My Husband Was in Charge of Our Anniversary

By Molly Bice-Jackson - 2:19 PM




...And he did a great job. 8 years. Wow. 

We celebrated last weekend due to the impending birth of our daughter. (Our anniversary was yesterday, the 29th).  Peter stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Jackson and Vic took me out for a delicious dinner at the Copper Onion in downtown SLC. Afterward, we walked around Memory Grove--absolutely beautiful. We got to spend a lot of time in the ginormous jetted tub in our room at the Anniversary Inn (it was amazing to feel weightless), and enjoyed breakfast brought to our room. 

The morning after our stay at the Inn, we went to the temple in Salt Lake and performed sealings. We ended the day with a picnic at the cemetery with Lucy and Peter. 

We've decided to start celebrating our anniversary either on June 30th (the day we first met) or July 10th (our first date). There is just too much going on in May. I was crying for Lucy half the time we were away, and happy to be cuddling with my wonderful husband the other half of the time. 

Now we are in the final days of this pregnancy and I can see how stressed Vic is getting. Money, taking care of a growing family, grieving. I wish I could wave a wand for him. 

We were commenting yesterday that sometimes we feel like such an old couple with all that we have been through in 8 short years. Lucy has been gone for 4 of those years--half of our marriage. 

The best gift we got for our anniversary was a letter this morning from the recipient of Lucy's liver. I am still processing it all and will have to share more later. 

Luz Y Amor. 



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  1. even i was shocked to read that you two have only been married 8 years, and even more shocked that its been a whole 4 years since Lucy graduated.
    you are one of my favorite couples and i am glad you celebrated one of the most remarkable relationships on earth!
    congrats.

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  2. Hi Molly! I am a long time reader but have never commented before. I love your blog and I just wanted to suggest that if you someday find yourself with nothing to write about, you should write about how you and Vic met. I would love to hear that story! Keep on doin' what your doin' girl! There are a bunch of us out here that are silently supporting you!

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  3. Lucy gone 4 years...I can't believe it. I'm sorry. Wish I could say something profound but I'm at a loss. Sending love and prayers.

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  4. Hi Molly and Vic! I am also a long time reader who has never commented before. I was touched to read how sweet and thoughtful your husband was for your anniversary! What a gift! It sounds like the two of you are connected so deeply. I hope to read about that letter you received soon, once you have been able to process it, as I'm certain it was also a gift, in a way, to receive something so unexpected on your anniversary. Happy Anniversary!

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  5. Congrats on 8 years! I have to say, my husband and I also talk about how old we feel. Ironically, a month ago I started having heart palpitations, so we ended up at a heart center, and I looked around at all the old people and us sitting in the waiting room. I told my husband, "Yep, we are old people in young bodies!"

    You are going to have an amazing experience with your new little girl. Things will be amazing and wonderful, and yes, sometimes emotional! There is always room for love, and I pray for you and your family as you go through the birthing experience and transition to a larger, but still amazing and wonderful family!!

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