Seventeen years ago, I walked down the aisle to marry the love of my life! And since we married in the days before digital cameras, and I have yet to scan in our wedding pictures, I have no wedding pictures to share with you. :(
So, you’ll just have to believe me when I say that October 2, 1993, was a beautiful crisp, Fall day! In fact, it rained the morning of our wedding day and I remember being panicked that our outdoor pictures would be ruined. But, God, as always came through! By late afternoon, after our 2:00 PM wedding Mass, the sun was shining brightly.
For nearly 11 years, we celebrated our wedding anniversary as a couple…a childless couple. But in the past six years, God has blessed us with three beautiful children and our family is now complete. And while I miss our anniversary dinners as a “couple” at fancy restaurants or expensive resorts, I know that the day will come again when we are in fact childless as empty-nesters.
For now, I’m completely content with dinners out at Applebees or Red Lobster with children in tow!
Thank you, Chris, for being such a wonderful husband and father to me and the children. You work so very hard…two, sometimes three jobs, so that I might stay at home with our little ones. Your dedication to the Fire Service for a life-time career is noble and highly respected. Your children are proud to call you Daddy and your friends and extended family are often amazed at your commitment to both work and personal relationships. I am proud to be your wife. Thank you for standing by my side through the many difficult and challenging losses we faced. You are my rock. My love.
Our first wedding dance as a married couple…Harry Connick, Jr.’s It Had to be You.