Happy Wedding Anniversary Mr C

September 26, 2011

Today is my wedding anniversary. Three years ago Mr C and I stood opposite each other and said our vows. He looked up to the ceiling as he tried to repeat everything correctly and I cried the whole way through mine. Regardless it is one of the happiest memories of my entire life and today I wanted to share the poem that I chose to have read during the service.


Tin Wedding Whistle – Ogden Nash

Though you know it anyhow
Listen to me, darling, now,

Proving what I need not prove
How I know I love you, love.

Near and far, near and far,
I am happy where you are;

Likewise I have never larnt
How to be it where you aren’t.

Far and wide, far and wide,
I can walk with you beside;

Furthermore, I tell you what,
I sit and sulk where you are not. 

Visitors remark my frown
Where you’re upstairs and I am down,

Yes, and I’m afraid I pout
When I’m indoors and you are out;

But how contentedly I view
Any room containing you.

In fact I care not where you be,
Just as long as it’s with me.

In all your absences I glimpse
Fire and flood and trolls and imps.

Is your train a minute slothful?
I goad the stationmaster wrothful.

When with friends to bridge you drive
I never know if you’re alive,

And when you linger late in shops
I long to telephone the cops.

Yet how worth the waiting for,
To see you coming through the door.

Somehow, I can be complacent
Never but with you adjacent.

Near and far, near and far,
I am happy where you are;

Likewise I have never larnt
How to be it where you aren’t.

Then grudge me not my fond endeavor,
To hold you in my sight forever;

Let none, not even you, disparage
Such a valid reason for a marriage.

Mr C, I know that we are both tired and stressed and grumpy a lot and right now our life is more challenging than we had ever imagined; but I know that we can do anything just as long as we are together. The family we became on that day three years ago has doubled in size and I try to be grateful for everything we have and how much love we share every day. These have been the best three years of my life, and I just know it can only get better and better.

I love you.

Kelly x

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