Friday, April 29, 2011

A Royal Wedding of our OWN

Ten years ago, I walked down a winding staircase in a long white gown. When I got to the landing, I searched the bottom step and saw my future standing there.

He was handsome, compassionate, and kind.

My smile grew wide as my heart bounded against my chest. I couldn't get down there fast enough to reach for his hand...and I've never looked back.

Here's the poem read at our ceremony. It still gives me goose bumps.

I have opened unto you the wide gates of my being,
And like a tide you have flowed into me.
The innermost recesses of my spirit are full of you,
and all the channels of my soul are grown sweet with your presence.

For you have brought me peace.
The peace of great tranquil waters,
and the quiet of the summer sea.

Your hands are filled with peace as the noon tide is filled with light;

about your head is bound the eternal quiet of the stars,
and in your heart dwells the calm miracle of twilight.
I am utterly content.
In all my spirit is no ripple of unrest.

For I have opened unto you the wide gates of my being.
And like the tide you have flowed into me.

(Eunice Tietjens)

(Ahhhh- we have such baby faces!)

Are you watching the coverage of the Royal Wedding?

Can you feel the LOVE in the air? o.O




Unknown said...

Wow how special is this?! Happy Anniversary! What a day to have your anniversary... looks like Prince William and Kate will have to step aside since you were married first!!!!!

Have a fabulous day! Yes I'm watching the coverage it's putting me in such a fabulous mood!

Stina said...

Wow, you guys have the same anniversary as William and Kate. Now you can send him reminder emails. LOL

I haven't watched it. I'll watch the highlights later on. But that does explain the lack of comments on my blog this morning. Everyone went back to bed. :D

Matthew MacNish said...

So is today your actual, literal anniversary? If so, how cool? And CONGRATS!

What a fun time to have a ten year, with such a high profile and charming royal wedding going on.

By the way, that poem, and that photo, are absolutely beautiful!

Kelly Polark said...

Love the photo and poem!
What a gorgeous wedding couple! (You two, and Kate and William looked dashing today as well)
Happy ten years. Time flies doesn't it!?

Sherrie Petersen said...

Beautiful poem and what a gorgeous photo of the two of you!! Congrats!!

Maddy said...

You were a gorgeous bride, Christina!! And your husband is so handsome! Happy Anniversary to the both of you! Ten years is a HUGE milestone :) I hope you celebrate in royal style!

Christina Lee said...

THANKS GUYS!!!!!!!! And for those asking, it was actually yesterday, but I've only been posting on m-w-f!

Shannon said...

Aww thanks for sharing this! You two look gorgeous!

Happy Anniversary!

Stefanie Wass said...

Happy Anniversary! Not sure what I liked best---the stunning wedding photo or the heartfelt poem. :)
Congrats and best wishes!

LisaDay said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. Watched it from 5 a.m. on.


Laura S. said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You and your hubby are adorable!

Got up at 4 this morning to watch the Royal Wedding coverage from beginning to end! It was a beautiful ceremony. Kate's dress was gorgeous!

Ben Spendlove said...

There was a royal wedding today? It'll be ten years for my wife and me in August. Ain't love grand?

K. M. Walton said...

Wow, you look gorgeous, Christina (and exactly the same, youngin)! Love the poem. Happy anniversary to you both.

Lourie said...

Wow! Congrats on the big ten! Are you doing something super special?

PS You two are so cute!

Liz Mays said...

Beautiful!!!!! Happy 10th anniversary!

SharleneT said...

And, just like in Sleepless in Seattle, when you touch their hand, MAGIC! You just know this is the one, the only one that will totally fill your being and never stop thrilling you when they enter a room. May you continue to have that in your life till you're both racing around the home with your walkers! Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary!

I didn't watch the royal wedding, but I've been looking at the pics on the news.

Trisha said...

You two look so happy in that photo! It's lovely! I haven't watched any of the wedding coverage, not a huge wedding person :P But I must admit I did get teary eyed at my lil brother's wedding earlier in the year!

Kirsty Girl said...

Very sweet! Happy anniversary to you both!