I got to see Brandon tonight for the first time in almost 2 weeks. I almost forgot what he looked like. I see Rachael more often than I see Brandon. He ordered a computer part and had it delivered here, so he had to come pick it up. He’s building another computer, so they will have 2.
Happy 2nd anniversary to my husband. No….we haven’t been married only 2 years. We’ve been married over 27 years. But we sort of have 2 anniversaries. I planned it that way so it would be harder for him to remember the date.
It’s simple….when we actually had our church wedding, we had already been married for 3 months. We had been planning our wedding, and had to set it for Feb. 9 because that was the only day the rotating shift workers in my family could all get off work on the same day, on either Friday or Saturday.
But Steve and I were going to be making a trip to Holland, Michigan for his friends’ 5th anniversary party, in November 1979. He was in their wedding, and they wanted the whole wedding party to be there. We wanted to be married when we went on the trip. So my sister and brother-in-law went with us to our pastor’s office, and we got married on November 2, 1979. Our church wedding was February 9, 1980.
So when I walked down the aisle, I wasn’t nervous at all. I was already married. My extended family was not in favor of doing it that way, but we did anyway. My grandmother thought it was ridiculous. My great-aunt tried to talk us out of having a church wedding. She said it wasn’t really necessary. But I had always dreamed of being a bride, since I was big enough to know what a bride was. I wasn’t giving that up.
We decorated with yellow roses and white daisies. Our bridesmaids wore green satin and velvet.
Here’s our wedding, in the same church where my parents married, and where our son married. The same church where someday our daughter will get married.
(EDIT: I forgot to mention something…..See the lattice archway and fences in the sanctuary? My dad built all that and we used them in Brandon and Rachael’s wedding to decorate in the fellowship hall, behind the cake/punch table. You can see them in their slide show on the left.)
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