when skies are grey.

11 Sep

it’s 1 am and i am getting up in a few hours to leave for darjeeling (tea, mount everest, not kolkata) but had to tell you something i learned tonight about the husband.

we have this slideshow our wedding photographer put together of all the “best shots” from our tiny (well, miniature really) wedding in december. it’s a magical slideshow set to the beatles ‘here comes the sun’ and it makes me smile each time i watch it.

sometimes i watch it at work. sometimes i watch it while drinking chilled chardy and shedding an oh-so-tiny tear. sometimes i watch it with other people.

i thought that i was probably alone in this quiet little ritual. i mean, we’ve been married a while now, i figured the sheen of the day had somewhat worn off – especially for the husband.

but tonight, as i showed the slideshow to miss jp (aka the ringleader of the americans) the husband said: “i love this slideshow. i  love it. sometimes i watch it at work when i really miss you.”

my heart skipped about 34095 beats.

apparently the big man watches our little wedding slideshow at work when he misses me the mostest. in doing so he reflects on our special day, which in turn brings him just a little closer to me on the days when skies are grey.

what a revelation – i thought i was the only one sneaking a peek at this slideshow 7, 8 and 9 months out!

even though these drab and dreary days aren’t here right now, i just had to tell you that his tiny admission made me smile. and, if you haven’t already seen them, it made me want to share these very special wedding moments with you all.

if you are so inclined, you may view our small wedding slideshow here. (pictures courtesy of the brilliant andria lo of orange photography)

while we are off to darjeeling tomorrow to make new memories, i’ve realized that the moments of love and commitment from our wedding day will help carry us through trying times – no matter how many years pass. and this makes me think we did it right.


10 Responses to “when skies are grey.”

  1. Josh Vanwyck September 11, 2011 at 4:39 am #

    Beautiful as always Alli! Thanks for sharing. It brought a tear of joy to my eye. Glad you’re both together for a bit. Hugs! J

    • al September 16, 2011 at 2:26 am #

      oh joshie, thanks so much!

  2. ica September 11, 2011 at 6:34 am #

    Seriously cried like a small child! To many emotions at one time lol.

    Enjoyed though haahah

    Love so so much xoxooxooxox

    • al September 16, 2011 at 2:26 am #

      wait…you’re NOT a small child. we need to talk.

  3. Chu September 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing that slideshow Allison! It was so beautiful…my eyes got a little bit watery…but in a manly sort of way. lol.

    All the bestest and warmest wishes to the both of you!

    • al September 16, 2011 at 2:27 am #

      your comment made both ben and i smile – we miss you!

  4. Hannah September 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Please continue to put the photos of your life together in tune with songs. It makes stalking you a much more enjoyable and emotional experience.

    • al September 16, 2011 at 2:28 am #

      i’m on it.

  5. Brenna September 11, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    Too cute you two!

  6. A.A.B. (auntie angie baby) September 14, 2011 at 3:25 am #

    …grey skies are gonna clear up…put on a happy face….

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