For our 25th wedding anniversary “date,” all I knew was that my husband was dressing in a suit and that we were going to dinner at 4:30 Friday afternoon (Feb. 10th). I was all excited because I was striving for the “hot mama” look for my husband, complete with cute dress and high heels. (His reaction: “You’re going to get cold in that.” Umm, yeah, not what I was going for.)
A night in a hotel.
We arrived (at the church) and he led me inside (to the worship center). Before he took the blindfold off he told me, “25 years ago I asked you to spend the rest of your life with me. I wanted to make this year and this night memorable. Please join me as we renew our vows.”
He took off my blindfold and this is what I saw:
I went out into the lobby and there were friends and family to surprise me.
My daughter had bought a beautiful white dress for me and a bouquet of flowers.
Tim had written the entire ceremony and had my vows printed out (in large type, ’cause I can’t see anything with my contacts!) for me to read and approve or change.
Ready to walk down the aisle……again.
My oldest two sang “I Will be Here,” by Steven Curtis Chapman, a song Tim and I have often sung at other people’s weddings. It was amazingly touching to see my grown children use their talents to bless us.
Gazing at the man I married 25 years ago. Still so in love.
Reading our vows to each other