Sunday, September 11, 2011

Repost - Just Any Other Day

Today Mr. Noexcuses and I celebrate our 35th Wedding Anniversary. Three years ago I posted the following while I was as numb as I am today. I think it's important to honor those who fell that day, but I also think it's important for us to celebrate the babies, the birthdays, the anniversaries, the triumphs and the many other special moments that occurred before, have occurred since and will occur in the future on September 11th.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Just Any Other Day

For many, today is just another day. But, if you have a birthday, anniversary or some other special event that is celebrated on September 11th, you will be affected...forever. Maybe this a good thing. There are some things that we should always remember so that history will not repeat itself. Sometimes having a personal event and an historical event that share the same date can be a very special thing. I share one of those events with today's date, and so I try to find something positive to see me through the day. Chocolate helps....a lot!

My 25th wedding anniversary was 9/11/01. We decided not to celebrate that year. A sort of eerie thing happened. The day before, my husband ordered flowers to be delivered to the house. They arrived on the afternoon of the 11th. They were beautiful greens and white Lilys. Of all the flowers in the book, he ordered Lilys. Maybe it was a God thing. When the arrangement finally passed on, I replaced it with plastic and dried flowers. Every year I add another flower and/or green. I now have this beautiful arrangement of Lilys, roses, mums, etc., any flower that comes in white. And, of course, lots of green, leafy stuff.

I remember planning a big party for my parents on their 25th wedding anniversary. My party can wait. If we make it to 40 years, then I will rent a cruise ship. Would you like to join us?

Thanks, and God Bless!

I will always remember this date for its events, both horrific and blessed.


Betty said...

Oh yes I want to come! :)
Happy Anniversary. You deserve to be remembered too today.

Jeanie said...

Today is my son and daughter-in-laws's anniversary also. It is 11 years for them. I like your thoughts on the shared dates.
Happy anniversary and count me in for the cruise.