i was typing an explanation of our wreath on a reply the other day and realized
i was talking about much more than a wreath.
you see, when we started talking about decorating our door for christmas
i wanted a simple berry wreath
you know, little red berries...nothing hugely fancy but something a little different
it became apparent pretty early on that a berry wreath wasn't going to fly.
anthony only liked evergreen wreaths
"you know, the traditional kind"
i couldn't think of a way to make a traditional wreath look good
i spotted fresh pine wreaths at trader joes
and not only did it smell amazing, i thought
"i can work with this"
i went and bought my berry wreath at target
and tied the two together
and what happened
was kind of amazing
both wreaths on their own were perfectly fine
beautiful, in fact, in different ways
and many people would put them up just as they originally were
nothing wrong with that
but the two together made a wreath that
(to anthony and i at least)
is better than either original wreath
they belong together
it's kind of like us, really
anthony and i were fine on our own
but we're better together
and that's not where the similarity stops
see, we had to replace the original pine wreath
because it browned
because WE failed to water it properly
it needed attention
a bit of misting every day
just like us...we need to give our relationship
a bit of attention each day
when i think of it in terms like these
the simple wreath on our front door
means even more to me.