Mr Aewl over at Aewl’s Abode asked the question, what if you could have one day over again? What is the happiest day of your life? I have so many happy days. Wedding days of both of my children, births of babies, births of grandchildren and holding them for the first time ever, the first time I ever laid eyes on the Garden Gnome…. There are many. So I decided to go through my photos to find something to jog my memory of a day I would like to live over and I found this photo of us. It is my favourite. We have had many taken since then but they are posed. This is the only candid photo taken of us in our first few months together. (We both look so different now). We’re both a little more rounded and greyer than back then 🙂
So why would I like to have this day over again? Because it was a day spent with friends and each other in a setting we both love. We were at Flanagan’s Reserve which is a camping area on the banks of the Logan River (it’s right near it’s beginnings so it is more of a creek). Sitting on rocks, listening to the sound of the breeze in the gum trees and the water rushing over rocks and talking. We were younger (not terribly young as we were both in our early 30’s) and we were in the first throes of love when everything is beautiful. My view of the world was through rose coloured glasses and everything was vibrant and alive, funny and wonderful. Although our love has grown stronger and matured over the years, I remember looking at him and seeing the most wonderful person in the world. I still look at him this way and my heart still skips a beat when I hear his voice on the end of the telephone but the butterflies did back flips in my stomach back then. It was all so new. This man was healing the scars left by my ex. He believed in me and saw me as beautiful. It was a headrush to feel completely wanted and loved for who I was and not who he thought I should be. I glowed.
Why do I want to live this day over again? Because it was 17 years ago and I’d love to go back and have another 17 years on top of the many years we have still to live. Because we were young, in love and life had so much promise. 🙂 Because every day I spend with this man is wonderful. 🙂 Is it greedy to want more?
Have a blessed day.