Thursday, May 28, 2009

as good as it gets

**Spoiler alert!***

[Marriage is a lot of work. It requires a phenomenal quantities of prayer, work, time, effort, selflessness, and more prayer to be the spouse that makes your spouse be the best they can be. Enviable marriages do not fall out of cereal boxes.]

One year down, and on to the next! Andrew and I crossed the milestone in the comfort of the 4-star Montréal Hilton (the 'Ilton) Bonaventure downtown. We spent our elongated weekend traipsing from restaurant to restaurant, aimlessly strolling in and out of shops "with no particular destination in mind". The weather lingered in the mid-20s, didn't rain, and provided a breeze enough to prevent us exerting ourselves in any way. Bliss.

More blissfull still was spending time with La. We did all the things that give us a particular sense of joy, including a few hours of Arthur Burk's audio teaching on financial curses, playing "Would You Rather"*, picnicking, watching multiple episodes of Heroes and SNL, dreaming about the future, and people watching.

It's a long way from that first spring when things started to bloom, but it feels similar. I could spend a lifetime learning more about him and there would still be more to learn.

He's easily the hottest man I know, he's my best friend, he's the continuity my life had been missing, and he's still the best thing to wake up to in the morning.

* a variation of the game "Which Is Worse" popularized by the film So I Married An Axe Murderer:
Harriet: "What's worse?  You go to your favourite
restaurant order your favourite meal, take a bite and
under the steak is a scabby Band-Aid. Or...."
Susan: "Or being electrocuted.
Tony: "And?"
Susan: "That's it. I was electrocuted once. It was horrible."


Mie said...

three years? Wow, time goes quick! Congrats for first year of marriage too :)


Ashli said...

Great photo!

Andrew G said...