Monday, June 2, 2008

five years

What do you say to each other when you're celebrating your five-year anniversary under this ... ugh ... this awful cloud of cancer? In our case, a lot of I love yous ... I hope for many more wonderful years with you, but if we don't have them, well, I'm so happy for the ones we've had. I wouldn't trade them for anything. I love you so much. I love you so much, too. Want to go drive up Summit Avenue and see our church? Oh, let's!


I wouldn't trade my friends for anything, either. Along with Megan, Susan and Charles have been here for a long weekend. The three of them babysat Saturday night so Steve and I could go out to eat for our anniversary. Susan and Charles have the same wedding anniversary we do — May 31. They were married six years earlier, and we happened to get the date the next time it fell on a Saturday. We were so moved that they chose to spend their night watching our kids.


We debated between two restaurants — the new, high-end New York-Paris outfit downtown or Carmelo's, the old Italian place where we end up celebrating many of our milestones. We chose Carmelo's, and we sat next to each other in the same booth. My appetite may have been low and my mouth full of sores from chemo, but it was one of the most romantic nights we've had in a long time. (Never mind that I am sporting one of the worst haircuts I've ever had and won't mind too much when my hair falls out in a week or two!)

And the next day, my best high school pals and I went to see Sex and the City — the movie! More on that in a different post, if I have time.

20 comments:

Monkeymama said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Steve! May you have many more!

LutherLiz said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm glad you were able to have a special night with Steve. I am praying for 5, 10, 50 more for you guys!

Marketing Mama said...

Happy Anniversary Em! Congratulations on 5 wonderful years. :)

Aunt Becky said...

Happy Anniversary!

Roxy said...

Happy Anniversary -

and I can't wait to hear about the movie!

kristine said...

Happy Anniversary!
I agree with you - it is very moving that your friends would choose to babysit for you instead of going out to celebrate their anniversary. How sweet.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations, Emilie & Steve! We like to celebrate at Carmello's, too.

Madwoman of Preserve Path said...

Happy anniversary, Emilie and Steve! What a great photo. You know, it occurs to me that every married couple should have a picture taken on their anniversary. I wish we would have done that. Kind of like taking your kids' pictures in front of the house on the first day of school and marking their heights every six months in an inconspicuous door jamb. These little acts become a family's historical (and hysterical, I might add) markers. Anyway, happiness always! ~ Pat

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, Emilie and Steve! It sounds like you had such a nice evening together. You two are a really great couple.

--Laura S.

Jamie said...

Happy Anniversary!! I was thinking of you (and all of our other May brides) as we celebrated ours over Memorial Day. I'm wishing you many more happy milestones together!

Ahuva Batya said...

Happy Anniversary! I remember the day you were married so well; how absolutely glowing you were, and what a beautiful ceremony it was.

Rebecca said...

p.s. I love that you and Steve sat on the same side of the booth together.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you two look great! Just like in high school; I would never guess it's been 20 years!

Happy anniversary indeed, Em and Steve!

- Susanne

Alex & Jill said...

Happy Anniversary, Emilie! You guys are a beautiful couple and what wonderful friends you have been blessed with!

Piccinigirl said...

HAPPY HAPPY Anniversary!!!

and here's to many, many, many more!!!

*CHEERS*

Soupy said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful way to spend it (and I also can't wait to hear about the movie)!

Chas said...

Happy Anniversary!!

DisneyJen said...

Happy belated Anniversary to you both! You are such a beautiful couple.

Beth said...

Happy Anniversary. Five years, it goes by so quickly doesn't it?

Oh yes, I'm so happy that you went out for your day.

liz said...

How did I miss this?! Happy (belated) anniversary! What a lovely wedding yours was - I am so happy you had a beautiful celebration!