I had butterflies the size of pigeons in my stomach.
Ten years ago today, I sat in a Las Vegas hotel suite trying to figure out what to do with my hair.
I contemplated whether or not to wear pantyhose, as my shoes were a bit too big and I was worried about falling.
On that day, I miscalculated time and ended up having to get ready in less than 2 hours. I had so much “body armor” that it was no simple task to get ready by the deadline.
Ten years ago today, I tried not to throw up from nerves as we walked through the Hotel lobby.
We hailed a cab only to find that my dress didnt fit in the car, so valet called in a minivan for us to ride in.
On that memorable day, my mother met me in my “dressing room” and put my grandmother’s pearls around my neck. The same pearls she wore on her big day.
I fussed with my hair, opted out of pantyhose, and nervously applied lipstick over and over again.
The wind kicked up outside the chapel. My veil nearly flew off, and my dress was halfway over my head. I could see him, though, through the glass panes in the doors. He looked so handsome.
I walked down the aisle on my Fathers arm, listening to him sniff and sigh.
The backdrop of the chapel was loaded with potted poinsettas, which coordinated nicely with the red roses I carried, and the red in Art’s vest.
Hapi, (yes, pronouced Happy) was our minister, and he performed a traditional service for us, with some corny metaphors. At my request, he left out “and to obey”, which I now wish I hadn’t done.
His best friend, and best man actually chuckled behind him, shaking his head in disbelief. No one could believe someone actually tamed him, lol.
Ten years ago today, it snowed in the desert. Hell truly froze over
Ten years ago today, I began my married life with Art. The road has been filled with surprises, unexpected detours, roadblocks, shortcuts, and lots of great scenery. It’s a tricky road, but worth the ride. I want nothing more than to stay buckled in beside him. Oh, the places we’ll go…
Happy Anniversary, my Love. Here’s to our first decade together.