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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Autumn Equinox Encounter

The Autumn Equinox offers special sentiment to me, it is also my wedding anniversary.

The cool Thursday, thirteen years ago, did not seem like a very significant day, but one person can change everything. That night, I fell in love.

And I’m still falling.

A day of balance, the equality of day and night, that is what the Autumn Equinox brings. Little did I know that would make the perfect conditions for two very different people to come together in a way that I still can’t quite describe.

Stephen and I married two years later on a Saturday, also the Autumn Equinox. We’ve been balancing each other out ever since. Life is a beautiful dance and I am so very thankful to have found such an amazing partner, fitted especially to me.

I wrote a poem about our meeting...

Autumn Equinox Encounter

Autumn Equinox--
Perfect balance of day and light
     Light and dark.
Cooler air and shorter days.
Time for renewal

Over a decade ago--
A nonnegotiable invitation to dinner
      In a quiet college town.
Good friends, 
     a perfect night
          For my life to change forever.

He strode in
Without a care in the world
     On the surface.
I read something more,
His eyes do not lie.
Quiet confidence,
     Shy smile
          Steady manner.

I listened.

We are opposites, he and I.
Yet balance overcomes difference--
     Day and night,
     Light and Dark,
          Boy and Girl.

In each other we found--
I fell in love that night
I found a strength
I didn’t want to let go
I don’t plan to anytime soon.

A decade passed--

Magical things can happen
     When you least expect it.
On the Autumn Equinox--
     The perfect time
          To fall in love.

Met on September 22, 2005 (Autumn Equinox)

Married on September 22, 2007 (Autumn Equinox)

Had daughter, Zoey in August 2009

July 2018

July 2018

Happy Autumn!


Title Photo by Alfred Schrock on Unsplash

Have an inspired day!


  1. Congratulations! A beautiful meeting that lead to a new life of experiences.

    1. Thank you. It is a wonderful life. Hope you have and amazing week!

  2. Such a lovely post. You both look so happy together :) Thanks for sharing last week with us at The Weekend Blog Hop #Weekendbloghop


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