Saturday, October 2, 2010

On This Day, I Thee Wed…17 Years Ago

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. 

Happy Anniversary! 

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Our first wedding dance as a married couple…Harry Connick, Jr.’s It Had to be You.


8 comments:

  1. I hope your day is as happy as your 17 years. It sounds like you have grown to respect your husband very much. I only wish we lived closer so that we could share our families with each other. Congrats!

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  2. Aww, that's just awesome!!! Happy Anniversary!

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  3. Hope your anniversary was a happy one. I'm sure it was.

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  4. Happy Anniversary! Don't worry -- those empty nesting days will come all too soon, and you will miss the noisy Applebee's dinners with a table full of kids!

    We celebrated our 32nd anniversary in august, and our daughters are in their 20s and in graduate school -- one clear across the country -- and while I miss them, it is also lovely to be just the two of us again.

    And congrats on your baby Luke! Thanks for visiting That Old House and sharing in my joy at the births of my niece's twins. Is there anything so miraculous?

    Best wishes to you and your lovely family -- Cass

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  5. What a sweet post! Happy anniversary to both of you :)

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your kind words are appreciated! As Mother Teresa said, "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

Valerie