Friday, October 22, 2010

I Do

On this day five years ago I married my best friend.  We are celebrating by going out of town to the place where we were engaged.  The same place where we spent one of our first nights as husband and wife. 

We had a small wedding, only immediate family, Grandparents, Godparents and a few friends who knew both of us as a couple, were in attendance.  We had a traditional Catholic wedding, happy hour at the lodge, followed by a served dinner.  We had a beautiful harp and acoustic guitar play during while we dined.  Our "dance" took place at a few local establishments.  It was very simple and quaint.  We both loved our day and how we did it.  We cherish all those who were there and still have all of them in our life. 


These beautiful sweets were our flower girls.  My Karley is this age now.  As I look at this picture I see a little of Sophie in Kelsey (closest to Adam).

My friend, Mrs. S showed me this poem.  I loved it and wanted to share, I hope you enjoy.
When I Said I Do

When I said I do, I had no clue, what I’d be doing,
The mystery, how it would be,
or what the future would bring.

Now looking back through all the years,
Smiling still after so many tears,
I know the prize was worth the price,
The joy is greater than the sacrifice.

God’s love would give,
time and again,
new life for us to welcome in,
The babies laughed,
the children played,
they grew up strong and good just like I’d prayed.

Now my life has proved,
my words were true,
my commitment kept no matter what we went through,
Some have regrets for their own choice,
but as for me, I only rejoice!

Now looking back through all the years,
Smiling still after so many tears,
I know the prize was worth the price,
The joy is greater than the sacrifice.

What I have now is a family,
something that will last for eternity.

O what has become of me?
In giving all I am set free.

I said “I do” to you.
If I could do it again,
it’s the only thing I’d do.

This song was written and composed by the Catholic Corps Women’s Community in honor of their beloved “Mama C”.