Yes, Frank and I were married 24 years ago today on a very cold day in front of the fire place at my mom's house. Our family and friends gathered to watch as we took our vows. I wore blue and my brides maid wore white and made it through even though she had a 104 temperature and was battling the flu.
Of the vows we took, some have the same meaning today as they did 24 years ago. But for others the meanings have changed. "Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him" have been the easy ones to keep. "In sickness and in health", yes we have been sick, but for the most part for us, Katie and Mattie May, it has been health. We have seen so many families devastated by things that could not be changed and we are so blessed to never have had to walk that road. "For richer, for poorer" the poorer for us has been the same as for others. We have faced pay cuts and job loss, but have always felt richer because we have been blessed with such a wonderful family to carry us through, I have always said "I may not be wealthy, but I am richer than anyone else I know!" "For better, for worse, in sadness and in joy", these go hand in hand, but God has always been there and we tend to only remember the better and the joy.
So thank you Frank for making the past 24 years a whirlwind of fun and happiness. I just can't imagine what the next 24 have in store!