Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Anniversary

Well Thanksgiving is over.... can you believe it.... and Christmas is officially here. We had a nice dinner at my Mom's house yesterday... just Adrian, Steffie, myself, my Mom and her boyfriend Winston. It was a small dinner but very yummy.... and we had a nice visit afterwards just talking and watching Steffie play.

Yesterday was also our 11th wedding anniversary. We were married on Thanksgiving day of 1998. We met online on Thanksgiving night of 1997 in the AOL Stevie Nicks chat room. It was a very magickal time that is very hard to explain... it was just one of those times when the universe works it's own magick to bring certain people together and brings about changes that were never forseen... or planned.... they just happen because they are meant to happen... the timing was right... and everything fell into place exactly as it was suposed to. Many wonderful people came into my life at that time... and it was a time I will never forget and never cease to see the magick in. Adrian lived 1800 miles away in Massachusetts... I of course lived in Georgia... I was in an abusive marriage of 12+ years.... and on the brink of divorce. I felt trapped with no way out until the magick started... things started happening that opened my prison door.... and showed me a way to free myself... and in the midst of the magick and my way to freedom Adrian just happened along as well. For the first time in years I felt hope and actually dared to believe in a better life for myself and my kids. So over the course of that year I divorced and moved to Massachusetts and got my own apartment and a job and started to make a new life. It was pretty scary and not exactly easy... but things did seem to fall right into place beautifully. We were married the following Thanksgiving night in a nice lil restaurant banquet room in front of a fireplace. We never had a honeymoon... and I had hoped that on our 10th anniversary we could do that for ourselves... but we still couldn't.... oh well... there's always the 20th right?! I don't even have any pics of my absolutely exquisite wedding gown or Adrian looking all handsome in his top hat and tails... the camera chose that day to tear up and no one else seems to have taken any either.... but OMG he did look handsome :)... the image is burned into my mind.

So occasionally our anniversary does fall right on Thanksgiving day... the other years we argue over when exactly our anniversary is... I say it is on Thanksgiving because we deliberately picked Thanksgiving for our wedding day... he says it on the 26th... whether it is Thanksgiving or not. I guess we are both right :)

So to my dear husband... Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Anniversary! And I do expect a honeymoon on our 20th!

A Lil Enchanted,
~LaShan~

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7 comments:

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

Happy (late) anniversary! Here's to many more wonderful years for you both! :)

We didn't have a honeymoon either - maybe one day.

FishHawk said...

That was certainly a wonderful story about how you and your husband met. Were you as pleasantly surprised with Massachusetts as I was when I first started going up there? For after being raised with a great deal of redneck tendencies, I would have never believed that I could enjoy being that far north until I experienced it for myself. If I had to live in a really big city, I would want it to be Boston, and western Mass is just a completely different world with a very special charm of its own.

Ace said...

I love you! Honeymoon's coming...and sooner than you think!

PJ said...

i have a similar story of how i met mike. i love to hear fantasy becomes reality stories. happy anniversary to you both...hugz!

StaceyC4 said...

What a beautiful story! Happy Anniversary! Isn't it wonderful when you find the person you were meant to be with? I hope that your day was blessed.

Chatty Crone said...

I loved that story of how you met. When God wants something to happen he moves everything doesn't he? Wow - amazing. So write how to got back to Georgia. You WILL get a honeymoon at 20 if not before. Great hearing your story.

Sandie

Frugal Vicki said...

Happy (late) anniversary! What a beautiful story. I usually start from the older posts I haven't read. I don't know why I didn't tonight, but I wish I did. I love your love story. Even as hard as it was....look where you are now.