Celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary
We started celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary (14th December 1996) at the very start of the month.
Pre-Covid, we would have had a Mass at church to renew our vows & a party after. But since we are still in self-imposed isolation from face-to-face social contact, we had to be creative in how we would mark this occasion.
Silver is meant to be the gift for this milestone; we decided to go with ceramic. Loving Husband began this conversation in November, but it was only when we visited the Singapore Festival of Clay that we knew what our gift would be.
We went to the festival marketplace to visit our talented friend at Pouting Pots and fell in love with her Positivity Plates (both are shown in the Feature Photo).
We thought this pair would be appropriate as an anniversary gift to each other as they reflect the spirit of things we hold dear: nature (leaf imprint), words (Hope, Love, and we custom ordered Peace & Joy), love (don’t they look heart-shaped?).
There are couples in Marriage Encounter who have mentored and inspired us through the last 15 years we’ve served in this apostolate. Since we couldn’t have a party, we decided we would bring them various goodies either baked in our kitchen or taken out from cafes/hawkers we support.
We started last week, and will likely do so for the rest of the month. We ring their doorbell, relish short, appropriately distanced conversations, enjoy their smiles, leave the goodies, and off we go. This is followed with text messages of congratulations and thanks. Not quite the same as an in-person party, but lots of love exchanged.
Not a dedicated anniversary mass but a daily mass at our parish of St Ignatius. It’s been almost 2 years since we stepped into a church. It will be a special time for us on the 14th, the day of our anniversary.
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Came across this song by Singaporean songwriters & singers; thought it rather appropriate for the occasion, although perhaps a little more current & hip than my usual musical leanings:
Let this be for you a toast Celebrating you the most Who the hell am I even, when you're gone? ... When I'm old and I'm gray Will this be how it all stays? Don't know what I can do You might just feel the same too But if it all came crashing down tonight At least I had you in my life
excerpt from At least I Had You (2021), duet by Gentle Bones & JJ Lin
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Reading your Joyful Posts brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.
If you would like to join in Happy Place, Happy Space, ping back to this post and I will include you next week.
- Betsy at Parenting is Funny’s So this is how I die: sets out to dominate the dojo
- Carol Ann Siciliano‘s Delights: gets ready for Christmas
- Deb’s World’s A Festive Bonbon Linkup: brings her festive preferences & traditions
- Laurie at Notes from the Hinterland‘s Getting together after two years: relishes a long-awaited family reunion
- Mackenzie at Oh Hi!‘s So we have some news! shares exciting news: congratulations Mack & DJ!
- Manja at Embarassment of Riches‘ Friendly Friday Festivus: shares festive Tuscan deliciousness
- Marsha at Always Write ‘s Melbourne Mural Walk: highlights vibrant street art on Hosier Lane from 2016
- Natalie the Explorer‘s Delightful Holiday Displays: shows us dazzling festive sights around Toronto
- Thistles and Kiwis’ This Week’s Small Pleasures: enjoys a special train journey
- Trent’s World‘s The Weekly Smile: takes a road trip to visit family
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This post is my contribution to Weekend Coffee Share hosted by Natalie the Explorer