Happy Anniversary – To Us!

wedding daySixteen years ago today I slipped into scandalous underwear and then a wedding gown at my grandmother’s house. Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime experience! My dear friend Jennifer and I spent the morning making our own bouquets at the kitchen table. Queen Anne’s Lace was the featured flower. Then I did my own hair and Jennifer zipped me into the most gorgeous dress I’d ever seen much less worn.

We got married in the one-room church I grew up in. (Literally ONE room. There was, and still is, an outhouse, folks.) There was little fuss or fanfare. I got out of the car, waited for everyone else to get inside, and then walked down the aisle to “Theme from a Summer Place.” Sigh.

Nerves hit me briefly, but then all I could do was look at the man who would be my husband. I’ve always been a big smiler, but the smiles after the ceremony were HUGE. And he still makes me smile.

Celebrating sixteen years of mostly smiles today. Amen.

Published by Sarah Loudin Thomas

Author, wife, child of God.

6 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary – To Us!

    1. Lori, it’s so perfect you responded to this post! You know, since you rescued Jim and I when Dad stranded us with no keys after the reception. I still tell that story. Thanks for being such a great friend!

  1. Aahyhhhh, I remember it well! I just had to get out the album and look at the pictures again… Best wishes for the next sizteen… Aunt Pat

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