Image by sonson via FlickrHow do you celebrate a wedding anniversary when you are both on different continents? It's 9:00 PM in Munich and it's just 3:00 PM here. I wanted to Skype, but he is with a colleague at the Augustiner at the moment. I'm headed out to the pool for a refreshing dip. He did call and leave me a text message wishing me a happy anniversary. Oh, and a lovely email arrived in my mailbox earlier today. He said he was out buying a present--hummmm, I wonder what it is? His plan to get me flowers failed because the text he sent to my daughter-in-law asking her to get me flowers for him today didn't make sense to her. So, she brought her i-phone to me to have me read his text. We both laughed when we realized she was to go out and buy me flowers. I told her it was a nice gesture, but I have gardens filled with lovely flowers here at the house and not to waste the money. It was a nice thought, though.
I left him cards all over the house, including an anniversary card, before I left Germany for the states. He has already found them all. I have a gift on order that will a
Image by Jack Duval via Flickrrrive here before he does, so he will get that in about four weeks.
But it's not easy commemorating your life together when you are not really "together." If you're reading my blog, honey, know that I adore you and I wish I was there with you or you were here with me. Maybe next year?