We almost forgot that today was our 13th Wedding Anniversary! It usually coincides with the Feast of The Annunciation, which it would have been today if it weren't the Easter Octave!
We usually think of the Feast of the Annunciation as our Wedding Anniversary, and when it gets transferred, (as it sometimes falls in Holy Week) we transfer our celebrations too. But as this is a joyous time, we should really be celebrating today.
I waited a long time for my husband, we met at a prayer group at Church, and when he first expressed an interest in me, I didn't look twice at him -he was 7 years younger than me; still, he was very persistent, and God let us know that we were meant to marry in so many ways, that after going out together for about 4 months we got engaged. Despite making our Priest very worried at our lack of pre Marriage instruction, we insisted that we wanted to have our wedding on the first Marian feast, on a Saturday that we could find - it happened to be 6 weeks later, on 25th March - Lady Day!
The new fleur de lys background to my blog is from the material of my wedding dress, which I made myself, (I also made two bridesmaids dresses, and iced the cake - all in six weeks!) We are very fond of fleurs de lys - or should it be fleur de lyses? - as they symbolise our devotion to Our Lady. I don't know how we managed it, but we've had so much fun, and so many blessings in our Marriage, that despite the few downs, I want to say a Big Thankyou to Our Blessed Mother, Saint Joseph, and Our Lord, for bringing us together. Also a big thankyou to my husband, for marrying me!
I love you more than ever!!! God Bless You.