Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Our monthiversary -- and loving life

 The two of us in Quebec City
watercolour and marker on
watercolour paper
9 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
(This is a watercolour sketch I tried to do
as a surprise for Steven while he was
out of the house.  Luckily he was
eager to go biking)

Steven and I have two monthiversaries.  How crazy eh?
Twice a month we wish one another 'Happy Monthiversary!' 
Today is the Monthiversary of our wedding day.  The
 other is for the day we began dating. We started dating
at the end of July, and were married the following June.
We were definitely a case of love-at-first-sight, and I'm so
glad we were.  The fact that we're still together, and I'd say
happier than ever is a miracle.

The kindness and understanding of friends, great advice
from my sister, the therapist, and then a few years of
therapy with a really great therapist during harder times
have helped us learn how to be happy and in love.  Apparently
we make the decision to fall in love on the cellular level. I am
grateful to my cells for that decision.  And I'm grateful to the
wide community in our lives for helping us to grow up

And above all I'm grateful to my sweetheart for loving me
no matter what.  I am so glad we share an overwhelming
love of funny, a delight in our children, and the antics of
our animals.  It's also lucky that we share a love of nature, and
are touched by small things like the daffodils blooming
valiantly in our garden despite the snow and ice of recent
weeks. So Happy Monthiversary to you Steven, and I hope that
my other blogger friends have people in their lives who
mean as much to them as you mean to me.

If you don't have someone who loves you this much now,
I am wishing that that person walks through the door in
the next few weeks.  Be ready.

Have a celebrating-a-happy-time day.


Steven said...

Happy monthiversary to you Honey,
Love you,

eldon w. said...


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Steven,

Thank you. You are my sweetheart.
Looking forward to next month!


Barbara ♥

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

Thank you. Call me a hopeless romantic. I don't mind. Please start blogging again!

Warm regards,


laura said...

Happy Monthiversary! Your happiness radiates from the sketch.
What a fabulous idea ... I am going to come up with some occasions to celebrate too!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

I'd like to celebrate the fact that you've posted again. I so love your work.

XO Barbara

cohen labelle said...

I love this watercolor of you and Steven.
I realize that I knew you during your courtship period and that one night you brought Steven over for dinner and you seemed much more interested in Steven than in anyone or anything else that was happening including the dinner - I think - as it should have been.
Now after all these years you are more of a love match than ever.
So happy, happy monthiversary - of course you are a softie if ever there was one for celebrations - you have never ever missed a birthday greeting for David or myself! You are incredible!!!

Love, Marcia

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

When I read that my strongest memory was of a plaster cast of a foot sitting on a tabletop. Perhaps I was really concentrating on that foot and the dramatic photo of you! I've always been a bit ADHD (a bit!). I do like celebrations -- you are right. Well we can't spend our whole lives filing and washing dishes! Fun matters. You are fun and an amazing artist.

Thanks for the kind words. I will try and live up to them.

Love, Barbara

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