Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Celebrating 2 Milestones. . .

I meant to write this post yesterday but time quickly got away from me! Yesterday was a double celebration for me. It was my 8th wedding anniversary and my 10th year cancer free!! Hard to believe all the years that have sped by. When my first husband died almost 17 years ago I never imagined that I could find love again. And when I was diagnosed with cancer it seemed like wishful thinking that I would ever reach this milestone.

Despite the fact that Lou had a long day at work he surprised me when he came home with these beautiful roses! One rose for each year we have been married. Lovely colors of pink and lavender which I had never seen before!

It was a quiet night of pasta , brownies, a movie, and a dance. We watched one of our favorite movies (at my request). . . "The Notebook". Then we made a toast and danced in the living room to our wedding song "At Last" by Etta James. The dance is a tradition that I began a few years ago.

This photo was my gift to him. I altered one of our wedding photos with sepia and texture adding the title of our song. I put it in an espresso colored frame to bring out the sepia tones. He really like it. He loves the vintage look!

I was glad to spend the evening with him quietly at home. I feel so grateful to have such a wonderful man that supports all that I do and encourages me each step of the way. I never imagined it possible after all I had lost. I tell him it must have been written in the stars . . .


  1. Awwwwww! Congratulations you two!! Every anniversary makes it that much more special. :-] And Cathy, special bloggie congratulations on the milestone 10th anniversary!!!! Reminds me of a line from our song: "...on a road that has no end, and each day we begin again..." :-)

  2. Congratulations Cathy! How sweet and tender these moments of happiness for you and yours. I love the song "At Last." Thanks for reminding me of it. I think I'll go to YouTube and listen to it. Beautiful post and congratulations on your victories.

  3. Sometimes this universe of ours gets it spectacularly right.. your post is testament to this. Congrats to you both. Love and hugs, Pat xxoo

  4. Congratulations to you both!
    And 10 years cancer FREE. That gives me goosebumps! Fabulous!

  5. Congratulations, Cathy!
    It's always great to hear lovely news like yours. I am glad that God sent you a wonderful man that loves you (perhaps your second soulmate, I believe we have more than one) to share the rest of your life with. The roses are just beautiful. A toast to both of you! May you enjoy more years together, enjoying good health and abundant love.

  6. Such a beautiful post. Congratulations on BOTH milestones!!

  7. What a beautiful post and congratulations on good health and love! A beautiful marriage!

  8. what a beautiful, tender hearted post.

    i am so happy you found love again. i know my husband feels that way with me as well...when he lost his first wife to cancer he felt he was so blessed to find love once in his life...he never expected it to come twice.


    and i love the love that is so evident in this post and these lovely photos and the gift you created for him.

    "At Last" is one of my all time favs.....i am so happy for you and over the moon that you beat the "C" word!!! whoo hoo!!

    love to you

  9. Such a beautiful post! WoW! Big congrats to you on both of your amazing milestones!! You are SO inspiring.