Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Thank you honey!

Today is my 7th wedding anniversary. Lucky 7! Since I know that the Masiwife is a somewhat regular reader here, I just want to say thanks to my wonderful wife.

Honey, thank you for the best seven years of my life. I hope we get many multiples of seven more. I can't imagine being married to somebody else. Well, I guess I could imagine because I have a good imagination, but let's just say I don't like what my imagination comes up with. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

February first is a significant day in old Celtic tradition. It is the Feast of Saint Brigid. In old Celtic tradition, the Celts would renew their wedding vows or decide "ah, the heck with you, I'm outta here" on every February 1st. So each year they would either choose to renew their commitment or decide to seperate and move on, but they could only do this on February 1st. My wife and I both really love the symbolism in that and each year we have renewed our vows- so far. The day isn't over yet, so I suppose she still has time to change her mind. (I'm obviously hoping the drugs don't wear off before midnight tonight.) After dinner tonight, we'll pull off our wedding rings on the steps of the church where we were married and renew our vows- I hope.

My wife is my best friend and I can not believe my good fortune to be married to her. Her wit, her smile, her intelligence and her unbelievable sense of humor have made my lilfe better than I ever thought possible. I know she could have done better, so I'm glad all the smoke and mirrors fooled her.

Thank you honey!

Tim

9 comments:

Josh at Cane Creek said...

Hey Bubba,

Congratulations to you both.

Rednecked

Gilby said...

Congratulations, Masiguy & Masiwife! May you have many more happy years together!

I'm obviously hoping the drugs don't wear off before midnight tonight.

Don't the ads say the drugs are supposed to last 4-6 hours? Oh....you don't mean those drugs. Gotcha.

Phil said...

Tim, a hearty congratulations to you and the Masiwife.

Lovely bit on the Celtic tradition BTW. You learn something new everyday.

Margaret said...

Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
the last of life,
for which the first was made.

(Browning)

Paterfamilias said...

I have to publicly thank Tim for helping me today! I also wanted to wish him a happy anniversary, and I hope that the renewing of the vows goes well!

Also, if ever you need to talk with Mike Varley of Haro, call Tim he can connect you at no extra charge.

Thanks Tim! Have fun in the land of OZ, and I'll see you for Sushi when you return.

George said...

Good stuff and congratulations Tim.

If your relationship with your wife is anything like ours.........well, let's just say I consider myself to be a VERY lucky guy.

My wife has put up with a lot of bike riding...........

James said...

Congrats Tim,

What a nice tradition; I told my wife about it. I hope you two had a really great day together yesterday. At this point, it is safe to assume that she decided to stick with you for another year, right?

Donna Tocci said...

Tim:
This is a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing the Celtic tradition with your readers, and your tradition on the church steps. That's just wonderful!
Wishing you both many happy, healthy years ahead that are also filled with lots of laughter.

haggisman said...

We all know the only reason Tim married Maggie is because the church wouldn't recognize his love for Chris Horner...Maggie is a saint

May the best day you ever had be the worst day you ever have (Scottish proverb)