Thursday, April 10, 2008

I Was A Pregnant Bride. (And I Wore White.)

Sister Big just sent me a text message. She's at the airport getting ready to fly home from a business conference and told me I need to blog about customer service. I'm guessing things aren't going so smoothly at the security check.

I will blog about customer service, because that's the kind of person I am. I do what is requested of me. And I am a big believer in the fact that customer service basically sucks these days. But I'm not going to write about that today.

Today we're going to talk about my wedding anniversary. Which is this Sunday. It's NOT Saturday as I have been telling people for the last couple of weeks. I was certain that it was Saturday and planned my week accordingly.

My darling husband took great delight in correcting me after hearing me give the wrong date to several people. That's the kind of guy he is. He loves to catch me being
wrong. Probably because it doesn't happen very often. But it is the beauty of our relationship. A little bit of competition, some sarcasm and lots of love and laughter. We are not hearts and flowers at our house.

We also did not have the traditional courtship. We met on match.com. I was skittish. He was persistent and funny and cute. We fell in love, got engaged and I began planning the wedding of my dreams. I was 34 and I was going to do it up right.

Then. THEN. I made the mistake that usually happens to teenagers: I done got knocked up.

Tom and I were thrilled about the pregnancy though. (Well, after the shock wore off.) My doctors always told me I would never be able to have children, so the baby in my belly was a little miracle. I was thrilled to have him there, but he was not going to interrupt my Princess Wedding. Oh no sirreee. I'd been waiting a long time.

We moved our wedding date from June to April 13. I was five months pregnant when I walked down the aisle. I wore the same beautiful white gown I originally selected (only a little bit bigger now). And we celebrated HARD.

We have had quite the adventure over the last six years. Tom's a wonderful husband. A loving dad. And a fab sparring partner. He has crazy-monkey arms that can reach things for me. He makes me laugh every day. And I still dig him.

Happy Anniversary Tommy. I expect to be opening something shiny and bright Saturday night. And I'm sleeping in Sunday morning.



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12 comments:

saintseester said...

Cool!

A little bit of sarcasm in a marriage goes a long way to preserving sanity. Has your little boy started exhibiting it, yet? I was so proud the first time my offspring said something dripping with sarcasm.

Valarie said...

Awwww he was a cute little baby, and you were a beautiful bride. :) I wore white also and I already had the kid. Jessie was a 1 1/2 when we got married. I just wanted to go to the courthouse, but my family insisted on me having some kind of shindig so we had a small ceremony.

Ashlee said...

Happy Anniversary! Yay! Six years! Wahoo! :0) I wanted to write a fun little anniversary song for you, but I couldn't think of one. Sorry. :0(

Thalia's Child said...

And you were a stunning bride too. Congrats on your anniversary!

kspin said...

"I done got knocked up"
...my new favorite phrase! I think I'll try to use that as much as I can this week! Lol!

You two sound like my husband and I. Not a lot of sap going on here either!

Congrats on 6 years!

Sister Sassy said...

Oh, there is sap. HB, post some of his super sweet emails in here. Maybe it's just one way sap.


Happy Day on Sunday!

High Hopes said...

Happy 6th Anniversary HB!

You sound like my dh and I. We are scrappers, but in a good way, it keeps it interesting. From one scrapper to another we have been going strong for 26 years, married for 19. I would like something shiny too, and will probably get it next year. If not a good day at the spa would be just as nice.

Hairline Fracture said...

Happy anniversary! If my husband wasn't able to deal with sarcasm and dish it back, I doubt we'd be married right now.

Pearls and Grace said...

This is just precious! Thank you for sharing your story.
Your baby is beautiful!

janethesane said...

Happy Anniversary!

MommytoA&J said...

Happy Anniversary tomorrow - I think you guys are great together and I heart you both even though I've never met either of you LOL!

Melanie said...

Congrats on your anniversary!

Beautiful bride and beautiful baby!! What blessings :)

Thanks for sharing!!