Wordless Wednesday: Love
Since this whole week is devoted to Valentine’s Day, it’s appropriate that today’s photo is one from my parent’s wedding day. They got married on February 14th, 1976, which means it would have been their 39th anniversary this year.
I was only engaged for a little over two months when Mom passed away, so I hadn’t made many wedding plans yet. She spent the whole time in the hospital and I saw her whenever I could but she spent the majority of the time sleeping, or confused. I tried to ask her as many details about her own wedding as I could, feeling guilty that I’d never thought to ask her earlier, but I was only able to find out that she bought her wedding dress with my Grams at the mall, and that her best friend wore a red velvet dress. There was also a cake with red flowers on it, and the reception was small, at my Dad’s parent’s house (where the above photo was taken). She’d told me many times about when she and Dad met, their first date, etc., but nothing about their wedding. I know I could ask others about it, but it would have been so amazing to hear her love story, in her words. I guess you never really think of your parents as having a love story.
Husband always makes fun of me because my “Wordless” Wednesday posts are always quite the opposite- filled with lots of words! So I’ll stop here. If you get the chance, find out your parent’s, or your grandparent’s love story while you still can. I bet it’s pretty wonderful. <3