Wedding Blunders

December 13, 2016

Today is our 13th wedding anniversary.  I still remember the excitement of first meeting Doug.  I spotted him at church with a friend of mine.  “Who’s that cute new guy?” I curiously asked my friend Patti.

I remember the first time he told me he loved me.  The excitement of seeing his phone number light up on my phone.  The moment I finally understood what married friends meant when I’d ask how you know if you’ve met the one, and they’d say “You just know”.

You have grand, idealistic plans about your “perfect wedding day”.  And our desire was similar with one minor difference – we had 2 months to pull it off.  I had accepted a new role working in Australia, and we’d be starting our lives together down under.

With my mom’s help, it all came together.  And it seemed like the perfect day with just one exception.

Recently I was looking through all our wedding pictures, invitations, and other things from our special day.  I came across our wedding program.  It’s something I wanted to throw away and forget it ever happened.  I made an innocent but major mistake on the cover.  Details have never been my strength, but this one (oh boy).  See if you can spot it.

wedding program

Yep.  I miss-spelled our last name.

Despite all our planning and effort, weddings like marriages are never perfect.  They are full of mistakes.  Misunderstandings.  Mirrors of truth about yourself that require change and growth as two become one.

It’s not about having the perfect fairytale wedding and life together.  It’s about loving each other through all the imperfections of life.

wedding picture doug and kristin

Thanks Doug for warmly welcoming me into the “ARRON” family (ha! ha!), for being patient with my imperfections, and for loving me through all the ups and downs of life here on earth.  You’re my love and friend.  I’m thankful for 13 years and many more to come.


Categories: Commitment Family Friendship
Tags: commitment, family, imperfections, love, marriage,

One Response to “Wedding Blunders”

  1. Mojgan Alameida says:

    Wow, Congratulations you two. You just know.


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