For the most part, the entire ceremony was a disaster- for lack of a better word.
We got married in a hallway.
My ring bearers’ suits were messed up.
So many guests couldn’t come because of the weather.
People were arguing.
I mean, I could go on.
It’s something that both my husband and I have been sour about for the past 8 years… and there’s nothing you can say to make it better.
And that’s okay. That was our story and that’s how it was supposed to happen.
But then, I lost our pictures.
I never printed a picture from our wedding day. Not one.
I never had time to sit down and go through the photos and choose which ones warranted printing. Then we got pregnant. Then we moved. And we moved again. And we moved 5 more times, so… yeah.
Here’s the thing about moving 7 times in 10 years together. You start to lose things. You don’t know why you have certain things- and it’s just nothing short of a hot mess.
I have been very sad about the loss of our photos. I know, they’re just pictures, but not really… at least not to me.
Our wedding was, is, will always be one of the most important days of my life.
To be honest I’d feel this sadness if I lost pictures of my children as well. I’m a visual learner, but I also have a crappy memory (if that makes sense at all) so photos create such a connection in my heart and spirit. The photos help take me back to that place on days when I can’t quite create the visual for myself.
Today, I had a DVD with our wedding pictures placed into my hands. It’s really by the grace of God that I was able to reconnect with the photographer’s wife and our photos found our way back to us.
I was visibly shaking as I went to put the DVD into my computer, so excited to see these photos after so long.
And then I was reminded of how beautiful our day was.
Through those pictures I was reminded that the sun that came out right after we said “I Do” and of the wonderful pictures and moments we were able to have with the people that came in the garden once the rain stopped.
I was reminded of my commitment to this man, whom I love more than words can truly explain.
I was reminded of laughter.
I was reminded of the love of family and friends.
All. Of. That.
I got allat from these pictures.
I feel so happy and blessed to have these back in my life.
Now, if there’s ever a fire, y’all know what I’m gonna grab first. Just sayin’.