Hello everyone!! Well we are still planning on our vow renewal..but now its going to be postponed....again! Thats because our daughter Christy has finally decided shes ready to get MARRIED after being with her fiance for 8 yrs & having 3 kids already! But we are HAPPY & EXCITED so its ok that it will be postponed! They are getting married April 16,2011.! Our original wedding day was put together in such a hurry,& everything that could of gone wrong almost did!! We got married in our gravel driveway, had our party in the driveway & it rained & rained!! We had a small "porch" that the 2 man piece band was set up on,while it was raining!! We were lucky we had blue tarps to cover the porch!! My husband had borrowed his Grandfathers blue suit that was dated from the 80's & the dress I had was NOT what I wanted or even close to what I have ever dreamed of!! It was awful!! But!!! The most important thing is that we have been married going on 13 years this August!! We have been together 17 this month!!! My husband has been with the volunteer fire dept in the town where we live going on 5 years,& we just found out last week he may have pancreatic cancer!! We are praying that it's not!! We want to be able to have our vow renewal ceremony!! He is a very special man.!! How you may ask?? Before he became a fireman,when we first starting dating,he had been helping take care of his grandfather who had suffered from 3 strokes & which he was paralyzed on the left side. So he required a lot of care.There are other family members who were involved in Gramps life,but they were not taking care of him on a daily basis like my husband was. He has lost several family members from domestic violence & lost a cousin in a alcohol related crash, almost lost his brother who was in the car!! The reason I am posting this is because so many women get so involved in just the wedding day!! The dress,flowers & the party afterwards!! What about making a true commitment !!?Life is not always a fairy tale.!! I think a lot of women have this fantasy that they have found their prince charming & that they will always live happily ever after!! Things change over the years!! Tragedies happen! People who you live with over the years do change !! Sometimes worse or for the better!! Will you be there for each other when tough times come?!! When you don't know how you may eat or pay your bills? The reason we want to have our vow renewal is because we have come through some really hard years together & we want to show our friends & family that we are in this to the end & because we really do love each other!! I would like to end with good luck!!! And think really hard about being married to each other for life!! Remember these words "Til DEATH do you part.!!
We met in Clovis,which is 2 hours now from where we have been living the last 17 years!!I had a friend who was dating his cousin at the time,& she invited me to go to their house! SO I did & my husband was sitting in a chair with his sunglassaes on & had a beer in his hand!! I sat opposite him in another chair as I was waiting for my friend to finish up doing whatever it was she was doing,& he asked me if I liked the music he was listening to,& I had no response to him!! Basically,I was just not interested!! Well a few days had passed & he had seen my friend again & he asked her about me.So she came over to my place & she had told me he wanted to know if I wanted to come over & have a few beers! So I decided to since my friend & her boyfriend were going to be there! He had told my friend & his cousin" I'm gonna get that girl & shes gonna be mine"!! Well as they say........the rest is history!!! And so here we are years later still in love with each other!!
I needed to bring something up that I think is even more special about my husband Norman. He has been with the voluteer fire dept.going on 6 years.! Until he started having a lot more health problems,he went on almost every fire call during fire season & rescue calls during the winter when there were car accidents due to people going to fast on the highways that were covered with ice. He has always put his health & life above himself everytime he has gone out on a call. He has witnessed more than his share of death in his entire lifetime,even before he became involved with the fire dept.!! He has had 2 heart attacks,he has both his knees replaced,he has suffered with high blood preesure & gout.That's not all the health problems!! But it's important to me for people to know why it's so important why we have this vow renewal!! I have almost lost him twice due to heart attacks & he still goes out when he is called !! He goes to help ANYONE when they are in trouble,no matter what. That's why I love him so much,HE is my HERO!!! This vow renewal is going to be about US & the commitment we made to each other when we first got married & it is going to be about a CELEBRATION of his life & mine together!!! That's why I LOVE him so much & that's why he's my HERO & ALWAYS will be...........
Well,looks like our vow renewal is going to be posponed .......again!! This time we are really hoping our daughter does not postpone her wedding!!!! So far she has paid out money for the ceremony/reception area,has a DJ,has ordered her cake ! Were very HAPPY & EXCITED that she & her fiance of 8 yrs are finally going to get married.! They also have 3 beautiful kids!! Sooooo yeah I will be honest Im a lil disappointed that we have to postpone ours but I know the reason is because she & Mario finally gonna do it! Just 2 years ago...she had said mom were going to get married. I had arranged for my vacation time off from work & then she had let down the bomb that they were gonna postpone it..so thats why I said to her this time you better or Im coming down to kick your butts!! LOL! It will prolly be 2012 when we can do our renewal which Im beginning to think will be perfect! In 2 more yrs it will be 20 yrs that we have been together but 16 married so Im thinking I will incorporate the numbers 16 & 20 into everything!