . . . :)

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  16. Happiest of thoughts, bestist of wishes for you two in the future.

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  17. Happy anniversary, my friends!

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  18. When you told me you were getting married, I smiled for a month straight! :-)

    I'm a sucker for a good love story, and personally, I think your follow-up to The Book of Barkley, should be the tale of your love affair and marriage with EJ. :-)

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  19. Congratulations, you two kids! :-)

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  20. Happy Anniversary. May you both continue to be each others blessing.

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  21. Congrats a lot late! Didn't really know when the date was. I'll remember it now, 3 days after my birthday! Like Old Okie, me and mine has been53 in Dec. WOULDN"T TRADE HER FOR ANYTHING1 Be well and have a great second year of wedded bliss!

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  22. Oct. 26 is our anniversary as well. I hope you and your Partner are as happy as we are for a long, long time.

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  23. God bless and keep you both for many, many happy years to come!

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  24. Sometimes you know in a moment. My wife and I met in a moment of serendipity. We've now been married for 37 years.

    Happy Anniversary, and many, many more to come!

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  25. Thank you everyone!

    After over a week of cooking, cleanup and corralling 8 folks, including grandkids, great- grandkids, and Dad, I was pretty tuckered out after the 5 hour flight home late last night. But Dad had a wonderful time, and his spirits are much uplifted in subsequent conversations. But still, a lot of organization and effort when into it.

    So today, we just chilled. Abby was so happy to see us when we picked her up from a friend who lives in a neighboring town, and she got a long walk. Then, just some dominoes, some books, a simple supper of stuffed roast
    chicken, garden green beans and baked potatoes and a bottle of wine. Partner is walking Abby and then, the lights will be dimmed. ZZZZZzzzzzzz

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  26. I remember with fondness your ever-escalating relationship and some questions along the way.
    (As if this older divorced guy had any real answers!)
    But, you both too the necessary leap of faith, and are better for having done so!
    CONGRATULATIONS!

    gfa

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  27. I can't believe it's already been a year. It's flown by! Happy Anniversary to you both!

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  28. A belated congratulations and happy anniversary to you both! I remember reading that post and the smile at the end when I saw the rings.

    My bride and I celebrated our 27th this past April - in different states, but work does that to you sometimes.

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  29. Cheers! A day late but the sentiment is still there. I celebrated 9 years with B this year and I can't imagine my life without him. When we met I was 37, never married, no kids and no plans of changing that. Little did I know when you meet "the one" it really doesn't matter what your plans are.....life has a way of steering you in the right direction. :-). Best wishes for a great 3rd year!

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  30. Been catching up. I have missed a lot in your world. Congrats on the anniversary. If there were ever someone who deserved some happy it is you. And congrats on the book. When you started popping all over my feed yesterday I was thrilled. I dore what you write and having it in book for will be wonderful. (I'm Kim andJoe btw in fb land. My partenr in crime never posts but he does lurk.) Glorious things seem to be doing in your life and that makes me very happy.

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  31. Happy Anniversary and many more...

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  32. Happy Anniversary to you and Partner! It's never too late to find The One, so happy that you both did. Wishing you many more wonderful years together!

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  33. Happy Anniversary my friend. I send my wishes for many more.

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  34. A belated congratulations on your anniversary. I did not see your post yesterday as I was out shooting with some friends yesterday and was beat by the time I got home.

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  35. My how time flies when you are having fun. Hope there are many, many more happy anniversaries.

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  36. Happy Anniversary! May God bless your household, bringing you more love for one another each tomorrow than today.

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  37. Time does fly, along with certain aviators! Congrats on the anniversary!

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  38. Just catching up online... Happy Anniversary to you! May you have laughter, love, and happiness in the coming years.

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  39. So happy you found each other! Happy anniversary

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