Friday, May 23, 2008



Today is a very special day here. It was 5 years ago today that the gnome and I made the decision to share our lives. The picture that is the header of my blog is a picture of my river. Although you can't see it, there is a bench there just to the right of the lighthouse. It was on that very bench that the gnome asked me to marry him. This river has always been my favourite place on earth. Before I met the gnome, it was the place I would run to when things were just too heavy to bare....and I would hide there when I was young(and trying to avoid going home).

On our first date, I took the gnome there. I wanted to share this place with him. It was my way of opening the door to my heart just a little bit. He listened and remembered how much it meant to me. Now it means even more to me because we had our first real kiss there...he told me he loved me there for the very first time...and 5 years ago today, he took me there and asked me to be his wife. I remember that day like it was yesterday...and it is a memory I will cherish always.

That was the beginning of a journey that has certainly had it's ups and downs. The road has not always been an easy one but I know without a doubt there is no one on this earth I would rather be travelling it with. I would not have made it through these last weeks without my gnome. He has been my strength and such a wonderful support. He listens to me whenever I need to talk, holds me when I need to cry..and loves me unconditionally, even when I don't deserve it. I do not know how he has stuck with me these last 5 years, but I am so very glad he did!!!

To my beloved gnome,

You are my heart and soul and everything I need in this life.
I love you unconditionally and endlessly for the rest of my life and beyond. I am so lucky to be your wife and so grateful for all of your love and support.

My heart is yours forever and always in this life and beyond.

As always, to be continued...........