Friday, August 8, 2008

The Best Day Ever

Please join me in celebrating the Best Day Ever...
August 8, 1988

I don't have an picture from the actual wedding, but here we are soon after.

The wedding was a spur of the moment thing. One of the girls I worked with convinced me to go ahead with the plans that my sweetie and I had sort of talked about. I said to her that morning, when I looked at our office calendar, "ahhh, I wanted to get married today". She said "Well, the boss is on vacation, so we have most of the day to plan it out. Call your sweetie, go get the license while I find a preacher". No more encouragement was needed. We did get a parking ticket while we were obtaining the license, but other than that everything went off without a hitch.

Yes, my sweet friends, twenty years ago today, we said "I Do" and promised to love, cherish and obey. We meant it then and we mean it now. We got married in a little wedding chapel. I wore my favorite denim skirt and top and pinned Baby's Breath in my hair and carried some fresh wildflowers. (Sandy thought of everything). When we went to pick up Denise, to go along as our attendant/witness, she was wearing a yellow terrycloth tank top with matching short shorts and flip flops (she was the singer in the band Sweetie was in) and had already gotten a wedding cake for us that had little gold rings on it (there is still a piece in our freezer, we have taken it whenever we have moved). I carried my sister's Bible and wore my Mom's long forgotten wedding band. I have no recollection of what he wore, but we went to the Sizzler afterwards and had dinner. I am a little sad to admit that we didn't think to tell either of our families until it was over. We were more impulsive in those days.

I have to let you all know, I am crying as I write this. I am so blessed and fortunate to have him in my life. We have been through tough times just like anyone else, but we made it this far and we will make it through anything that comes our way. He is the love of my life and I will never stop thanking God for allowing me to spend my life with him. He and I aren't big party people, and we still haven't decided how we will celebrate. It doesn't matter what we do, as long as we are together.

I can't think of a better way to share my joy with all my friends, than through this little blog. That is why I am posting this happy, grainy picture from so many years ago. Hope you like it.

To help us celebrate, please kiss that special someone and say "this one's for Susan and her Hubby".


msteeleart said...

Happy Anniversary Susan. :)

Thank you for posting on my new blog. I think you would enjoy beadmaking with a dual gas torch but it is a pain to set up. I started on the fireworks torch, then went to a hothead. Every bead I made with the hothead was scummy, especially clear. On the new torch I have yet to make a scummy bead but I was terrified to light it up for the first time. The hardest thing to set up is the ventilation, I am still not sure I have the perfect ventilation. I guess I will just hope for the best and hope my beads will improve with all the practicing I have been doing.

sashibala said...

Congratulations on your 20th anniversary! I will most definitely kiss my hubby just for you. :)

Everwild said...

"To help us celebrate, please kiss that special someone and say 'this one's for Susan and her Hubby.'" Done!

Can I kiss him again? Maybe a third or fourth time? *impish grin*

Happy 20th you two!


Amy Sullivan said...

Oh Susan, you made me cry too. :)
Happy, Happy you two!!! I don't sing very well, but never stops me.
Have lovely day!!!

marni said...

Susan, this is awesome! You're awesome...and so is your hubbie.

Now, I see what you mean by just do it.

I'll have a smile on my face for the rest of the day. Thanks.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love it!
What a happy story! Congratulations! Give yourself a hug for me!

Barbara Pask said...

Happy Anniversary to you, 20 is a big one. So nice to hear a happy story, I'm lucky to say that's my story too. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment.

Kims Art said...

Happy Anniversary! I am a little late, but I hope you had a wonderful celebration! I love the hair! It looks good on you!

mcdc3s said...

What a lovely entry. So romantic! Congratulations Susan.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What a sweet story! I'm so glad you two found each other.
I had to chuckle at the terrycloth outfit!
Happy Anniversary, and here's to many more!