Monday, June 13, 2011

Finally


It was a hot June afternoon. The gnats dove in and around our faces promising to become a part of our very breath. The sun shone down while the small gathering of people closed in to congregate around us.

"Love is patient. Love is kind..." were the words being uttered by our friend, the plumber who was also a rabbi.

As I gazed into my soon-to-be husband's eyes, noticing the glistening of tears fringed on the edge of his lashes, I was caught up in the magnitude of the moment. Sure, we'd been together for nine and half years. It had become a joke to some of our friends and family who liked to predict just when we would get married.

Finally.

That was the word in my head. And the description used in our invitation.

We quickly repeated our vows, my husband never looking away from me, never suspending his smile.

And it was that smile and the way he gazed at me that locked me into the moment. I don't remember the specific vows and I don't remember who was standing in particular places all around us.

I only remember who was standing before me.

And it was our moment. Finally.

14 comments:

sun lover said...

Ahh so sweet! Just what I needed to read today... I could use a reminder about my "finally" moment because lately I've been trying to remember what it was I saw all those years ago.

Michele said...

What a nice memory and honor to your love. Happy Anniversary.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. i remember the moment she walked through the back door...my heart stopped and all energy was on holding back the tears...

Kristina P. said...

I'm sure you guys were adorable.

ChiTown Girl said...

Oh my gosh, what I beautiful post! Happy Anniversary!

formerlyonlyamovie said...

Amazing gorgeous post. Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing with us.

I'm stealing your "finally" idea for the wedding invites if and when the Other Half and I ever decide to live in the same state and make everything legal. We're in Year Fourteen. :-)

followthatdog said...

Happy anniversary. What a beautiful post.

AmyLK said...

Happy Anniversary! So beautiful!

Pseudo said...

Lovely post and a very Happy Anniversary to you both.

carma said...

I'm lovin' the plumber/rabbi - how often do you see that combination!! It's wonderful that you've found such happiness together - wishing you many more years of bliss :-)

That gentleman's lady said...

I don't think we forget saying our wedding vows, do we? At that moment, no one else matters. We look into the eyes of the person we are marrying, and in that moment he/she is the only other person that exists.

And we promise to love them for all the days of our lives...

labbie1 said...

Lovely! Just lovely! Congrats and best wishes!

u15 lolita said...

i like it.....

missywhiskers said...

I don't know how I ended up at your blog, but I'm glad I did. This post is beautiful. xx