Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ventidue


It's a little hard to believe, I know. When I say "ventidue anni," it's always met with an incredulous, eye-widening gaze. At first they think that with my accent or lack of fluency in Italian that they have either heard me wrong, or I've somehow managed to screw up my numbers. Si, si, I assure them. Venti-due. Twenty two years.
Today is our anniversary, and even for me it's sometimes hard to believe that it has already been twenty two years since our wedding day. I mean, sometimes as we look back we can count the happenings and the memories and we realize we've needed that many years to fit it all in. But other times it seems like not so long ago. Dreams are fulfilled, sorrows mingle in, days blur together...life, and love, happens as the days and months slip by.

We were young when we clasped hands and went out to face the world...maybe a little dreamy-eyed, certainly filled with enthusiasm, always finding common goals, common faith, and ready to work together, love together, and grow together. So, here we are...further down life's path,
able to count dreams we we have fulfilled and mourn the losses...together.
Ventidue anni. Hard to believe, but oh so sweet to celebrate.

12 comments:

Geek girl said...

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you another wonderful year together in Italy.

Texas Espresso said...

Happy Anniversary and Congrats! 22 is wonderful! You must have been a baby when yall got married :)

I hope the day was as wonderful as your wedding day all those years ago.

Here's to all the years to come!

Barbara said...

Auguri!

janie said...

Happy, happy anniversary!

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

Aw, auguri! Apparently I was celebrating my 10th birthday on your wedding day :)

Mama Jo said...

Auguri. Happy Anniversary. Always on this day, I think of the October sunshine -- the double-cheeker; walnuts amid the fallen leaves, and don't forget the electric candles.
A magical day in a magical place.
May the magic always be there.

Love You.

KC said...

Congratulations!

By the way, thanks for adding me to your Italy blogroll!

Valerie said...

Thank you all for your complimenti and auguri.

Texas Espresso - Yes, I was very young, a blushing bride of 14. Ha! (I was 20.)

Michelle - happy birthday, you little whippersnapper!

Mama Jo - I know, I have that picture of both Grandpas leaning on their canes to bend down and gather nuts! I've had several melancholy days thinking of that wonderful day and how many are no longer with us.

KC - my pleasure!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Given all the negativity in the world I love hearing about people in love.

erynchandler said...

Auguri auguri! that is quite the accomplishment! Here's to many more anniversaries in the years to come!

Megan in Liguria said...

AUGURI! Cheers to another 21! M:)

Megan in Liguria said...

oh my lord that would be 22! Haven't had my latte macchiato yet! :)