Sixteen plus years ago I married my soul mate. My best friend. The love of my life. He was and still is my "one and only." We had a beautiful wedding of which I have no scanned photos since nearly 17 years ago digital cameras didn't exist...or if they did, they were too dog-gone expensive for anyone other than a professional photographer to own. Ouch...technology sure does age a person. We were married on January 8, 1994 (Elvis' birthday, for those of you who didn't already know). We were babies back then: I was barely 18 and he was almost 22. We each had four attendants: my sisters Kimberly(maid of honor), Kelly, and my high school friends Nicole and Kristi. Matthew's Dad was his best man, his friends Jason and David and Phil(Kimberly's boyfriend then/now husband). My brother Kyle who was 4 at the time was our ring bearer and my cousin Ashley was our flower girl. Eld. Ronald Lawrence married us. One of my favorite things about the wedding was my sister Kelly singing and all the fresh flowers. We have had an amazing life together. Although life doesn't always go exactly the way we imagined it, the Lord has given us everything we could possibly want and more. We are so blessed to have found one another and I am truly thankful.
8 years ago