It’s been 30 years. Can’t really believe it but it’s true.
And here we are. Three decades, two kids, and a lot of life later, we’re still standing. Still together.
That stands for something. These days. Yesteryear. Anytime. It has always stood for something.
So I decided, rather recently actually, to become a bride again. To “say yes to the dress” once more. And the more I thought about it the more I loved the idea.
Sometimes you need a boost.
Of course. It’s only natural. We all need to remember why we’re doing what we’re doing and why we’re with who we are with.
Life throws you plenty of curves, let me tell you from experience ladies and gentlemen, it’ll blow you away with both the good and the not-so-good surprises.
But like the (amazing to me) tall pines just outside my home that have stood the test of time, and survived many, many hurricanes, we as a couple are one of them in spirit. Weathering the storms when they come, and enjoying the blue skies when the storms pass.
That sounds too philosophical!
For certain! I’m a believer in laughter, and how it changes everything, and so I’m not one for giving speeches about the solemn duties of marriage. Please!
Instead I have found that being together is the key. Being able to laugh at the things that go wrong, celebrate all the small things that are incredibly right, and never taking anyone or anything for granted.
There you have my own marriage 101 course in a nutshell.
Going for it.
Yup. I mean it when I say “yes to the dress”. I’m going to put on a brand new gown, have flowers, say our vows and have a lovely reception.
I want all the people who matter in my life to be there – as many as can be there anyway. I want all the “faces of my world” there to celebrate the years and celebrate the success story that Roger and I have written.
Well, heck yes. I’m up in the air about it. Maybe Las Vegas. Maybe New Orleans. Maybe Colorado. It’ll depend on when we go.
I may break with tradition, which I love to do by the way, and have the ceremony and reception in the early Fall and the honeymoon around Valentine’s Day 2018. That sounds sweet to me. But, it’s not carved in stone so we’ll see.
I’ll be blogging about my wedding and honeymoon plans, my family, and all the other great details of my life.
For me it’s the time to shout out to the entire world, “We made it!”. So that’s pretty much what I’ll be doing…..
All the best to you,