Monday, December 28, 2009

Twelve Gifts: #3 A QUESTION


22 years ago last August, this adorable man asked me a life-changing question that is one of life's most amazing gifts: He asked me to marry him—implying that he loved me enough to want to spend the rest of his life with me...and all of eternity as well. Sometimes I am still in awe of that willingness to commit. Without a moment's hesitation, I answered YES! (I'd actually been waiting for this particular question for MONTHS...much longer than it ever felt to wait for Santa to come!) Somehow I just KNEW he was The One.

I was lucky enough to be working as the editorial art director for a regional magazine at the time, and scored our fashion photographer, Dirk Douglass, to do these engagement photos.

And then 22 years ago today, wearing my mother's heirloom custom-tailored dress, I knelt across the altar from him and whispered a reverent but rich-with-anticipation "Yes!". Our lives have been a series of non-stop adventures ever since.

—Oh, and just for the record, I would STILL say yes!

22 comments:

Jessica said...

Aw, what a beautiful couple! Congratulations on 22 year!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Look how adorable you are! Congratulations to the both of you. :)

MommyJ said...

Yay! Happy Anniversary. :)

Barbaloot said...

Happy Anniversary!

Kazzy said...

Happy Anniversary! Lova ya. Miss ya.

Kristina P. said...

You guys are so cute! Happy anniversary!

Dedee said...

Happy Anniversary!

You guys are awesome! I hope it's a fabulous day!

L.T. Elliot said...

Happy Anniversary, Charrette! I'm so glad you've had the best 22 years of your life with your best friend. =]

DeNae said...

That is the cutest picture EVER! I feel like I've known you (and even that cute guy with you) forever, and I can testify to all of your other commenters that you two are a GREAT couple. You can't fake the kind of kinship you two have, that comfortable I'm-in-this-for-you vibe you both put off.

So glad to call you friends, and to wish you a wonderful, happy anniversary.

Much love to you both!

Lara said...

So adorable! Happy Anniversary! 22 years is such an accomplishment these days.

Allison Elkington said...

that picture is so awesome. :)

Luann said...

I love these nostalgic posts of yours. The excitement and love you write into the memories are infectious. And the photo is perfect. Happy Anniversary!

deb said...

Oh you guys just ooze love ! Happy Anniversary , and cheers to many more.

Luisa Perkins said...

What a fantastic photo! Congratulations! We have our 20th in February.

Tammy Lorna said...

What a beautiful entry and a wonderful picture (Jeff's glasses did make me laugh though!)

CONGRATULATIONS!

xo Tammy

Jennifer said...

One of the most amazing couples we know. Love you guys! And the picture is awesome!

Melanie J said...

That's the test, isn't it? Whether it's three years (like for me) or thirty, would I still yes? Yes. Maybe a better question is, "Am I good enough to him that he would still want to ask?" I think I'll ask that more often.

Roban said...

You both look so very happy in the photograph! Happy Anniversary!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Cutest engagement pic ever! Hey, I've missed you! My new year's resolution is to be a better blog friend. Love you!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Such a beautiful tribute to the love of your life!

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