Friday, December 30, 2011

One Fine Day {fifteen years ago}

It is way past my bedtime and I had to grab my laptop to tell you this.

I just flipped on the TV for a quick bit while I ate the last piece of leftover pumpkin pie. (I know. Let's not discuss how that is not the best choice at midnight for several reasons. K?)

But guess what movie just started? One Fine Day.

Yeah, many of you haven't even heard of it because you were like 7 years old when it came out. But that movie is really special to me.

And not so much the movie itself. But the when and with whom I first saw it. I saw it 15 years ago THIS WEEK (possibly even THIS DAY) with my fiancee of one day.

He asked me to marry him a few days after Christmas, and the next day, we went to see One Fine Day in the theater together. It was an afternoon like any other, and we had no idea what was ahead of us.

It's sort of funny, watching this now. Our lives reflect the film much more now than they did before we were married with kids.

It's full of parenting mishaps, mothering saves, teamwork, disasters, arguments, and really great depictions of the way life gets in the way of our plans.

{Maybe it would all be a bit easier if I had those legs?!}

I mean, this is often how we look! Me talking. My husband looking at me with a furrowed brow in exasperation. Right?

And yet.

This movie also clearly shows how despite all the craziness, Love finds a way.

It's miraculous, really.

I'm sitting here thinking Wow. Here we are, after 14 years of marriage, living all the same things. And my, this past year has had it's share of all of the above. But love presses on. It does. And I sincerely find that miraculous.

It's been about 5475 fine days from then 'till now. Isn't that a big number? It's startling to see it in black and white.

And right now, in the dark, quiet house, I'm reminded that God has been faithful to carry us through every. single. one.

And sweetheart, if you asked me again today, I'd still say Yes.

{p.s. netflix this one with your sweetie if you haven't seen it, despite the giant cellphones. did you notice? i think that means I'm old. ish.}



  1. what a wonderfully sweet memory! It's nice to see how all the hard work of marriage pays off.

  2. yah! how fun! love that pic of you and your man :)

  3. you're not that much older than me! i totally saw that movie in the theater! i want to watch it again. sweet story about you and your hubby.

  4. i love it, Leslie. and i was most certainly not 7! : ) now i am wanting to see it again. happy new year!!

  5. so sweet. :)
    happy new year, Leslie!

  6. one of my favorites, and I'm sure I saw it when it first came out! the giant cell phones are hilarious. I love when special movies can make us reflect so profoundly as you have here. a really beautiful tribute to your man. thanks for sharing it with us.

  7. this is great leslie.
    i saw this movie in the theatre with my now husband i was 16. ;)

  8. omg that made me tear up when you said you would say yes again! :) yall are TOO cute! and i LOVE that movie - im sad I didnt catch it on last night...but it may have to go on my list of things to watch when I am up nursing the new baby during the night! :) and THANKS for your advice on things to take to the hospital - i LOVED that dermaplast spray too!! it was great! Ill keep you posted - any day now! BLESSINGS friend! love you!!!!!

  9. One of my favorite movies too! And I did notice those GIGANTO cell phones! Too funny!!! What a great sentiment about marriage.You're so right, God is So faithful.

  10. LOVE this and I LOVED that movie!!! Such a classic!

  11. I didn't even read this post. But I did just read your repost on Casey's blog and I was SO beyond touched.

    What a beautiful post and I have listened to that song for years, and loved it, but never so much as I do now.

    Thanks new friend.

    Glad to have found you.


  12. I have seen this movie about 50 times! I love it! :) Just found your blog via Casey's! :)

  13. I love that movie, I totally need to see it again :)

    and I'm totally okay with pumpkin pie at midnight-it's that good!

  14. Congratulations on your anniversary! I'm always so encouraged when I hear of marriages that are standing the test of time. Be blessed as your celebrate girl. Love Heather.

  15. hi from your newest follower :)

    my husband (of less than a year) saw the movie Sherlock Holmes the day he proposed, not quite as romantic but, everytime I see that movie I feel all mushy inside and I hope I always do. <3

  16. sleepless in seattle. that's our movie. we weren't even dating yet, but after seeing it with a group of cummer camp co-workers i said "why can't all guys be from seattle" (implying tom's character was what i was looking for. i was 19). to that michael responded, "i'm from seattle." and i knew...magic. :-)

    happy 15 anniversary of your engagement!

  17. I love that movie!! What a beautiful way to remember your 15+ years of love :) xoxo