I’ve grown accustomed to her face
She almost makes the day begin
Her joys, her woes, her highs, her lows
Her smiles, her frowns, her ups, her downs
Are second nature to me now, like breathing out and breathing in
I’ve grown accustomed to her looks, accustomed to her voice
Accustomed to her face
Today is a national holiday in Australia. Similar to our Memorial Day, Anzac Day commemorates World War 1 veterans from both Australia and New Zealand. They had what proved to be an unsuccessful campaign at Gallipoli, trying to capture Constantinople (now “Istanbul”). It was regarded as a major victory for the Turks, and a disaster for the Allies.
MBD and I are commemorating the event by eating Anzac cookies! Yummy! Anyone want the recipe?
From our last day on the Gold Coast. I don’t care how old she gets. Even now as MBD has just turned 12, I still can see the little girl in her snuggling up to her purple bear. Some things DO last forever!
To My Wonderful Husband,
You amaze me at times I don’t expect it. You cherish me in subtle ways I may not see. Your desire for the best for me sometimes clouds your decisions when your only goal is to make me happy. Your love for me is abundant and something I tend to take for granted. You are always willing to sooth the savage beast within me when it rears its ugly head.. Today I want you to know that I do see all that you do for me. I do see the many ways that you love me. And I do see that I am blessed beyond belief to be your wife. Thank you for the best Valentines Day present ever!
I love you with all of my heart.
Your loving wife
MBW put “55” sparklers on my birthday cake yesterday to help me celebrate.
Spent the day chilling out with my family.
We started the new year off right with black eyed peas to give us luck for 2012! (It’s a Southern thing, y’all.)
In the town of Manly, Tess and MBD are part of a crowd of friends waiting to see the 9:00 PM fireworks. At time of this post, there are less than two hours to 2012 in Oz, although for the USA New Years Eve is just getting started!