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Sunday, June 5, 2011

I Stepped Inside A Rose


I stepped inside a rose my beloved gave to me, twenty-three years of learning to dive deeper into the one person who accepts my flaws with more grace and forgiveness than I shall ever be able to offer myself.

I am filled with gratitude for this generous man who has learned to unfold my petals with delicate accuracy and kindness. 

No matter how many times my slender, thorny, insecurities cause his love to bleed, he finds a way to soften my heart and our tears flow united down his shoulder, staining his shirt, but never the commitment we share for our marriage after all these years.

I love you Gordon.

(Our anniversary was actually yesterday, June, 4th, but I was having technical difficulties uploading images and also still feeling kind of yucky.)
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39 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary -- sounds like you are truly blessed!

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  2. Happy Anniversary. This year especially your celebration coincides with nature coming alive again. May your love for each other continue on and on....

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  3. that was so lovely. God bless you both and happy anniversary!

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  4. Absolutely lovely, and Happy Anniversary, though it seems superfluous to say that.....it is apparent your whole life together has been a walk down the road together, happier than most will ever know. ♥

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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  5. Happy Anniversary, and love and light and blessings to you!

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  6. This is to touching to read :o) Happy anniversary and congratulations on 23 years of marriage!

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  7. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful words and flower.

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  8. Thank you everyone for your warm wishes. We are deeply blessed to have found one another so many years ago. We met when I was 18, a freshman in college and he 19...handsome and a phenomenal musician. I heard him playing piano down the hall before we even met...how's that for romantic?

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  9. your words are lovely...

    happy anniversary...wishing you a lfetime of happiness!!!

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  10. Laura, Happy Anniversary! What a lovely tribute to your husband--he should feel fortunate indeed to have found you. And you to have found him. The rose is beautiful-what an excellent picture! Hope you are feeling better. Mickie :)

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  11. Heartwarming and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your world with us.

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  12. Happy Anniversary to you both. The power of love is without a doubt, one of life's greatest gifts.

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  13. happy anniversary to you both!

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  14. Happy Anniversary! I love the softness of the picture.

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  15. With a breath I hear your hearts beat with a single rhythm. Your musician hears your heart- blessing for you both.

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  16. I seem to have come across on such a nice time..., happy 23rd anniversary! Your words of affection and appreciation is touching and your macro photo is fabulous. I feel like that I'm being swallowed deep inside the layers of passionate colored petals. Wishing two of you the best future.

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  17. congrats!



    Aloha from Waikiki :)

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  18. Oh my gosh....so romantic!!! Gordon, I hope, realizes what a perfect 'catch' he has!!!


    Winter Past is my link to Macro Monday. Do stop by when you get a chance. I'd love your company. Have a great week.

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  19. Happy Anniversary and many, many more to come.

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  20. Tender and powerful post--a lot like the love you expressed for your dear Gordon. You started my day on such a beautiful note. thanks!

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  21. What a powerful testimony of your love for each other. Beautiful photo and touching collection of your thoughts! :)

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  22. Get me teary eyed Laura. What a beautiful tribute for Gordon I am so touch. You are a blessing to everyone and you are loved too. Happy Monday! Thanks for the visit I do appreciate it!

    Macro Monday

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  23. A lovely tribute. My anniversary was on the 2nd, 27 years! Oh my. It is such an accomplishment in these times, congratulations!

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  24. Such a beautiful and inspiration post. Very creative and heartwarming. Loved it.

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  25. So painfully and tenderly written, the thorns, the petals, the opening, the love.

    Congratulations on your relationship surviving and thriving after 23 years!

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  26. Such sweet thoughts. Happy belated Anniversary. I know the joy (and challenges) of sharing life with another. Congratulations.

    Hope you're feeling better.

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  27. Your interpretation of a red rose is marvelous. The softness, tones, colors and composition draw me in. And your words are a lovely companion.

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  28. What a beautiful tribute to your loved one! He must be one lucky man :D

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  29. happy anniversary to you both.

    much love...

    xx

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  30. Such a moving tribute. I wish you much strength and healing.

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  31. I would love to live inside the rose!

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  32. Wishing you all the love you offer to others, and many more years of growth and happiness together.

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  33. Wishing you many more years of happiness and togetherness.

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  34. Very pretty as a red spiral exciting.

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