22 July 2009

Taken Back

my left eye-lid peeled open at the touch of sunlight creeping in through the window of vern & jeff's 1974 winnebago, and i slowly rose, attempting to live every moment of the day for exactly what it was; nothing more, and definitely nothing less.

it was the day i would marry the girl of my dreams. so, i stepped out of the rv, overlooking our little camp-site, and enjoyed the ideal of a luxury hobo breakfast: campsite breakfast burritos.

from that camp-side breakfast, to hitting traffic on the way to the beach, to the first look i will never forgot, to the red velvet cupcakes, to the reception, to the midnight run to cvs in suit & dress to pick up a small fan, i enjoyed each bit. i savored each experience to anchor the weight of what would happen that day. i never wanted to forget, but more importantly, i wanted to live well that day.

and now that two years [and a day] have passed, i can tell you i have learned much. i have learned how much more i love my bride, than i ever thought i could. i have learned how much i don't have it all together. i have learned that i have much more to learn.

but, i have also found, with no excuse, that i have given myself license to shy away from the type of life that i embraced that day, two years and one day ago. so, today, i re-commit myself to you, carlie renee davis. i vow to love you, in the truest and the most artful sense; to accept you & to create passion. i vow to serve you & lead our family. and in it all, i vow to savor each moment, of each day, to anchor the blessing of our commitment two years ago. and when i fail [which i vow will be often], i pray for your forgiveness.

you take me back to myself. thank you. happy anniversary.
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13 comments:

  1. So if there was a prize for the sweetest, cutest couple - you guys would win hands down! I love the blog (i spent the last few hours browsing through the last two years of your photographic journey)- you are both amazing photographers and truly inspiring to someone still trying to figure it all out.
    Happy Anniversary!
    xo Sarah

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  2. Turns out my husband and I share a common anniversary with you and Carlie. Congrats to the two of you on two years of marriage!

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  3. What a super sweet post. Happy Anniversary you two!

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  4. Congratulations! God bless your marriage and your little one on the way! This is the sweetest post ever.

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  5. happy anniversary!!! Same as my parents...going 36 years strong! Congrats :)

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  6. How is it possible that you guys make me cry on about 99.9% of your posts?!?! You guys are amazing. Cheers to you and many, many more years of happiness! Congratulations!

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  7. happy anniversary g&c!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) hehehe

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  8. happy 2 years! i feel blessed to have found your beautiful work!

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  9. I agree, most adorable couple goes to Carlie and Gabriel! ;)
    This is the sweetest by the way! Congrats you guys, I know you will have many many amazing anniversaries together! God bless!

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  10. so sweet! congrats on your 2 years, and to the many more to come!

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  11. I am in love with you both as a couple. Happy Anniversary!

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  12. congratulations! Ya'll are adorable! :-)

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  13. Happy Anniversary! You two are truly a blessed couple!

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