As you guys know, my first wedding anniversary was April 26th. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not the hugest deal—we’ve been together for more than six years, after all, and never made much of a habit of making a big thing of our anniversaries. But still, the first year of marriage is said to be the hardest, so it’s worth celebrating getting over that hump.
You might also know that the traditional first anniversary gift is paper. (The modern one, apparently, is clocks. Who comes up with this stuff?) I’m sure back in the day, when paper was more valuable and expensive, it made a lot more sense to give your significant other paper goods on your anniversary. But nowadays, that means one thing (to me, at least): books!
And boy, did Andrew not disappoint.
Even more than a week later, I can’t really put into words quite how excited I was by this gift, so I’ll just tell you what I got: a signed first-edition hardcover of Misery by Stephen King.
The inscription might be made out to someone else, but I DON’T CARE. Stephen King touched this book!! And now so have I. It’s like we’ve shaken hands by virtue of the transitive property.
There’s really nothing I can say that will do this amazing gift justice. It’s something I’m absolutely going to treasure forever.by