I wanted to say something really beautiful and eloquent about today, and about how I felt 7 years ago today, but I can’t find the words. They just aren’t enough. It was the happiest day of my life, and that about it sums it up. I loved every second, from waking up with my best girlfriends in a cramped hotel room, to falling asleep next to my husband (!) on our way to Mexico. And though I loved it all, every last drop, there are a few things that jump to the forefront of my mind when I think about our wedding day.
In no particular order:
- Walking down the aisle with all 3 of my dads.
- Seeing The Mr. cry as I came down the aisle. We had arranged to have local musicians playing the intro music, and it was one of the things we were most looking forward to. When I asked him later how he liked hearing Canon in D live, he said that he “couldn’t hear a thing” because he was looking at me.
- Our brothers playing a song for us during the ceremony.
- Reading my vows.
- The Mr.’s song he wrote for me, and the fact that he had my brother give me a copy of the words so I could be sure to hear and understand them all.
- Walking back down the aisle as husband and wife, to Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl. Just a few people knew about it, so everyone started laughing and clapping.
- Our cake. Yes, it made the list.
Finally, I loved the song that played right before I walked down the aisle. Our day had finally come.
“A page is turned in this life, he’s making her his wife
And there is no secret to the source of this much life.
Grace that falls like rain, is washing them again,
Just a chance to somehow rise above this land.
Where the God of second chances,
Will pick them up and He’ll let them dance through a world that is not kind.
And all this time, they’re sharing with the One,
Who holds them up when they come undone.
Beneath the storm, beneath the sun.
And once again, here you stand,
Your day has come.”