In 1976, something happened that changed my life forever. A skinny 15 year old girl met this 16 year old guy. Our lives would never be the same!
Thirty years ago, I did not understand that. But 30 years later, today, I can look back and see what the Lord has given me, us, and I am so grateful, so overwhelmed by his loving kindness and mercy. So today, bear with me as I stroll down memory lane and rejoice in God's goodness to Michael and I.
|Diane Espy fixing my hair and veil.|
|Me pinning on my mom's corsage.|
|Sealing the vows with a kiss.|
|The best man, groom and our pastor.|
|We had to have the reception at another church. Our activity center had burnt down a few weeks or so before our wedding. Terry Shipley and Bobby Garrett manhandling me into our chariot to take us to our reception!|
|Jim Medley and Randal Whitehurst dragging Michael into the chariot!|
|My expression the first time I see the chariot!|
|Jim assuring Michael that he was not driving us there? I have no idea!|
|Me outside the Rosalie house on our honeymoon.|
|Me outside the Rosalie House almost 30 years later. What happened to that skinny little girl!?|
|A drive is just better from this view!|
|Our first stop, not counting the Starbucks at Conway, was the Ranch Hours Restaurant. This was the place that we stopped for our first meal as man and wife on our way up to our honeymoon. Yes, we are sentimental jerks!|
|They still serve the same kind of food, country cooking. That was my favorite kind of food back then and I still love it. I hated not being able to eat the same thing, but I was not watching my waist or on a diet then.|
|Here is Michael outside the Rosalie House. I could not find the one of him on our honeymoon. I think he hid it from me, so that I could not post it.|
What a sweet blessing from our gracious God, he is to me. I rejoice that I am blessed with a future with him by my side.