To my dearest twinnie turned mister turned fiancé,
It is times like this that I wish I had written the perfect stanzas to give you the faintest inkling of just how much you mean to me. In spite of the fact that we both had agreed in our first online messages to each other that it is oft much easier to speak in poetic verses when one is melancholic, as opposed to the immense felicity I feel therein.
Truth be told, I had consciously refrained from writing an anniversary post this year, simply because there are certain things that transcend mere words, and to be stuttering away in undecipherable non-sequitur of sorts may not be the best of ideas. And yet, here I am.
Even though this post comes exactly two weeks late, I just couldn’t help but be reminded of writing all this down, after having had gone through the marriage preparatory course with you a couple days back. You see, when the counsellor asked what’s so special about you, what is it that I love so much about you that is in no one else, what is it that made me decide to spend the rest of my life with you, I may have rattled off the few things off the top of my head at that point in time, but believe you me, I could have spent the whole of that 3 hour session just going on and on and on.
And it is for that very reason I have to admit I felt a little disappointed with myself for not having said more, for saying “That’s about all I can think of right now”. As much as everything came from the heart, I felt like it was the perfect opportunity to spell everything out to you, to let you know that you are special to me for reasons more than what was written in blue ink on the counsellor’s notepad. That I must list everything down and let you know.
But strangely enough, these sugar cookies I baked for our 5th anniversary reminded me of something more important than telling a complete stranger the things I love about you. And that is, every one has their own love story;– some may have been college sweethearts, some may have met during a wedding, some may have met online;– and just like these cookies, their love came from the same place, the deepest of their hearts, but with each distinctive journey carved together as two, just like the cookies, every love story takes on a different myriad of colours and appearance. That what looked like a butt imprint on my cookie appeared to be the perfect heart shape to you.
And that’s all that matters. For us to know our own love story. Deep in our hearts.
the one who can’t wait to be married to you.
(adapted from here)
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
- Cream together the butter and sugar until it is really light and fluffy. Add the eggs and the vanilla essence.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix until well. At this point, you may divide the dough and colour them with food gel (1 tsp will do) if you like.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 3-4 hours or overnight.
- Roll the dough out and cut using your favorite cookie cutter. Or if you prefer making patterns with your coloured doughs, roll the doughs into logs and arrange them according to your design, then just slice away!
- Bake the cookies in a 170°C for 8-10 minutes.