the seven year itch

this week marks our seventh anniversary. fortunately, while going through old books and notebooks to pack last week i found my notes from a shakespeare class taken in college. next to sonnet numbet 116 was this note: "i love this sonnet. i want it recited at my wedding day." it even had little scribbles and asterisks next to it. we married 7 months later, but never did remember to have it read.

well, better late than never:

LET me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,         5
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love ’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;  10
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
  If this be error, and upon me prov’d,
  I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.
William Shakespeare: Sonnet CXVI.

i'm happy to say that i still feel that way today, and even more so.

i love my husband, and i love our marriage.

cheesy post has now ended.


Jennifer said...

Love me some Shakespeare!

Lauren said...

Sense and Sensibility!! Love it. Great post and Happy 7th!

Bowler Family said...

Yay!! 7 years!! I can't believe we are allsoold now!! Brent and I are coming up on five years. I think I will still keephim. :)

Whitney Baldwin said...

I'm with Lauren-now picturing Kate Winslet quoting this in the rain.
Love the sonnet, love the post, love the picture. Classy.
Happy seven! Congrats guys!

Melanie said...

Oh Annie, I have been pregnant too many times around your anniversary! :) It dawned on me over the weekend it was coming up. And here I am, as big as a house. Just like the day you married. :)

Hope you guys enjoy the day!

Becky J. said...

Aw, I love cheese! And I love that sonnet, too. Congrats on making it to #7! No itching now, though!

The Good Ol Days said...

7 is a lucky number! i love shakespeare and shed a little tear at the end.
thank you so much for the book ideas, im checking them out as soon as we get back to Louisiana! your the best

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Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!

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