Monday, 18 May 2009

Where We Began.

The 18th day of May.

Today. 
We are nineteen years together.

This house is where we began. 
A college party. 
The 11th hour. He walked away for the last time....

And then,
he came back. And we walked, at dawn, to Sandycove, shy and unbelieving. 

At last.
And now,

I have been with him for as many years as I was not.

I am blessed.


23 comments:

Tia said...

What a story...congrats ! I met Sean in college too...

Circe said...

Oh Ciara!

What lovely story and how ROMANTIC...

Look at the two gorgeous and hip lovlies!

I recently heard of a 'GOLDEN BIRTHDAY' which is when your age reaches the day of the month when you were born... I know (I think) that this is not your true "golden anniversary", but maybe, somewhere somehow, it is...

Golden

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH...

:D

Circe

mimi charmante said...

That just might be the sweetest, most romantic story I have ever seen~
Congratulations!
xo

Gigi said...

This story made me melt, Ciara! Congratulations on your nineteen years together!

Gigi

Silke said...

Congratulations! How lucky you are! I remember when I had been with Daniel for 19 years, also half my life then. I am happy for you!! :) Silke

Annah said...

Dear sweet Ciara, your post made me well up with tears, again.....I loved the part where 'he came back', and think of how often that features in your life, when he heads away, and then his return is so longed for.....
Happy Anniversary.
Michael and I are 11 years together on Sat 23rd.

Ciara said...

Hmm.. I should edit...

Reading all your sweet comments I realise I left out the fact that we got married on the same day five years later!!
How could we ever celebrate any other day?

And then five years after that we got married again...

I think that deserves a post itself to explain...!

ladybug-zen said...

congratulations! this is so sweet.

Therese said...

congratulations! love is a wonderful feeling!♥ KÄRLEK is the word for love in swedish!

jaboopee said...

aahh thats lovely..
Happy anniversaryS to you both.

Aden Meyler said...

Ciara and Jay, Congratulations on your anniversary together. May you have many many more! Love is wonderful!!!!! Ruairi and I have been together since March 16th 1991 which is just as long. I love him with all my heart and soul!

Jessie said...

Awww this is lovely :)

McVal said...

Congratulations! We just celebrated our 21st Thursday the 14th.
Beautiful story! You'll have to blog about your 5 year renewal of vows. How romantic!
My husband jokes that we should renew our vows because our towels are starting to get ratty...

Deborah said...

darling one, I remember it so well,in a heap wondering what would happen and then seeing your face when he returned....we were so young then...so much has happened since....so many wonderful memories.wishing you both many more magical years together.le gra mor xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Esti said...

i feel the love and passion behind so minimal words... you truly are blessed.

Sara said...

A beautiful post... a beautiful love.

marty and sharon said...

congratulations ciara....love the tube pass pics - they dont even look dated! how love keeps you young!

underthebigbluesky said...

congratulations ciara. may you have many many many more years together.

Lisa said...

I could just cry... Thank god Jay came back that night, or I would not have such a great friend and my children would have missed theirs too!!

THANKS JAY!!!!!!!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Your faces go together perfectly.
Isn't true love a wonderful thing?

Nina said...

Congratulations!!! It's so romantic! The photos are great. Wishing you a long healthy life together. xxxx

Cliona O'Flaherty said...

Yay! Peas in a pod!

docwitch said...

That's so lovely...congratulations. And I love those pics!