A few years back,,, oh say 2002
I decided that with everything that had happened
in the past year and regaining the house,
I would begin a tradition
wherein I would have my friends all come over
for a big ole Back Yard Bash and called it
because it was very fitting
and I had the house with my two children.
Well, as I have mentioned before,
in the second year of this tradition
I guess I inadvertently began
a totally new and different tradition.
See,,, one of our guests
~ Seven years later and still smiling ~
We chose our backyard as the location
sent out invitations to our friends and family
who usually attended our
Back Yard Bash,
stating that the date had been moved
to the 4th Saturday rather than the 2nd,
and that they could help us celebrate
our love and life together as we are married.
Both of my children walked forward with me
and gave me away,,,so to speak.
What a joy to have them both right up front with us.
It was great fun making all the preparations, arrangements,
the Maid of Honour and Bridesmaids dresses,
Setting up for the day and watching
a dear friend help put everything away
at the end of the day.
Together, we chose to use the traditional wording
in our ceremony
because we were completely comfortable
with our own feelings
and what our marriage meant to the two of us.
We felt we didn't need to announce the obvious
with fancy words and our personal expressions.
"How special is that?" you asked.
Well, albeit for one person,
whom was thought to be a friend,
we have heard only good things of that day
and if the truth be known
it was and is damn special to us
as are our own thoughts.
We had chosen our music to suit everyone,
planned for our company
and everyone had as nice of a day as we did
with lots of wonderful food too.
With the exception of one or two individuals, they all come back every year for our annual Bash and even though we have moved that back to the original weekend of July we always celebrate our day,
the 23rd of July.
This year is just kinda special!
~ As always ~
~ keep An eye for threads & Be Always in Stitches ~