Today, April 14th celebrates our 3rd wedding anniversary!
This brings up a very dear subject - 3s!
We had an Asian themed wedding ceremony at the Morikami Gardens. We decided that we wanted a very non-traditional wedding. Instead of exchanging vows and rings, we had a Japanese San San Kudo Ceremony:
During the ceremony, the couple exchanged the san-san-kudo sake sips. San means three. Three is an indivisible number, and it is considered a sacred number in Buddhism. By exchanging the nuptial sake sips, this three time three, they are now happily united. Nine means triple happiness. But just as the san-san-kudo sake sips may not be altogether delicious, the couple's marriage life may not always be delightful, but they will have to overcome their hardships with the co-operative spirit of the san-san-kudo.
Part of our ceremonial nuptials and Myke had put together also said how 3 is a very important number, not only can it not be divided, but a table needs 3 legs to stand and be balanced.
Coincidentally (or not!) just after we celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary, we will be a family of 3 when we travel to Vietnam to welcome Chianna as our 3rd and ever important leg!
We hold you in our heart and touch you in our dreams. You are here each day with us, at least that's how it seems. We know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long. But remember child, we love you so and that will keep you strong. Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin... Because tonight, just as always, we blow you kisses in the wind. We promise you, darling, we're doing all that we can do. Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend. But for tonight, just as always, we blow you kisses in the wind. May our love wrap you up and hold you very tight. And let the angels bring the kisses that we send to you each night.