How could I Forget!

I raced downstairs this morning and popped myself in front of my laptop for an hour of checking and answering emails, visiting blogs and reworking my latest picture book manuscript, before my hubby and I ventured out for our usual Sunday brunch.

Just as I was finishing up he popped an envelope across my keyboard, bent and kissed me and gently said “Happy Anniversary darling”.

OMG!……  I knew it was coming soon, I knew it was this month, I knew because I had mentioned it at work, I knew….. but, somehow it had snuck up on me. Oh! how could I have done the unthinkable!…… I forgot!

My white-faced silence told him everything… and he laughed. So sweet and forgiving.  I thought only men did that……. women always remember special dates.  Am I showing my age..*buried head in hands* I hope not…

I have since made amends, I wrote him a little poem, admittedly it’s not my best work, but then I profess to not being much of a poet anyway, but he loved it and that’s the main thing.  We are going out tonight for a lovely candle lit dinner for two, and I promise, pinky promise, never to do the unthinkable again!

When you took my Hand

That I should be so lucky,

When you came into my life.

I am the lucky one you chose,

To be your loving wife.

I never thought I would experience,

Such a gentle warm embrace.

As I look into soft eyes,

The sweet smile upon your face.

Watching young kids giggle and laugh,

When games with them you play.

I am grateful you were not taken,

Years ago one terrible day.

I love how friends privileged to know you,

Enjoy your laughter gather round.

Your generous spirit, your jokes,

Along with your dry wit sees no end.

Yes the gentle, warm, and often shy,

Compassionate and loving man.

How could I have forgotten a special day,

Thirty five years ago when you took my hand.

Happy Anniversary Darling!

About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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18 Responses to How could I Forget!

  1. aw, what a sweet post, Diane 🙂

    I always mix up which day we were married on lol… it’s the 18th or the 19th and my dh never lets me forget it nor does he never forget to tell others lol… he’s so proud he remembers and I don’t! lol

    Love your poem, great job ❤
    Denise of Ingleside, PEI

  2. aww… thankyou Denise. I felt terrible earlier today when I realised I had forgotten. I never forget normally. Thankyou for your kind comment and lovely to see you here.

  3. Pam says:

    Everything about this post was so special. The last lines of your poem…awwwww and ahhhhh! Lovely!

  4. T.F.Walsh says:

    Such a sweet poem… very nice. My hubby always gets the day of our anniversary mixed up:)

  5. How very nice of you! 🙂 Happy anniversary!!

  6. Happy Anniversary! Lovely poem ;~])

    Tip: Keep cards in your “occasion arsenal” for times just like this. :~])
    “Oh, honey, I thought we were going to exchange cards at home. I feel so bad I didn’t bring yours with.”

  7. Chuckled when I read your post. Have done the same thing, although it was both of us who forgot one year and my husband had just officiated at a wedding the day before. Your husband was so sweet. Such a lovely post. And, I’m sure he was moved by your poem as it was lovely. He’s such a sweetheart! I do keep a stack of all kinds of cards.

    • I do to, although unfortunately not anniversary cards. Thankyou so much Pat for your kind words. I thought it would make everyone chuckle. Yes he is a sweetie all right.

  8. Darlene says:

    Happy Anniversary! We have been married 35 years as well. My husband always remembers, I often forget. It happens. Enjoy your evening. Love the poem.

  9. Stacy S. Jensen says:

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your poem with us.

  10. cassam101 says:

    Oh I can’t believe you forgot! After all you’ve had to remember it for a long time. Lovely poem I’m sure your hubby preferred that to a card.I’ve been married 34 yrs this Sunday 25th, so I’d really better go and buy a card!

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