|The trusty rice cooker and can opener|
Tonight I made soup and was using my electric can opener. I like it a lot, even though its plastic is a bit warped and discolored from being left on a stove burner. I looked across the counter at my rice cooker. It's Japanese and has lasted all 13.5 years of our marriage, as has the can opener. They were both wedding gifts. This led me to wonder what I really had left of our wedding gifts. Brandon and I brainstormed, and here is what we came up with. If you remember giving me something and it's not here, remind me. It may be broken and was probably well loved. Our family uses everything to the bitter end and the things that are left have survived 7 moves, one being across the Pacific ocean. I've decided that it's ok that this is all that's left of our gifts, because every gift was fully appreciated. The best gifts we were given were these: faith, hope and love, and we've still got plenty of those. I'd love to know what remains from your wedding.
|Our wedding photos were a gift from a photographer friend. The album and frame were also gifts. There is one more album that I know is in our photo boxes that was also a gift.|
|Our toothbrush holder. I think my friend Kelly gave this to us.|
|A hand turned koa wood bowl. It has a piece broken off of it, but I love it. It is my reminder that one day I will play with a lathe and make beautiful things like this.|
|I'm actually thinking the cookbook was from our wedding shower or first Christmas, but it's old and thrashed as dirt, so it counts. These three pieces of silverware are our only originals I could locate.|