I recently commented that Dani and I celebrated 4 years of marital bliss. Kudos to Dani for putting up with me for that long. But rewind with me 4 years. Dani and I had probably only opened our weddings gifts about a week ago today. And with all the gifts we received perhaps the most random gift was that of a Fire extinguisher. The note attached said something like … “May the flames of your love never die!” We thought … kinda cute of them … but kinda odd. The variety of gifts that you just wonder if it was re-gifted but yet possibly well thought out. I am not sure how to describe it. I would hate to offend because we really appreciated the gift. In fact we really appreciated every gift. Large or small. We feel that many people sacrificed to bless our lives. Now I will cut to the chase.
Fast forward 4 years. Its late May and in a hungered frenzy Cosette (who manages the affairs of the office) places a tasty dish upon the stove to heat up. She proceeds to go upstairs when Dani starts yelling for her. She flies down the stairs like Peter Pan and tries to smother the flames of the oven mitt and hot pad. She is unsuccessful in doing so since the source of heat is coming from the burner below. Dani with quick thinking gets high above the fridge and … ENTER STAGE LEFT ODD WEDDING GIFT … and extinguishes the blaze! Someone accidentally turned on the back burner instead of the front. Oops. No harm no foul. But the thought returned and a voice beckoned. The once thought strange wedding gift is now a prized wedding gift when used. Thank you VERY much to the beautiful couple who blessed our lives with a needed gift and a cute note. Flame of Marriage still burning. Flame of oven … extinguished!
Hey Kendra … nice shot. Photo by Kendra Tropple.
Matt Wheeler – Photographer