To Sir, with love

  • Posted on: 13 October 2009
  • By: MeiLin

Today, Sir and I have been married 15 whole years, which doesn't seem possible either way. On the one hand, I can't remember my life without him; on the other, it seems like we got married yesterday.

Last night, so he wouldn't forget, he gave me my present: a manuscript facsimile of Patrick O'Brian's final, unfinished Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin novel. On one page is the transcription, on the facing page is the actual handwritten manuscript, corrections and all. To be in the middle of (long, painful, desperate for time) revisions myself and have such a book is surprisingly moving. I'm always amazed when he knows me so well; I don't know why I'm so amazed, but there it is.

Here's the difficulty: I hadn't gotten his gift yet, and I'm still at a loss as to what to get him! :O

Oh well. Happy anniversary anyway, love!

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Char's picture

Congrats, you two!

Najela's picture

That's so great to hear. Congratulations. Smile

Lord Likely's picture

Congratulations to you both, m'dear!

I once gifted a lady a book filled with sea-men as well, but she did not seem to be as pleased with it as I'd imagined...

Tigger's picture

Supplicant

Awww! How utterly awesome! I love it when long anniversaries come around. It's just heart warming!

Congrats!!!!

Hobo's picture

Congratulations to you both!

fremmed's picture

Petitioner

*cheers*

Pikachu42's picture

Embodiment

Sorry I can't be much help about the gift.

ETA: I don't know if you would have time to do this today, but I know one year for my ex fiance's birthday I sent him on a tour of the city. It wasn't the traditional tour as it only involved places that held special meaning to us. You know where we first meet, were we went on our first date etc..etc...etc. On the tour, I had a play list of songs that made me think of him, us, or that specific location. I even managed to work in a movie he really wanted to see. I set it up so he didn't have to drive. It started off with my cousin shuttling him around to the first couple of locations. After the movie his cousin took him around to the remaining areas. I, of course, was the last driver and we went to dinner at our favorite restaurant. I hope this helps.

Capriox's picture

Embodiment

Congratulations to the two of you Smile Unfortunately, I'm equally terrible at buying gifts for my husband, so no help here. Usually I end up going to the route of treating him to fancy, novel, or really favorite foods and certain kinds of attention *ahem*.

IEGeth's picture

Congratulations to the two of you! Fifteen years is longer than you think, but shorter than you thought. Blessings upon you from the diety or belief system of your choice.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

I think I'm gonna take him tubbing. Smile

Raigne's picture

Embodiment

Hope you have many more. And have fun Biggrin

Someone's picture

Postulant

That's pretty amazing you two. Cheers!

Frances's picture

d'awww!! Congratulations. Smile

Clare-Dragonfly's picture

Supplicant

Congratulations!

Not sure what "tubbing" is, but it sounds like fun Wink

MeiLin's picture

Most High

We don't have one of our own, but for the price of installing one/upkeep we can go to a hot tub place pretty much as often as we feel like it, which isn't enough to justify owning one anyway. Smile

Marri's picture

Supplicant

I hope you have a great day together Smile

Gudy's picture

Embodiment

... to you guys! Here's to many much more happy years together.

MeiLin's picture
NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

15 Years, I'll drink to that!! :beer:

Here's to Sir for not strangling Mei with the power cord!! :beer:

Here's to Mei for knowing when to shut it down and go spend time with Sit!! :beer:

I've been feeling a bit under the weather the last couple weeks but am doing better now. I think I'll drink to that too. :beer:

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

15 years! congratulations!

Zandu Ink's picture

Embodiment

Happy Fifteenth and here's to many more!

May the roof above you never fall in,
And those gathered beneath it never fall out.

Sláinte!

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

Zandu Ink wrote:
May the roof above you never fall in

wows. could have really used that about a month ago...

or do ceilings not count?

applejax's picture

Supplicant

15 years seems like FOREVER!! (In a good way!)

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

said the what, 19-year-old? Blum 3

MeiLin's picture

Most High

...when Jax was two. So yeah, pretty much forever. Wink

MsGamgee's picture

Embodiment

As long as it was after the end of May, *I* was at least 3! Blum 3

Congratulations to you both; I hope that the one I love and I are as crazy about each other in 15 years as you two are!

Gudy's picture

Embodiment

... here. Although we took a bit longer until we finally got married.

Thinking that 'Jax was barely a year old when I first met my wife, and two when we got together, makes me feel really rather old, all of a sudden.

applejax's picture

Supplicant

but only recently...but I'm still 20!

Marri's picture

Supplicant

Enough to look at the 80s pic and go "Oooh, that looks like my dorm." Smile

Mith's picture

Supplicant

Aw, Congratulations!

I always feel that when I look back, the "woah! That was like yesterday/so long ago!"

Shade's picture

Supplicant

Congratulations! I hope you have many more happy years together!

Nye's picture

Supplicant

to you both for many more to come!

Wittyscreenname's picture

Petitioner

May you have many more happy years!

Amy's picture

Supplicant

May you have many more happy and love filled years together. Congratulations !!

Stormy's picture

Supplicant

Here's to many more years. And I hope you enjoyed your tubbing (which I'm sure you did)

A's picture

Postulant

The fifteenth wedding anniversary gift is tradtionally crystal. Here's a snow crystal for you.

Smooches!

MeiLin's picture

Most High

And all the rest of you. Smile

Pedes's picture

Postulant

And I wish you for a lot more of them to come Biggrin

Samaris's picture

Supplicant

Hope you had a wonderful day! Smile

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