Saturday, August 11, 2007
Our 6th Wedding Anniversary
It was our 6th wedding anniversary last August 10. As been the tradition, we make a reservation at the Watzenhof. This is the hotel-restaurant where we celebrated our wedding.
The kids were already so excited when I told them that we would be celebrating our wedding anniversary together. Yes, together. The kids joined us. We wanted them with us. After all, we are celebrating US!
Then came the papa with a bunch of long stemmed red roses in the hand. He gave both kids a rose each, and he presented the bunch to me with flourish. His other gift, the Pandora charm, is already attached in my Pandora bracelet. I gave him a bottle of his favorite tequila gold.
The kids presented us and each other, with their artworks. They chose their clothes for dinner, something special, they said.
Dinner was great. We are already regular guests in this restaurant. The manager and most of his people know us. The kids are familiar faces in the kitchen. In fact, upon arrival, they were asked if they wanted to have ice cream from the kitchen. This is becoming a ritual. Would it be such in another six years?
I know this for sure. Being a Filipina mom in Germany is not easy -- a strange land, a strange culture, a strange language. But my husband's thoughtfullness made all the strangeness a wonderful experience. And the family I adopted here made the strangeness something special. And having the kids made the strangeness an adventure.
When we were ready to go, my husband told me, 'next year or when the kids can already eat them; we can tell the restaurant to cook for us from the menu that we had during our wedding.' Oh, isnt he just amazing?