For the last two months I could not seem to find the words to honor this amazing anniversary gift from Adrian. That may seem a little hard to believe that a blogger cannot find the words but it was more than just a simple case of writer's block. This journal is just too amazing for the normal day-to-day ups and downs. It's even too incredibly beautiful for the downs period. So after much thought, I got it. I broke through and realized what this has to be.
"We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness'." ~ Shall We Dance, 2004
This journal will be a record of our love story. It will be a place to capture down all of the great moments that our love creates from here on out.
After our date night, I sat down and began. I recalled my thoughts from our anniversary this year, last month's date night and this one. It's a place that years down the road our children can go to know how great and truly amazing the love between their parents is and was.
Adrian has always asked me to dance and I will never tell him no.