Sunday, March 12, 2017

sol17-12 What are we celebrating?


I am participating in the
Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC).
All participants are writing about one moment, one part of their day, every day of March 2017. 
A big thank you to Two Writing Teachers for providing this unique opportunity
for teacher-writers to share and reflect.




I am delighted to say, today is my 29th wedding anniversary! I came home to beautiful roses and funny candy on Friday after school. Funny candy? "Riesens" - Tony called them "the many Riesens for loving me" - yes, funny candy! Truly, we have celebrated our anniversary all weekend long.

My gift to him? I decided to write - of course! He was the inspiration, with his silly Riesens. I wrote down 29 reasons I loved him - plus 1 more to grow on. I wrote each reason on a tiny sliver of paper, like a fortune; I scrolled each one up and filled a very small box, and presented him with these treasures. It was a lovely reflection process for me - thinking about all that has happened over the many years of our marriage, and why I hope for many more years. May it be so.

Happy day, happy us, feeling very blessed. 


9 comments:

  1. What a lovely gift you gave him! Congratulations & enjoy your celebration.

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  2. That is so sweet! Happy anniversary! 29 years is amazing.

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Sweet slice indeed.

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  4. Congratulations - the flowers are beautiful and the writing of 29 reasons (plus one) is a gift beyond compare. We all need to express such things more often. Such joy in this slice.

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  5. Happy Anniversary to you and your "Riesen" for celebrating! I love your gesture of love. It makes me think about Amy Kraus Rosenthal. Now, what will you do for next year? It's time to start planning because topping this year's celebration will be a challenge! Enjoy your day and your love.

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  6. Sounds like your shared humor is one of the things that makes it worth celebrating! Congratulations.

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  7. Sounds like your shared humor is one of the things that makes it worth celebrating! Congratulations.

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  8. Happy anniversary Maureen! Here's to many more "Riesens" to celebrate.

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  9. Happy Anniversary, Maureen and that man who is the "Riesen" you married. What sweet things you exchanged, and starting the 30th year is a big deal! May it be ever be filled with smiles!

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