Monday, February 20, 2017

~ Love ....

.... conquers all.
Today is our 46th wedding anniversary.
Yes, I said "is".
I still consider myself married to Tom and I always will.
And I'm fine with that.
In fact, I'm happy with that.
Yes, 46 years ago we said "I Do" to each other.
There we stood......he just turned 20 a few weeks earlier
and I just turned 19 seven weeks earlier.
All grown up and in love.
Ready for whatever life was going to send our way.
As long as we had each other.
That's all that mattered.

His best friend in college was Best Man.
His sister was Maid Of Honor.
I remember the day vividly.
Our wedding was set for 1:00 p.m.
His family was driving up to New Hampshire from Connecticut.
And.....we were having a snowstorm.
Not a minor snowfall.
A big snowstorm.
I was worried that his family wouldn't make it.
Tom said we were getting married regardless.
Thankfully, they made it.

No elaborate white wedding gown for this hippie girl.
I found a brown & gold dress.
No long wedding veil for this flower child.
I wore a crown of daisies on my head.
I don't think I told Tom the color of my dress.....just that it wasn't white.
So, I was truly surprised when I saw him in the church
wearing a brown sports coat with a gold shirt!!!
Or a deep connection?
Makes me smile.
As most brides do, I saved the cake topper.
Even though it was packed away carefully....
wrapped many times in plastic....
it aged and yellowed.
LOL....I'm surprised I didn't insist on a more casual cake topper.
But we stayed with tradition on this.
Happy Anniversary, Tom.
I woke up this morning and whispered it to you.
Did you hear me?
I can feel your love.
I will always feel your love.
My wedding vows to you were:
"My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep.
The more I give to you,
The more I have.
For both are infinite."
~Juliet to Romeo
Yes, love conquers all.


  1. Happy for ever Anniversary to you and Tom my dear friend. You both are it should be. Xoxo

  2. Oh my goodness, how lovely! And all the best to you and Tom on this anniversary day! Enjoy these happy times once again! Thank you for sharing your special day with your special love. Aloha!

  3. I wish both of you a very, very Happy Anniversary, Diane.
    You are a beautiful couple. An everlasting love for sure.
    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post here.
    Sending you hugs on this very special day.

  4. Yes Ignis still your anniversary and always will be. A perfect love that will forever go on in your heart and mind. You were a hippy I love that, you two truly looked awesome. Hug B

  5. Happy anniversary to you both and thank you for sharing your wedding day memories.

  6. You looked so cute..oh this brings back memories..43 yrs here..I had a crown of baby roses..and an eyelet cotton dress..backyard wedding catered by a local grocery store..meaning trays of sandwiches and cold cuts..
    so 70's..and simple..really none of the grandeur of the past..and was it's own time..

    I love this post..the words..sentiments..cake topper..TV.
    I hope the tv part made you smile.
    Happy Anniversary to you both..♥

  7. Such a beautiful post, Diane ... Your love to Tom, and his love to you shines from your lines here.
    Love your dress and the flowers on your hair, and his brown-gold dress ... Such a lovely couple!
    His love will be always in and around you - Happy Anniversary!

  8. Hi Diane...
    Lovely, endearing post. It must take great courage on your part to share these inner feelings.
    I will celebrate 45 years with my "boyfriend" this September...
    Loved your crazy hippy chick you!
    Linda :o)

  9. You should never apologize for such wonderful memories and deep seated feelings - they are wonderful and a part of you. Lovely post and delightful pictures.

  10. How wonderful that you have such beautiful memories of your wedding and your life together with your late husband. Truly special.

  11. ...this August, my sweetie and I will celebrate 49!


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