As I sit here pondering what to write about for today’s challenge I watch Arya, my crazed husky, stalk a fly that made its way into the house. She looks so confused when it flies out of her reach. It’s been an ongoing cycle this morning. She lays on the couch, sees the fly, stalks the fly, loses the fly and lays back on the couch. Meanwhile Trixie just lays against me and naps happily.
Considering the goal of this challenge is to post an old photo I suppose I should write a bit about it. I chose to share a picture from my wedding from back in 2010. The day was hectic and honestly I think I felt every single emotion you possibly could. People say it’s the happiest day of your life? It was a roller coaster. I woke violently 3 times in the morning just to throw up. Then while getting ready I got into an argument with my mother about wearing lipstick. Now are you ready for the real kicker? Since my husband and all the groomsmen were in the Marines they decided to wear their dress greens for the ceremony. All but one. One of the groomsmen no longer fit into his dress greens since they were tailored straight out of boot camp and he had gain muscle mass since then. So instead he wore a tuxedo. An orange. Tuxedo. Now this tuxedo had a ruffle shirt, shiny matching shoes and a cane.
See for yourself!
When I first saw him in his tuxedo all I could do is laugh. Everyone was panicking, thinking I was going to be upset but it was the funniest thing I had seen all day. Everyone on my mother’s side was furious! They thought it was ruining the wedding when in fact it made the occasion more memorable. People remember my wedding because of that tux and I’m perfectly fine with that! Even though it was a crazy roller coaster of a day it was an amazing day. Six years later, we’re still happily married and going strong!
So for anyone out there about to be married or who wants to get married in the future remember that the wedding is just a wedding. It’s a ceremony and a big party. It is not a deciding factor for the rest of your life. You are.