Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpnce in her shoe.
A sixpence is a coin that was minted in Britain from 1551 to 1967. It was made of silver and worth 6 pennies. This wedding tradition can be traced back to England and many sources say that it began sometime in the Victorian Era. Each item in the poem represents a good luck token for the bride- IF she carries them, it is said her marriage will have good fortune.
Well I'm a believer.
When I married my Donald 10 years ago today I had something old, something new, borrowed pearls and something blue and a silver sixpence in my shoe. My mother gave it to me. It was from 1965, the year I was born. And I wore it in my shoe. And yes my marriage has been blessed with fortune. Never a challenge that we couldn't handle together and I know that he is my source of strength and the love my life and I believe that he feels the same about me as well.
Today was one those challenging days life has to offer. Murphy's Law and all that. But in end about an hour from now my Donald will home and while we had our Anniversary dinner on Wednesday when he didn't have to work, we'll have some simple dinner tonight and watch a little television side by side on the sofa and just enjoy being together. I feel lucky that we still enjoy just quiet moments together. I feel lucky that he still kisses me good bye each time we part. I feel lucky that he loves my daughter as much as I do. I feel lucky I know he'll always be there for me.
Now I have to go find the "topper" from my wedding cake and dust it off and put it on the cake for dessert tonight. I got it from Ryal's Bakery and well... there's a story there *Murphy's Law and all. But in the end the important thing in our house that we love each other. Even when one or both us do something stupid and we grumble, we get over it and still love each other every single day. Thank you Donald for all my good days. Thank you Mommy for the sixpence and the blessing of fortune on this marriage. I guess you just knew when I made a wise choice and offered that last thing I was missing. When I opened the mail today there were cards from both sets of parents. We are both so blessed to be loved by each other's families as well.
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