Hey everyone! Guess what?!….
Today my hubby and I are celebrating our 27th anniversary! Yep, we were married on Valentines Day 27 years ago today! I was 17 and he was 19…and no we didn’t “have” to get married, we were just head over heels in love. :0)
Our wedding day was one I’ll never forget! First off, my poor hubby-to-be had to work…his boss wouldn’t let him off for his own wedding day….who does that to a person??!! To top that off, he was SICK…I mean really sick….he had a fever and everything. He was so sick, his groomsmen had to dress him!
So you’re probably thinking it couldn’t get any worse right? WRONG!
We got a HUGE snow storm…I’m talking over a foot and had to send 4 wheel drive vehicles out to pick up people in our bridal party.
We finally got everyone to the church (and unbelievably had a good turn out in the pews too) and got it all underway. My love was up front waiting for me, and my daddy walked me down the aisle. You’d think everything would have been smooth sailing from there on out wouldn’t you? Nope, not exactly. I’m a singer, so I sang the song, “You are flesh of my flesh” to my honey and someone was supposed to hit the record button so we’d have this precious moment in our lives on tape….but did they? Nope…we have no audio or video of our beautiful day….hope he was listening good to me singing, cause it was a one time deal! lol (if you’d like to hear the song, go HERE and click on the first song)
We were also supposed to have someone fill our glass up with grape juice so we could take our first communion together, but they forgot, so we had to “pretend” to drink the juice, cause the glass was empty! Oh well!
Then there was the kiss. (this is a good part of the wedding!) :0)
Apparently, according to our pastor at the time, the stage got about 15 degrees hotter when I laid THE kiss on my honey!
(This isn’t our wedding pic, but I’m thinking it was something like this……you know, fireworks and all!) :0)
Our pastor said of everyone he’s ever married we still hold the #1 spot for the best kiss!! He’s performed a LOT of weddings…including his own kids, and we still hold the top spot! I think we need some kind of trophy for that don’t you?! lol OH…our pastor was also performing our wedding on his anniversary. He and his wife were married on valentines day as well!
The wedding was finally finished and everything that could have gone wrong, pretty much did, but we were still married….and were were over the moon happy! We were supposed to go south to a nice little place in TN for our honey moon, but the roads were impassable so we had to spend our honeymoon in Northern KY in a Holiday Inn! Some day we’ll have a real honeymoon to make up for what we didn’t get then, but even if we don’t, we’re still married and we’re still happy as larks. This just goes to show you that even when things seem tumultuous and aren’t going quite right in the moment, they can still turn out beautiful in the end. It’s kind of like that with life too. You may be going through some terrible things right now, but God sees the big picture and knows the outcome. We only see the back of the needlepoint picture of life….the knots and the hanging threads, but God is using all those moments in our lives…good and bad, to weave a beautiful piece of artwork. He sees the finished side….he sees the beauty. We just have to trust him and know that “all things work together for good to those that love the Lord”. Romans 8:28.
So, I’d like to take this moment in time to wish my beautiful and loving husband a happy 27th anniversary! I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life making new memories with you!
PS…I forgot to tell you…I hadn’t eaten anything all day the day of our wedding except the bite of cake at the reception, so I was starving!! We arrived at our hotel at 10:05…..room service closed at 10:00 and TJ was too sick to drive to get me anything and I couldn’t drive a stick shift…. I called my mom to say hey….they were eating hot pizza.
Par for the course.
Wow! That was quite the start!! I knew you were young when you got married but 17... I am impressed! Congratulations!! and Happy Anniversary!!
I remember that snow storm well! I was room mother for jamie's class, and the vt party got held over. I was in a panic. LOL nothing compared to what YOU were doing that day!
Jamie opened the "bread" she was going to use for communion on her wedding day and it was MOLDY! change of plans-quick-. :)
Happy VT's day, and Happy anniversary to you both!
Happy Anniversary to you! I loved the story of your special day but even if it didn't turn out perfect that day it has been perfect ever since! Hope you two have a wonderful day!~Hugs, Patti
Missy, your wedding day story just tickled me pink! Just totally proves that it's NOT about the WEDDING it's about the LOVE and the marriage! Happy Anniversary cutiepie! I hope you have a fabulous day!
Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful story. I just happened to stumble upon your blog. I'm glad I did. :)
Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine's Day! Great story!
Happy anniversary to you!!! 27 years is quite an accomplishment these days! Congratulations on beating the odds....and a teen wedding, too! Brad Paisley sings a song called If Love Was A Plane...your story makes me think of that song.
Did you write that about the loose threads and God seeing the finished picture yourself??? If so, wow!!! That was really great! I loved that!!!!
Happy Valentines-anniversary...and I hope today will be better than the day you wed!!!!
Love the communion with no juice! (We don't do wine). That made me laugh. The rest all just sounds so normal, for me anyway. Happy double Day! And may you celebrate many more.♥♫
goodness! You're right..everything that could've gone wrong, did go wrong!! I'm sure at the time you weren't doing much laughing and wondering if you were doing the right thing. I know I would have :) You're so very right....we have a tendency to see the knots and loose threads while God sees the beautiful tapestry He is weaving. Beautifully said. By the way, Happy Valentine's AND Happy Anniversary!!
Thank you for sharing your wedding day story. It may not have gone exactly as planned (I cannot believe poor TJ had to work and was so sick!) but your marriage seems to be perfect!
Happy be-lated anniversary and many more happy years together.
What a sweet story. I know that it was not funny then, but I had to laugh that you had to pretend to drink the grape juice. We never had a honeymoon until our
10th anniversary. He took me to Sandels Resort in Jamaicia. I hope that ya'll will get to have a special trip together soon.
I loved reading this post.
May you have a wonderful weekend,
Hey Missy, I too was married on Valentines day 18 years ago. (We wont talk about the others! LOL)Only thing is, I am totally a string flapping in the wind!! Hope yours was GRAND!!! Love Rhonda
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