Never in a million years would we have thought that date would ever change. Boy were we wrong. After finding out Jon got a great job opportunity in Germany, we knew our lives were about to get a little crazy! We found out in February '08, (the exact weekend my step-father had a severe stroke, which doctors said he only had a 3% chance of surviving,) that we would be moving to Germany in August. (After a year, my step-father is doing great, but still has a lot of trouble with speech. But he's walking and still his goofy self.)
With that in mind we knew what we had to do and moved up our wedding date 4 months earlier to June 7, 2008. I have to admit, I was really sad because I was looking forward to a large wedding at a wonderful venue we had already picked out, but instead we decided to have a very small family wedding with a few family friends.
With my step-father's stroke, worrying about his health, my mom having to leave work to take care of him and fly to Canada to a rehabilitation center for him, me working 60+ hours a week taking over her business on top of mine, and planning a wedding in 4 months, we had no choice.
Now looking back, I wouldn't have had it any other way. It was the perfect wedding for Jon and me; it suited our personalities quite well actually. For a small wedding, put together in a couple of months, it was more than I could have asked for. Thanks to the help of several family members, my wonderful friends and family friends, it was amazing.
Since it is growing nearer to our 1 year wedding anniversary, I thought I would share with you guys, some of my favorite photographs from our wedding. I am sure you all know how hard it is to pick your favorite photos from hundreds and hundreds, but these are just a few that are special to me.
My mother and step father flew in from Canada the day before my wedding and left the day after, to return to the stroke center in Canada. I would not have known what to do if they wouldn't have been able to make it. I am so thankful God helped them to make it to our wedding.
This is by far my favorite photograph from our day.The wind was blowing like crazy just at that moment so
I had to take the opportunity and pose like the goofy person I really am.Getting some sweet sugar.It is such a wonderful feeling to look back at these pictures and remember that day. Don't you just love looking back at old pictures from memorable moments of your life and wish you could do it all over again, the same exact way, just to experience that moment in time again? I do!!
Hope you all have a great Tuesday!