Monday, August 18, 2008

Seven Years Ago, Tonight

Tonight, we had a rare occurrence in Dallas. It was driving rain in the summer without thunder and lightning.

I was immediately thrown back to another rainy night that took place seven years ago, tonight.

Jon and I got married.

Seven years ago, tonight, I arrived at my wedding wearing shorts and teva's because there were so many puddles that I did not want to get my dress and shoes wet.

Seven years ago, tonight, we had to delay our wedding because all the streets were flooded and none of our guests, including our officiant, could get there.

Seven years ago, tonight, Jon and I stood in a hallway instead of a beautiful rose garden and said our vows in front of all our friends and family who could finally arrive.

Seven years ago, tonight, our friend threw down a phone book for Jon to stand on to kiss me because he was shorter than I.

Seven years ago, tonight, our 95-year old officiant forgot our last name and pronounced us as Mr. and Mrs. Kristi.

Seven years ago, tonight, our wedding cake went crashing to the ground as it was being presented to our friends and family.

Seven years ago, tonight, my brother almost dropped me while I was sitting in my chair during the hora.

Seven years ago, tonight, Jon and I had the best wedding we could possibly imagine.

I would have not changed one minute of that day nor one minute of our seven years together.

Happy Anniversary, my love.

5 comments:

strawberryfields4ever said...

Happy anniversary! What a wonderful night that was in spite of the weather. I will never forget the phone book either, as long as I live. I laughed so hard! Despite what you described here, it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies that I have ever attended. Congratulations on seven great years!

Vickie said...

Happy Anniversary. What a great recollection. It just goes to show how essential a sense of humor and fun can be for a successful marriage.

VB

Laura said...

This is so great!!! Yours was a true wedding- all about the love and not the fluff.
happy anniversary. I bet you all laughed and laughed. Wish I had been there.

Nan and Gid said...

You had a GREAT wedding!! I remember it so fondly. The cake falling was hilarious. I remember you taking over controls from the band too!

Flession said...

Shame of me to take your flair away by having my own wedding during that time :D