Twenty-Six Years of Optimism

We’re celebrating our 26th anniversary today. I always have such fond memories of our wedding, and the life I’ve built with my husband and son … but inevitably my mind drifts back to the flowers in my wedding bouquet. For years, Mr. Sickles gave me stargazer lily bulbs to plant in the garden. As a result, we had dozens of cut lilies to bring in on June 4. But when we moved four years ago, I didn’t bring any lilies with me — other than the fondant lily that was on a cake we had celebrating our 20th anniversary. That cake was the stuff of legends, the decorations included, and came from Once In A Blue Moon Bakery in Cary. I think it’s time to add some stargazers to this garden, since we have the perfect meadow for stargazing and, well, stargazers.