Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary, My Sweet Husband!


Three years ago, on a blustery October day, Ramon and I vowed to love one another and care for one another for eternity.

After the ceremony, we gathered with friends and family in a rustic old lodge, where there was a roaring fire in the stone hearth, and antique tables and chairs; country roses in cream and pink; candles flickering, Frank Sinatra crooning, delicious food served on wood platters, and a three-tiered almond cream cake topped with two tiny millinery birds.

My beloved Godfather, whom I have loved and adored since I was a tiny baby, wasn't able to make the trip overseas. But he sent a speech, and his words for us, read aloud by a dear friend in a moment of silence with only the sound of the crackling fire, are precious and dear to me. They bring tears to my eyes every time I read them. Here is what he wrote:

Dear Dawn,
I've loved you clearly from your birth to the present and now to the beyond. Your happiness and clarity in the years to come are important to me. 
And now...Ramon.
I know you to  be a man of good judgement and sound character, and as you step into Dawn's life and as 'two' exchange vows and are joined in Holy Matrimony, I applaud you both, and have tears of total joy for your future.
Your Godfather and family,
Bob

On our wedding day, our loved ones had so many good wishes for us, and I am overjoyed when I see that they are all coming true.

20 comments:

  1. incredibly sweet...happy anniversary to you & ramon!!

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  2. Happy anniversary to you both, what a beautiful photo and message! x

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  3. Happy Anniversary! This picture blows me away. It is pure happiness and comfort in a picture. I love it! (PS. You look like Audrey Hepburn in th photo!)

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  4. Happy anniversary to you and Ramon...I wish you plenty of happy days ahead and long country walks taken together.

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  5. happy happy anniversary!! xo

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  6. so beautiful! what a lovely photo, you are so beautiful then and now and forever, dawn.... Happy anniversary!

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  7. happy anniversary to the most beautiful
    bride i have ever seen!

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  8. gorgeous, you really are! happy anniversary and cheers to many many more celebrations for you and ramon...the excitement is only beginning! :) xox ><>

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  9. Happy Anniversary and many more blessings are wished for you!

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  10. Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful picture, and speech ♥

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  11. Happy Anniversary Dawn and Ramon! What a beautiful picture!!! Love the speech from your loving Godfather...

    Blessings.....
    xoxo Gert

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  12. Happy happy anniversary dearest Dawn. Beautiful post and a gorgeous picture of gorgeous you!! xx

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  13. awww....happy anniversary you! And to Ramon too! Lots of Love and hugs xxx

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  14. I'm a little late, but happy anniversary to you and Ramon. Wishing you your best year yet!

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  15. What a beautiful post! Happy Anniversary to you both. xoxo Gigi

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  16. This brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart.

    Happy anniversary dear ones,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  17. Happy Anniversary! What a lovely time of year to take the step into happily ever after together. Now go do something spectacular to celebrate (and what I mean is eat delicious food and drink fabulous wine... :) )

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