Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Friday the 13th, Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Anniversary Darling Husband!

As we celebrate twelve years of wedded bliss (smile) I inspire you with the following poem by Elizabeth Barrett's to many more!

How do I love thee?

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
-- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And a very lovely weekend to all! XOXOXOXOXOXO


Anonymous said...

Blogger! GRRRRR it just ate my comment!
I said....
Friday 13th isn't so bad so far... *fingers crossed*
V.Day is not celebrated on one day in our house! It's like Valentines day every day for my husband!
Happy Anniversary! You might get an extra snuggle! xx

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Anita said...

*sigh* I love that poem. Thank you for posting the whole thing. I haven't read it since high school.

Anonymous said...

I hope you two go away for a little anniversary togetherness. I know at one time you did that every year, and this seems like a good time to resurrect that tradition. I'll more than likely be in Savannah tomorrow because Carrie is in the hospital in labor right this minute.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Happy anniversary. And wonderful choice of poem.

scchesleys said...

Happy Anniversary you crazy kids! Love that poem, it just says it all.

Relyn said...

Congratulations to you both! Ain't love absolutely grand?

Yolanda said...

I love this post and Happy Anniversary.