Always and Forever

She awoke very early that morning, after a night of little rest.

She’d been much too excited to sleep. The first thing she noticed after jumping out of bed was her long white gown hanging on the closet door.

She quickly raised the window shade and gasped to see that the trees were blowing wildly, and ominous grey clouds swirled in the sky. She knew that late August was hurricane season in New England, but this storm came out of the blue! The weatherman had predicted only “a chance of showers”.

“Is this a bad omen on my wedding day?” she wondered out loud, but quickly dismissed the thought and began to get dressed.

She was happy; she was nervous; she was SCARED! Her mind wandered and suddenly she was sure she was making a huge mistake. Her heart raced and she felt a little faint. She tried to put it out of her mind. After all, there were guests on the way. The reception was booked and the dinner paid in full. There was no choice – she had to go through with it.

With butterflies zooming around in her stomach, she rode to the church. The skies looked darker and more threatening. The winds were recklessly whipping her veil as she climbed the steps. Just inside the doors, her parents kept her company until an usher gave the signal that the ceremony was about to begin. She took a very deep breath. Then, as organ music filled the air, she reached for her father’s arm and started down the aisle.

In the distance, she saw him . . . waiting for her. He looked so handsome in his wedding attire.

He smiled as she approached the altar, but she noticed he looked nervous. At that very moment, all of her fears melted away. She was now focusing solely on him and thinking of how she could help him to be calm.

She felt her confidence return – they were doing the right thing . . . they were right for eachother.

After the ceremony, the doors were opened and the bride and groom stepped outside. To everyone’s amazement – the sun was shining brightly! There was no longer any trace of the storm. The new couple believed this was a wonderful sign.

And it was . . . 😉

Sir Beads and I will celebrate our 39th anniversary this weekend. Would I do it all over again?

Oh yes – in a rainstorm, in a hurricane, in a tornado, or a blizzard! I never forget how lucky I am to have found my true love.

If you are reading this, Sweet Husband, thank you!

For 39 years, you’ve made my heart sing. . .

Let’s go for 39 more! 😀



Always and Forever — 12 Comments

  1. How beautiful. I’m so glad you found the man of your dreams. Congratulations on 39 wonderful years. Are you doing anything special?

    I hope you have a great weekend and you celebrate with all your heart. It is amazing how fast the time goes, and having a soul mate you can rely on is a rare and wonderful thing.

    Take care and thanks for sharing.

  2. Happy Anniversary and welcome to the 39 Club!! Ain’t love grand!! Its going to be a GREAT weekend. Go ahead…enjoy a little laugh, a little romance and great s**!!.

    Happy Anniversay weekend.

  3. OMG Crystal – my hubby and i will celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary this week-end too!

    Now I have to know what months were the two of you born?

    PS Congratulations! It’s a wonderful thing to have a special person with you for so long.

  4. oh, crystal……you have such beautiful memories of such a beautiful day that began your beautiful life with your sir beads!!! thank you so much for sharing such a special time with us…..and it’s written so magnificently (i have tears in my eyes!)!!! have a wonderful celebration this weekend……i’m wishing you and your knight in shining armor many, many more happily-ever-after days ahead!!! many hugs, xox

  5. wow 39!How wonderful!
    Im only on 23 lol,but im still married longer than my parents and my mums remarraige ..sigh.

  6. I thought we were doing well at 24! I wish you many more happy and healthy anniversaries…Cindi


    What a beautiful story, and a beautiful picture of a beautiful couple…inside and out!

    Happy Anniversary Crystal and Sir Beads! Sending love and wishes for many, many more happy anniversaries!

    xoxo’s Paulette 🙂

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