…my deario and I met.
It truly was love at first sight.
I was going to see the tulips in the Cooper’s Garden.
He was working with a landscaping crew just across the
street from my little cottage.
Last year, he gave me tulips and we poured over the calendars that I used to fill with the minutia of my days…and then, our days.
This year, while we hung out in the mudroom, keeping an eye on our new-used washing machine (it has its problems), we reminisced about that first April 8th, twenty-five years ago. He made me laugh (and feel very well-loved) when he got irked all over again for not driving the same way home as the rest of the landscaping crew (who drove right past me as I made my way home from the Cooper’s Garden). But there would be many more glimpses to come…
Yesterday, we discovered the tulips from last year’s anniversary blooming away in the forgotten corner where they had been placed, planter and all, when their blooms faded last Spring.
sarah April 9, 2011 at 5:22 am
What a lovely romantic story! Many blessings to you both for your anniversary, the birthday of your family.
the wild magnolia April 9, 2011 at 2:28 pm
Wishing you a Happy Anniversary, belated, but sincere.
I loved your love story!
Have a terrific weekend!
melissa April 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm
How extra-special that you jotted down memories and sketches while you “courted”. I love this, and thank you for sharing the sweetness. 🙂
kkkkaty April 12, 2011 at 4:04 am
Thank you for sharing this…it is what I want to do in my diary but don’t always think of..or I do not keep it simple and appealing as you do 😉
Laurie April 12, 2011 at 9:18 pm
Happy Anniversary, dear Leslie! I hope your whole day was as beautiful as this post. I’ve been meaning to thank you for your sweet Juniper comment, which gave me a huge smile.