Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Best Day Ever...

In honor of the most special event in my life I am re-posting this. I know you won't mind reading it again...

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 one 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 was crying as I wrote this originally. 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. I remember I couldn't stop crying as I typed and guess what... I am crying again, as I re-post it. Whenever I blog, he gets his guitar and plays and sings songs for me as I type, I don't think he realizes how romantic it is. 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".


Creative Treasures by Donna said...

Congratulations! Such a sweet story of your life. I'm sure you'll have many more! Good month to get married in, we were too on the 19th, it'll be our 37th anniversary. Happy Anniversary!

Lisa said...

Oh I meant to say this in the other comment rather than comment twice. Sorry! Happy Anniversary. Such a great story.

Kristen said...

We just had a GREAT kiss in your honor!!!

Happy Anniversary Susan, and your DH!!! I hope you have the most wonderful of days, and many more!!!!

I like that your DH plays the guitar while you blog. Mine reads in my room with me while I make cards. I hope we always have that great longing for togetherness. It is too wonderful.

God bless you and yours.

Kristen and Kyle!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Congrats on your anniversary! How wonderful it is to have a long lasting marriage. My hubs and I just celebrated our 20th on May 12th. Have a great day!

Angela Recada said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad you reposted this, since I hadn't yet discovered your wonderful blog a year ago.

What a wonderful, romantic way to get married! Twenty years ago we also had a very small wedding in a creaky old church, with me wearing my mom's wedding dress. I love this kind of wedding - so meaningful at the time, and a treasured memory forever.

Your love and devotion to each other a a true inspiration. I'm so fortunate to know you!


Marie S said...

Oh this is so beautiful and romantic and look at how cute you guys are.
Congatulations and may there be many many more!
Happy Anniversary Susan.

Life Potentials Network said...

Great wedding story! I think these sweet little weddings are so much better than the extravaganzas! Congratulations! Many blessings, diantha

vivian said...

aww! I love this story! what a great memory to have and story to tell! and the picture is so sweet!
happy anniversary!

Michele said...

Oh, what a sweet story. I can remember that day (8/8/88)! I was dating a guy and we were watching the news and they were talking about all the people that got married on that day. I looked at him and said, "Can we get married on 9/9/99?" And he said, "How about ten-ten-tenny-ten?" Well, I dated him for another 5 years and then I got rid of him! I married my current husband on 7/7/07!

I so understand the love you have that brings you to tears. Congratulations on your many years!

suze said...

Congrats! What a sweet story and look at all the money you saved. Most people in our family that had the big fancy weddings are no longer married. DH and I had the short but sweet version. Married at the mill where we went on our first date and just had a handful of family and friends. We even made our own cake together.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Awww!!! I know I'm late but... Happy Anniversary!
What a wonderful post! You both were sooo adorable! Heck, you still are.
Here's to 50 more! :> )

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Happy Anniversary Susan! What a sweet story. We got married 11 months before you, so I can understand what it is like to be married to the man you love for so long. Here's to many more happy years together! :-)

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Susan
I hadnt been around when you wrote this about your wedding so Congrats on your Anniversary just lovely.
Takes me back to mine it is always such a lovely feeling with someone you love and who really loves you.
Ours was til death do us part and so unfortunately we have parted that way, but we had 30 yrs of wonderful times even the (misunderstandings) in any marriage, and I am left with beautiful memories and wonderful feeligs to go on with.
I thank the Universe every day for bringing us together as Im sure you do.
Here's to many happy years to you both.

Aunt Spicy said...

What a great story! Happy anniversary!