Thursday, June 17, 2010
26 Years Ago Yesterday
Yesterday Larry and I celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary. We have often taken a trip to mark the occasion, but this year we settled for a lovely dinner out at our favorite restaurant. Well, my favorite, anyway.
Everyone said it was a beautiful wedding, but then everyone always says that, don't they? It is all a blur now, but there are still a few memories. I remember that the original cake baker had to cancel at the last minute because of back problems and I ended up ordering the cake from the grocery store. And my aunt said it was pretty good and "not too crumby." My uncle had come all the way from Arizona for my wedding but missed the ceremony because he had the time wrong. I was touched by his tears. Our wedding was the first for the photographer and she did a great job, but the battery on her camera died shortly after the ceremony. We relied on our friends with cameras for more photos, and they were more than happy to share them. I remember also that my husband stumbled over the words "plight thee my troth," which is hard to say on a good day. In spite of the less than stellar beginning, it has been a beautiful life, through both good times and bad and that is what really counts isn't it? Some of our dreams came true, others didn't, and God had a few surprises along the way that we hadn't even thought about. Anyway, if I had it to do all over again, I would. Still, I am glad that, even though the Lord knows the end from the beginning, He doesn't share that knowledge with us. We couldn't handle it.