March 4, 2011

With this ring, I thee wed...

The Provider & I:  March 4th, 1995

On this day sixteen years ago, I said those very words to The Provider while holding his hand - and then giggled. It was the first of many that day - the laughter bubbling to the surface over my attempts to slide the band of gold smoothly over his not-so-tiny knuckle! These are the perils of marrying a man with 'tradesmen's hands'. It was a small but memorable moment from a special day that makes me smile every time I think about it.

But wow, sixteen years. Lookit us!!

The Provider and I are not huge givers of anniversary gifts to each other. It might be a little cliche, but we try to spend some alone time together over a glass of something special. However, I was curious to know what the suggested anniversary gift was for 16 years and decided to check it out.

According to Google, there are many variations on presents - the traditionalists nominate Topaz as the gift of choice; the modern set are all about silver hollowware. However, if neither of these are your cup of tea, don't fret! There is an alternate choice offered as well (isn't there always with these things? LOL) Apparently periodot or aquamarine gemstones are for those who like to think outside the square. You heard it here first.

There was one other choice, although personally, I think this is probably more for the man who only remembers on his way home from work and dashes into the corner shop or service station to grab something quick -- it was a nice bunch of flowers (hopefully with the price sticker taken off the wrapping).

Cheers. *g*
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