20 years ago right this minute, my mother showed up at the hair salon, informed me that what I was wearing was not appropriate and took me to Nordstrom’s for new clothes. 45 minutes later I escaped and walked to my friend’s apartment where I had stored my wedding dress and walked from there to the temple for the ceremony. Cathy who was dating my husband’s best friend helped me dress for the ceremony. Heaven only knows where my mother was at during the time I was supposed to be getting ready. Probably still at Nordstrom’s. We had planned a ring ceremony to be done on the temple grounds so that DH’s mother could be part of the ceremony but my mother quashed that because she was worried about how long the photographer had been waiting for us.

Needless to say, even though it’s been 20 years, it seems like just yesterday. It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun. I’m just so glad that I have more than this lifetime to look forward to with the wonderful man that I married. Our vows were not “as long as you both shall live” they were “for this life and throughout all eternity.” It’s such a comforting thought to know that in the life to come, I will have the comfort and companionship of the man I consider my best friend, my conscience, my confident, and my only lover. It’s only been a moment and I’m looking forward to every day with him throughout time and beyond it.