Sunday, October 3, 2010

Autumn Thoughts


Denny and I take an autumn trip every year to celebrate.  Fourteen years ago today, I had surgery for breast cancer.  Ten days after the surgery, we married in a sweet ceremony in our backyard by Biscayne Bay.  We didn't know then if we'd have one year together, much less fourteen.  

The time since has included struggle--illness, hurricanes, and financial issues; along with renewal, new directions and health.  We've grown with each other.  It seems now as if we've always been together.  

Our life in Texas is like that too.  Weeds in the lawn, wildflowers next to the driveway.  

An anniversary is only one day.  But every day is only one day.  It's good to remember the start, to renew for tomorrow.  

Copyright 2009-2010 Kathleen Scott, for Hill Country Mysteries. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

13 comments :

Ms. Moon said...

This is all so very beautiful. Congratulations!

deb said...

ooh, this was wonder.
absolutely.
Happy Anniversary.

N2 said...

Heartwarming post _and_ another great butterfly picture. Happy days to you and Denny. x0 N2

Iris said...

Wonderful! I'm so happy for both of you and happy you shared this.

dianne said...

Thanks for sharing this Kathleen, Happy Anniversary, I am so pleased that you have had fourteen years together with your Denny and wish you many, many more.
xoxoxo ♡

Vince said...

Lovely. And more importantly, realistic.

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

And you live life to the fullest no matter what it throws at you because you are a survivor. This post is a lovely reminder.

Patchwork said...

Happy Anniversary. Here's to many mores years.

Birdwoman said...

Congratulations and happy autumn! Here's to many, many more.

Rosey said...

A wonderful blessing indeed, to be able to count your anniversaries. My sincere wishes that you have so many you lose count.

Jen said...

Happy Anniversary! That's the kind of guy I want to meet.

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations. The butterfly here is so symbolic of renewed health, leap and bounty. It is serendipitous that i have posted butterflies, a lot of them, i offer them for you as symbol of healing and success!

Jayne said...

I hope you and Denny had a wonderful anniversary and that you have many more years together. I loved your inspirational post.