Today is our 12th wedding anniversary. In fact, I’m writing this at 5:00 PM, the exact time twelve years ago when we were walking down the aisle as the winter sun set through the windows of a candle-filled church.
Today I found the packet of memorabilia from our wedding planning. Our cake was delicious–lemon, raspberry and chocolate silk fillings in various layers. Our napkins were wrapped in monogrammed paper rings, and guests were given tiny boxes of creamy Wilbur chocolate buds.

I don’t have a recording of the quartet who sang the meditative winter hymn that we chose, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence , but I’ll leave you with this peaceful rendition from John Michael Talbot. Happy anniversary to the love of my life, my husband. Here’s to growing old together!