About the time that I started dating Curtis, the Phil Vassar song “Love is a beautiful thing” was becoming a hit on country stations. It’s a nice song about a simple wedding day filled with family, friends and lots of love. I would sing that song at the top of my voice every time it was on.
As we continued to date, I started dreaming about what a wedding day with Curtis might look like and that song would always come to my mind. A simple, fun affair with tons of people we love gathered around. What could be better than that?
Yesterday morning, one of the very first things I did was play that song for Curtis. It got us into the right mood for what we hoped would be a wonderful day. Did it ever!
I am speechless (rare thing, to be sure) when I think about yesterday. The unexpected candlelight service was absolutely beautiful. I will never, ever forget standing on the altar listening to you sing a blessing over us. When I looked out onto the congregation filled with familiar faces it was more amazing than I could have ever dreamed. Father Dan was fantastic in his message and the music was like angels singing. Absolutely what we had hoped and dreamed for in a wedding mass.
The cake reception was wonderful too. Thank God for having electricity downstairs to brew the coffee! Again, the litany of saints was gorgeous. Glad you all enjoyed the cake – couldn’t believe it was all gone!
The after party for family and close friends was perfect, too. Playing duck duck goose with the girls, being hoisted up (and watching Curtis get hoisted, too) by friends was hilarious, and nothing will every top Curtis dancing to Cotton Eyed Joe. Too funny!
It was the day that the angels in our lives all came together. Thank you for getting both of us to this point in our journeys. We needed you over those many years and will continue to need your love, guidance, friendship and support to navigate this thing called life.
We are so blessed and rich beyond compare when it comes to friends and family.
Off to get ready for our adventure with the girls! I’ll send in messages from the road when it’s possible.