Almost 9 years ago, Mr. P (then at the time my boyfriend) and I were embarking on our first long distance relationship together. Except it was 7,000 miles away, two different countries, and 7 different time zones apart. This one, although still tough, is only 2,o00 miles away, same country, and only two different time zones. Heck – we can text each other; a premium that wasn’t an option 9 years ago.
While we were trying to cope and manage a long distance relationship, I decided to get us each a bracelet. This bracelet was made specifically to get tighter in the water. Every time it was tight, it reminded us of each other.
On our wedding day, we cut them. We placed them in a jar and said our vows. “They now wish to remove their bracelets which have been an anchor of this relationship during the miles apart.”
“Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand one, representing you BRIDE and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the other representing you, GROOM, and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be.”
So, why am I telling you this? Well, for our 6 year anniversary, I thought it was appropriate to do the same thing again. Only this time, I got matching ones!
The only way Mr. P and I are back together again is by finding a house out here in Massachusetts big enough for our 3 Stooges and the 3 fur-babies. Once we are all back together in the great state of Massachusetts, we will cut our new bracelets and embark on this new journey. Together.