Thursday, June 14, 2012
Bigger Picture Moments: The Years
The years are stacked up neatly beneath us, thin but soft. A layer of cushion. I can see exactly how many have been added to the pile -- nine years -- and flip them over in my hands, counting them with memories.
Then, here we are. Perched safely on top. Dangling our legs over the edge, looking up into the sky, where more years are stacked somewhere just beyond the sunrise. The weight of them presses on us like a promise, thick in the atmosphere.
We've had nine of our years so far. And the rest of them are waiting patiently to be unfolded, laid down, smoothed out. Waiting to be wrinkled and washed and smoothed again. Waiting to be filled with love.
We hold hands, lacing our fingers together as we watch the sun coming up today, giving us another year.
It is a beautiful sunrise.
Happy Anniversary, Justin! I love you!
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