Thursday, May 30, 2013

My Wedding Day

Day 31, Friday: A vivid memory

(It is hard to believe that the month of May is over. This blogging challenge wasn't really very hard and I have enjoyed every single day of it. I am now doing a June Blogging Challenge with a few of my readers. If you would like to join us go here and find the prompts. I don't know how to make a linky thingy but if you want to leave a comment, I will be more than happy to follow your blog during the challenge. And if someone knows how to make the linky thingy, please share. I am also going to do a June Photo Challenge that you can find here.)

Now for my Vivid memory. It was the day that I married Richard. We had been living together for quite a few years. I had been wearing an engagement ring for awhile also. But I just never wanted to take that final step. We went on a cruise in March 1996 and once again he asked me to marry him. At our formal dinner that night he announced to all of table mates that I had agreed. We didn't come home and tell anyone cause I was afraid that would jinx things.

Looking across the lake to the spot where we were married
Early one Friday morning, along with our friends Doug and Rozann and their two little ones, we drove from our house to the Rocky mountains in Colorado. This lodge area is where Richard took trips as a young boy and it is where we went with our boys as they were growing up. We stopped in Pueblo, Colorado and picked up our marriage licesnse. They treated us like 'young' newlyweds. It was a hoot. Richard had talked to a minister in Rye, Colorado who agreed to meet with us at the lake and preform the ceremony. He even brought along his guitar and played and sang to us: THERE IS LOVE. We had fishermen gathered behind us as we repeated our vows. It was a beautiful day. A Day that I will never forget. We call that tree 'the wedding tree' and it is there that Richard wants his ashes scattered after his death. 
The minister and his guitar

After the wedding

After the wedding ceremony was over we went back to the cabins we had rented and opened a bottle of champagne. That night we dined at the Red Lobster in Pueblo. We did not even call home to tell anyone  that we were married. We told them all after we got home. I had kept it a secret. I was afraid if others found out I would change my mind. Crazy, I know.

Early the next morning we gathered together and hiked up to an old silver mine that is nestled in the mountains. We took along a picnic lunch and made a full day of it. See me hiding there behind my new husband?
The next morning we hiked to the silver mine

11 years later in front of the same tree
We used to go back every year and have our picture taken in front of the tree. This was one of  the last times we were there. It was in 2007. Both of us were still healthy and able to get out and walk (with the help of our walking sticks)

Click on link to hear the song by Peter, Paul, and Mary

He is now to be among you at the calling of your hearts
Rest assured this troubadour is acting on His part.
The union of your spirits, here, has caused Him to remain
For whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name
There is Love,
there is Love.

Well a man shall leave his mother and a woman leave her home
They shall travel on to where the two shall be as one.
As it was in the beginning is now and til the end
Woman draws her life from man and gives it back again.
And there is Love,
there is Love.

Well then what's to be the reason for becoming man and wife?
Is it love that brings you here or love that brings you life?
For if loving is the answer, then who's the giving for?
Do you believe in something that you've never seen before?
Oh there is Love,
there is Love.

Oh the marriage of your spirits here has caused Him to remain
For whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name
There is Love,
there is Love.


  1. What a great memory, thanks for sharing!

  2. What a beautiful memory. It brought tears to my eyes. What a great private celebration for just you and him (and a couple of friends).

  3. Very special memory! I enjoyed the pictures! I chose a moment from my wedding day for this prompt too. And Id love to join the June Blogging challenge.

  4. Such a beautiful love story. And such a beautiful place to have a wedding. I LOVE your love story. :)

  5. Beautiful story! Your wedding song is one of my favorites. My Mama actually sang this at so many weddings, so we've always heard it from her practicing. I love it!

    1. I had never heard the song prior to this day. But it is one of my favorites now.


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