We're not sure we will ever top our commemoration of the first 19 years! We celebrated in what turned out to be one of the most perfect days we've ever spent together, literally. Maybe because we're in the captivatingly unique city of Barcelona, maybe because no other person or object has been vying for our attention, or maybe just because we realized how madly, deeply, and passionately we are in love with each other . . . still.
It possibly could also have been the morning spent in utter amazement at the brilliance and genius surrounding Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, la Sagrada Familia . . . the fascination with Parque Guell and then subsequent downpour that had us running for cover, but made Gaudi's caves and tunnels all the more intriguing . . . our authentic and unbelievably good Catalan meal at media dia (thanks to Chris' relatives who welcomed us with open arms and food for an army). . . renting bicycles and peddling along the Barceloma coastline and grand avenues enjoying the fresh breezes and ocean air . . . another "Seinfeld moment" that kept us laughing for hours afterward . . . an evening stroll through city park after a quick stop for a pastry and chat with a local baker . . .
and maybe, just maybe what made it a night to remember was walking toward the Arc de Triomphe, hand in hand with a full moon overhead reminiscing about those very first dates and the early years of our courtship when all was new and life held so many possibilities. We both agreed that it has indeed been worth it, every bump in the road, every year filled with more growth, and most importantly knowing that each passing year we truly understand our relationship and how it has matured. That is the blessing of marriage, and if we've made it this far, we're confident we have many more good years and happy moments like this in our future.