Friday, February 10, 2006

Five years ago. . .


Feb. 10, 2001
Originally uploaded by fylliska.



I was going to post a fun song that makes us laugh here, but I can't figure out how to do that. It's the theme for our anniversary this year. And since most of you probably wouldn't understand the words or find the Yugoslavian accent funny, my rough translation might be enough. (But the music is so fun. . . folk-ish and from the '70s.)

If Only Our Days Apart Would Hurry By
From a record by Ivitsa Sherfezi

Again a parting awaits us
I ask just one thing of you
Don’t be sad,
Don’t be sad.
The roads are carrying you away.
In our separation
Just don’t forget me.
If only our days apart would hurry by.
I am waiting for you.
Soon, soon you’ll come back
And smile happily at me,
And you’ll say, “Hello. Here I am.”
La-la-la. . .
In anticipation of our meeting
I am with you in my thoughts
Remember that,
Remember that.
I know what longing is.
In our separation
Just don’t forget me.
If only our days apart would hurry by.
I am waiting for you.
Soon, soon you’ll come back
And smile happily at me,
And you’ll say, “Hello. Here I am.”
La-la-la. . .


(But if I can figure out a way to upload music, you'll be able to dance to this with Jaan. Come back later and see.)

8 comments:

BabaJulie said...

Oh!! Happy Anniversary!! And, this really is a sacrifice to have him gone today!! I hope he brings you a nice surprise back! Congratulations! You all were a beautiful and handsome bride and groom and are now a beautiful and handsome "old married couple"!!! (: Lots of Love!

Anonymous said...

Hey! Bolshoi Congratulations on your 5 years! It's a great milestone, and should the Lord not return before, I hope it's just a start toward 50 or 60 or 70...our 31 and counting seem so brief.

We love each of you greatly, and are proud of you, and pray for you daily, and miss you much.

I know you'll have the proper celebration upon Will's return. Bear hugs and kisses to all...

D/B/G

Anonymous said...

Honey--What a testimony your attitude is to those--like me--who tend to say how unfortunate it is that you are physically separated on your fifth anniversary. May our Lord greatly bless you for that focus and give you a very special celebration later.

Much love....

Alissa Maxwell said...

Phyllis,
I can totally relate. Scott and I spent our 5th anniversary apart this year as well. Kind of a bummer, but it's good to remember that it's not the one day that is significant but the continuted days to come!

You guys look so young in that photo...but I guess I think the same thing about our wedding pics!
-Alissa

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!!! I remember your special day so well. I had so much fun being a part of it. I can't believe how quickly time flies by! Congrats to you both!
LOVE,
Shae

Anonymous said...

Phyllis and Will,

I too remember your special day! It doesn't seem that long ago. I remember that being the first you heard of Amos. We too will be celebrating our 5th this year! What a wonderful time to remember!

Thinking of you! lara

The Grinder said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! Warm congratulations to you and Will from Maya and me!!

Anonymous said...

Happy late anniversary! I can't believe it's already been five years. That means that May will be 5 yrs. out of college for me(that's how I remember the yr. you got married). Crazy. Love to all.