Well, we did it! This past weekend I married my best friend. It was always in the stars but we chose October 20th as our wedding day. Planning a wedding is no small feat. It takes a lot of thought and planning and most importantly wonderful friends. I can’t imagine doing it all myself. Even though our wedding was small, it took a lot of helpers. There are things you just don’t think about. Finding a pastor, choosing a location, choosing which flowers to put in your bouquet. I am just not a creative person so it took a village to plan my wedding.
As I said, my husband and I had a small wedding. I guess the hardest part was choosing who to invite. Our family and friends have just been wonderful to us. Since the day I started telling my friends and family about Dean I have felt like we had their blessing. One knows when something is right and our love has been right, straight from the start. We have both been told by many people that we have never looked this happy. We both raised our children and of course there is nothing more fulfilling, but finding your soul mate is the best feeling there is.
Our wedding was in October so there is no way to predict what the weather will be. May I just say that it was perfect. The day was sunny and warm, well, warm to a yankee. My husband is from Texas so to him it was slightly chilly, but the day was beautiful. We had our closest friends and our immediate families there with us and it was awesome. I have never felt so loved as that day when you are with the man of your dreams and your family surrounds you.
All was going well until my maid of honor realized that the time had come and gone and the pastor was not there. She took it all into her hands and made several calls. One of my close friends then picked up the phone to get a backup pastor but it ended up number one pastor was reached and he was on his way. Evidently there was a mix up in his book with the date.
As the festivities started the cameras started clicking. My bridesmaid stood by my side and it was all I could do not to giggle. We have so many inside jokes about what could happen on this day that I couldn’t even turn to look at her. I knew I would break out in laughter. It wasn’t until I realized that I had forgotten to grab the bouquet that I looked at her. We both smiled. What can you do at that point? The ceremony was beautiful and I wouldn’t change a thing. Looking into my love’s eyes and professing those words was the most special feeling I know.
Now, we move forward through life with the support of our families and friends and enjoy each day as if it was our last.
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” ~ Earl Nightingale