Rosy and Grey

April 27 is a funny kind of day. Last year, it was one of the hottest days of the year. We didn’t realize it at the time, but it was to be the only hot, sunny, summery day for months, as May, June, and July were unseasonably cold and rainy.

Here’s what we did on April 27 last year:

Water Slide

April 27 is Princess Charming’s birthday (she’s our next-door-neighbour), and she’d gotten this water slide as a birthday present. The kids spent the whole day on it.

This year, this is what we woke up to:

Snow Day

Fourteen years ago today, Sir Monkeypants and I got married. I woke up in a hotel room with my mom. We looked outside and were amazed to see snow on the ground, soft flakes falling from the sky. “April,” my mom said. “You just never know.”

Some brides might have been upset, but I thought it was kind of magical. Wonderful, unusual weather for a wonderful, unusual day. Besides, my mother had made me a gorgeous floor-length purple woolen cape to wear over my wedding dress, and now I’d get to use it. Be prepared, as they say.

Over the years, April 27 has always been surprising. Some years, sun and sandals. Other years, rain and chills. This year, like that first year, snow.

Anything can happen. There’s good days and bad. Happy times and sad.

It’s never quite what you expect. But we’re riding the waves together.

April 27.

Sometimes it’s a hot summer day. Sometimes it snows.

Either way, I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

15 thoughts on “Rosy and Grey

  1. Awww, happy anniversary! 14 years?? You’re amazing!

    This reminded me of the movie Forest Gump – when he says “life is like a box of chocolates, ya never know which one yer gonna get”.

    I don’t mind snow at this time of year at all, it is short lived and will be gone in no time. The forecast already says sunny and warm by the end of the week, so I like to take a moment and just enjoy the beauty of a few April snowflakes.

  2. Aw great, now I’m crying at work! 🙂

    When I saw the snow this morning, I figured Mother Nature woke up thinking “waitwaitwaitwaitwait…. scrap that beautiful spring weather. It’s April 27. We *snow* on April 27.”

    Happy anniversary nonetheless!

    I’d like to say I’d have the same positive attitude about snow as you did if it snows on my wedding day, but that would be a lie. It had better not!

  3. Happy anniversary! We just had ours yesterday, and yes–it is amazing how much the weather can vary this time of year. Seven years ago we were fortunate to have unusually warm weather on our wedding day.

    Like you, I wouldn’t have cared if it was snowy or rainy. It’s going through things together that is what matters.

    All the best to you and Sir Monkeypants.

  4. I agree — I’m not at all perturbed about the weather. I’m a little annoyed that Eve and I are miserable fevery snotty heaps on the couch. Oh well, I wanted to watch Avatar and hear Eve giggle every time they say ‘shit’ ten or twelve more times anyway. Happy Anniversary.

  5. Shyla

    Warm and fuzzy post! Happy anniversary! I loved being at your wedding and a tiny part of your life now, still after all these years! Lots of love to the both of you! Congratulations!

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