Happy Anniversary, my dear one!
It's our anniversary today. We were married on a mild November day in
But the two most important things that could happen, happened. I got married to my "boo" (yes, I still love you) and my dad walked me down the aisle. Almost exactly one year later he died. I think when I used to fantasize about my wedding when I was a kid that the thing I always envisioned was him walking me down the aisle. His favorite moment of our wedding was right before we started through the doors of the church (which is a story unto itself) I said as I was clinging to his arm "Jesus Christ, I'm scared". He thought this was amusing because in this context it would be looked at as I was swearing or using the Lord's name in vain...right as I was walking into a church. Given his background in religion and struggle with his thoughts about it his whole life, I can see why he thought it was funny. I actually think it was a way of mine to try and summon up God's strength to help me at that moment. I didn't mean it in a bad way....it just was what it was. Regardless, he loved telling about that moment when we would reflect on the whole thing later.
(This would be "the moment"...)
I think if there was one day I could relive over and over in my life, it might just be that day. There was so much joy. When we all left each other it was commented among some that we should have a wedding reunion in ten years or so....perhaps that could come to fruition some day. But I'd better start planning now.
For the self portrait challenge this week ("what I wear") I give you...my necklace. I don't wear it often for fear of losing it. I've already lost one of the matching earrings. But when I put it on it takes me back and makes me feel so special.