My beloved friend married me 11 years ago today.
It was sunny and breezy - the weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding. I only know because of the pictures :-)
Everything went absolutely perfect! It was a late start because all our guests were busy visiting and enjoying the reunion. I hear that there was the usual wedding scurry - the missing salad, the forgotten curls, the late bridal party...
I wouldn't know.
I planned on getting married even if there wasn't enough punch!
Adam-Jon had a friend deliver a little pink bottle of perfume to me. It had a tiny rosebud and ribbon tied to it!
I could see him outside with the pastor as I peeked through our living room blinds. We were married at my childhood home - it was lovely!
My sister Mattie Grace was four years old and stood up front with her little flower girl basket.
After a time she stood beside me and took hold of my skirt in her fist, so I unhooked it and held onto it with my free hand.
Before long, she stood directly facing the pastor and took hold of AJ's hand as well!
There was no one in the world but me and my beloved, and miss Mattie!
It made some sweet memories (and pictures!)
My mom made colorful flags which lined the gravel road and waved exultantly in the breeze as we drove past on our way out - the beginning our future life together!
I am truly the most blessed of women to stand beside this man.
I thought he was perfect back then, and I am still of that opinion!
After 11 years of precious times and difficult ones I have many many more reasons to believe it!
Lord, If you are willing, please grant us many more years together. Thank you!
And... I love you babe!
4 years ago