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Portrait of a Marriage

August 9, 2013

Last week was my wedding anniversary. 6 years.

That may not sound like a long time, but it’s as long as I’ve ever been married, so…
And we’re very happy, so it looks like we’ll be setting more personal records in the years to come. 🙂

Anyway, a friend of mine saw my Facebook post, wishing Brent a Happy Anniversary and asked why I didn’t post a wedding pic—you know, like everyone else does?

She’s a new-ish friend, so I had to explain to her…I don’t have any wedding photos. At least not the kind she was thinking—big white dress, tuxedo, flowers, cake etc.

What I do have is this:


That is a photo of Judge Tobias (the man who married us) taken with my iPhone just after the ceremony.

Sometimes it makes me sad that I don’t have any fluffy white dress photos with Brent. I would have loved to have a big, beautiful wedding with him. But that’s not our style and I know from experience that a wedding does not make a marriage.

So, I have my memories of Judge Tobias, and this selfie we took when we got home from the courthouse,


and the words of my late Nana who kept this photo in a frame near her bed.

She said, “Look at your faces. That’s the most beautiful wedding picture I’ve ever seen.”

One Comment leave one →
  1. Pati permalink
    August 13, 2013 10:11 am

    I totally agree with Nana. Happy anniversary sis. I miss you.

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