Thursday, April 23, 2009

Would have been 32...

Today my husband and I would have been married 32 years. I had never taken off my wedding ring before this photo, and he had removed his only once too, after a wasp stung him while he was choosing grapes at the market. His finger swelled so badly he had to cut off his ring with wire cutters, and had to have it fixed. Last August, I posted a tribute to my husband here.

24 comments:

Bob Crowe said...

Bibi, this is just so sweet. I can tell how you miss him. There is still love in the world somewhere.

Shadow said...

Bibi, what a beautiful post! I too, rarely (if ever) take off my ring. A lovely tribute and my heart goes out to you.

Tash said...

My thoughts are with you and thank you for sharing the memories of your loving husband with us.

Chuck Pefley said...

Bibi, I'm glad your daughter is there with you on your anniversary. Godspeed!

MuseSwings said...

Such a sweet and touching post! I raise my glass to you and your dear late husband tonight.

James said...

What a touching post. It seems like he was a wonderful man. After reading your blog I would expect nothing less.
Thanks for sharing.

LisaR said...

What a lovely photo. Thinking of the two of you today.

Jilly said...

This is so moving, Bibi. A beautiful tribute to your husband and your marriage and a lovely photograph. I can't imagine how you must feel but you should know a lot of people are thinking of you today - with love.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

The picture says it all. Seeing the two rings, the same color and shape; same amount of wear. Only the size is different. Fixed on a black drape. The photo tells such a story. Worth the proverbial thousand words.

Mim said...

I so feel for you when I see this. It's all so precious isn't it - how can we, as mere humans, really treasure our time together? Is there a secret to being happy/loving/grateful in our lifetimes?

forgive me, I'm rambling. Just getting back to seeing everyone's blogs and also wanted to tell you that your photographs are getting better and better -

soulbrush said...

i remember it clearly, like yesterday. my wishes and heart are with you today. hugs.

Thérèse said...

A very special thought goes to you today.

Virginia said...

Bibi,
We shared that sad sad time together at the beginning of our friendship. What a lovely tribute to your husband today as only you can do. Thinking about you with love today my friend.
V,

B Squared said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mirjana said...

What a beautiful photo and post! Photo tells it all, and here is 32 red roses for your 32 years.A lovely tribute and my heart goes out to you.


Thanks for sharing.
M

marley said...

I can only echo all the above comments, especially Jilly's. Your photo and tribute are just perfectly fitting. Stay strong.

boza lass said...

So moving, so beautiful, you are in my prayers.

Branka M.

Becky said...

I remember well your beautiful tribute. I bookmarked it and have read it a couple of times since. This, too, is a lovely post, and I wish you all the best memories throughout what is surely a most difficult day.

Marie-Noyale said...

What a moving photograph..
but the wonderful generous smile of your husband is in your heart forever I am sure.
My thoughts and prayers are for you two, tonight.

Alexa said...

This is a beautiful and touching photograph, Pat. Thank you so much for sharing it here with all of your friends. I'm sure you miss Ivan very much, but hope that you're finding solace in the good memories you made together.

Babooshka said...

I remember your tribute. So moving then as it will always be. Such a symbolic image. I'm sure he's watching over you somewhere. Love doesn't die.

Debby said...

Your lovely tribute to your husband says loads about yourself, Bibi. Cherish is a word that many never understand. You do, though. I know that a hug from half a world away will not fill the empty place in your heart, but I send you one anyways.

raf said...

A very moving tribute to your husband and marriage, Bibi. Your beautiful image truly speaks a thousand words.

Marie Reed said...

Dearest Bibi. I think of you and your Angel husband often. He died so suddenly. I wonder if you are still in shock. He was taken from you so swiftly and tragically. I give you a huge huge hug.