14 August 2007

Happy Anniversary, Goose


In honor of our third anniversary, a picture of us before cancer was a part of our lives. This is from before we even lived together, but both of us knew by the time this picture was taken that we were going to get married.

We had been mini-golfing with friends on a gorgeous summer day. I love this picture because it shows us being so happy doing what we loved to do most: spend time together, time with friends, and time outdoors.

Happy third anniversary to my Goose Love. I wish you were here with me and the twins. We miss you and we love you.

54 comments:

baasheep said...

What a lovely picture!

Christine said...

Great picture. It's good to remember the good times.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary- I'm sorry you didn't have him longer.

Rebecca said...

Everything I am trying to say seems not quite right, but I want to say something.

I'm glad you have good times to look back on, and had great love to fill your heart. I'm sorry it was for far too short of a time, but it's still something that should be celebrated and remembered.

Lee Thomas said...

That's a great picture of the two of you -- a moment so very worth remembering.

Becca said...

What a wonderful picture.

I don't know you, but I love your blog. I am so sorry for what you are going through. Your strength inspires me.

soralis said...

Thanks for sharing, what a wonderful photo

Rachel said...

Awww, you guys look so cute and happy in that picture. Happy Anniversary. I wish you could have had more time together.

Sylvie said...

Lovely pic... made me cry at work. Happy Anniversary

Jolene said...

I actually stared at the picture for a long time. It sort of made his absense seem so "real" since it's the first time you posted a picture of the two of you together. You looked so happy. It's a beautiful picture and my heart aches for you once again.

BethGo said...

This is just a wonderful picture. It made me cry too!

Happy Anniversary.

Anonymous said...

This photo took me by surprise and left me in tears. Thank you for sharing this with us. Our hearts are with you. Good luck this weekend.

tree town gal

Tiffany said...

That is a wonderful picture and it makes me smile to see how happy you and John were. Just remember to keep those happy pictures and memories very close to your heart.

spare teeth said...

what an amazing picture; thank you so much for sharing it with us out here on the interwebs.

silene said...

Thank you for sharing that wonderful picture - happy anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Sigh. Happy Anniversary.
Jill

halfmama said...

It's always good to put faces to names, and it was very nice to see such happy faces. You both look so happy and cute together.

Good luck this weekend. I'll be thinking of you.

lala said...

sweet love, sweet sweet love.

kim said...

Seconding halfmama here... happy anniversary. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

There is never enough time when we really love someone...however, three years is a friggin' rip off in the lives of people who are made for each other. Cherish the memories and may they provide strength in the days ahead. Kate

Sandra said...

You guys are so cute together.

Julia said...

What a great picture. Happy anniversary.

winecat said...

What a beautiful picture. Happy Anniversary Snick.

comebacknikki said...

What a wonderful picture!

Anonymous said...

I cried too.

Happy Anniversary to Snickollett and her GH.

buddha_girl said...

You and John are obviously soul-mates. I felt his spirit when I saw that amazing smile on his face. The love you both shared that day and that moment the picture was taken is palpable.

Thank you for sharing him with us.

Amy said...

He looks so damned young, sigh. Far too young to be taken.

Beautiful picture of you both. I hope you have it displayed prominently in your home.

Ditto on what Jolene said :(

manda said...

This picture is so touching and beautiful. It's so nice to put faces with names on here.

Ruth said...

What a wonderful picture. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Happy anniversary ....

gypsygrrl said...

this is one of the most heart-achingly beautiful pictures i have seen in awhile. thank you so much for sharing your Goose with us... what a beautiful spirit he was ~ and you both look like two puzzle pieces that have finally found the part they were missing...

you both are beautiful. i am so sorry you did not have him with you longer and many many more photos thru the years like this one.

much love to you...

Cari said...

That is a beautiful picture.

I wish there was some other "right" thing to say. If there is I don't know it. So I will just say that you and the twins are in my thoughts and prayers.

honglien123 said...

Wonderful picture! John's smile makes me think that he knew he would be spending the rest of his life with you and then some. Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just came across your blog when I typed in "pancreatic cancer sucks" into my browser... My mother's husband has stage IVB pancreatic cancer and I have no idea how much time he has... So I am up late, basically pissed off/sad, knowing there's so little I can constructively do to help...I'm looking up all kinds of clinical trials right now...Anyway I am so sorry about your loss and I am also very sorry about your kitty cat.
I have two cats; I know I'd be devastated to lose them.

FunnyGal KAT said...

Even before reading what you wrote, I saw the photo and thought, "They look so happy and in love." I can see why it's a favorite photo.
Happy Anniversary!

bg's Little Sis said...

Much love to you and the kids, wonderful photo, thank you for sharing it with us...happy anniversay Snick, hard hugs.

lil'sis

r.a.w. said...

I wish you peace on this anniversary. The picture is beautiful. It makes my heart ache. I am glad you find someone that makes you smile like that and I only wish he could have done it longer.

Truck Driver Wife said...

Thank you for sharing that picture.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary. I really am sorry your time with him was so short.

- A

Yankee T said...

Terrific picture. Really terrific.
You are clearly so in love, both of you.
Crying along with everyone else.

Menita said...

Gorgeous picture - you both look so happy.

Wabi said...

You both look so in love in the picture.

Thinking of you on your day and wishing you peace and comfort.

delurker said...

I love how Maddie has your smile and Riley has John's.

MJ said...

You both look so unbelievably happy in this photo. I'm sure Maddie and Riley will love this picture when they're older as it t will show them how much their parents loved each other. Happy Anniversary.

amber said...

thank you for sharing this. i'm now sitting at my desk crying. you both look so happy and just full of love. good luck this weekend --- you'll be in my thoughts.

Diana said...

Beautiful picture, Happy anniversary!

Anonymous said...

His spirit shines through picture and one can see how sad it is that the world (and you and the kids) lost John.

Trisha said...

This picture is so beautiful. You can see the serenity and happiness shining through both of you. Happy anniversary.

Dorcasina said...

Damn cancer. Damn, damn, damn, damn. I just got back from a night of camping and caught up on all your posts, and am crying now--for how happy you two were, for how little time you had, and for how final and finally awful death is.

Happy anniversary. And I had the same conversation with my mom: "I just wanted to be sure you had something fun planned for this weekend...you know" Me: "Huh?" Mom: "your *anniversary*, remember?"

How can I think of him all the time and forget stuff like this, even for an instant?

I hope he and my husband have a birthday toast to their forgetful but never-forgetting wives.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing!

Tertia said...

What a lovely picture. I am so sorry he isn't here in person to celebrate this special day.

Just wanted to let you know that even that I don't comment, I read your blog and think of you often.

You are doing a great job, and I admire you enormously

Txx

Lisa said...

You know, logically I knew that you had only known each other about 4 years, but it seems like so much longer to me, like he's been with you forever. To see that now is only your 3 year anniversary is so sad.

But that is a wonderful picture, and I hope you can take some solace in remembering the good times. Thinking of you on this special day.

Beret said...

Happy Anniversary! I love that picture, what a great moment to look back on.

Caminante said...

That photo is lovely and makes me weep for you again.