16 years ago today, I was a bride.
Seems like a lifetime ago … and then it seems like just yesterday.
I remember every detail of that day … every feeling … every moment I shared with the people most special to me in my life.
I remember my beautiful bridesmaids running around trying to find more flowers for their hair and giggling over the spiky wheat in their bouquets, poking them in the eye every time they had a sniff. I remember my brothers popping in to see me getting ready and their delight at my ‘get up’. I remember them walking me down the aisle and I remember their tears. I remember our beautiful little reception by the dam, under a marquee at my Mum’s. I remember the frogs, the frogs in the dam, drowning out the speeches as there had been great rains before our wedding. I remember wandering amongst the caterers, that I used for my work at the time, and the beautiful meal they cooked just for me, just for my wedding. I remember my new husband whipping out his guitar and singing me a love song. I remember my lovely frock. It sits amongst the boxes in my shed. It’s a bit yellow but still just as beautiful as the day I laid eyes on it. I still remember everything … a brain snapshot that does not fade at all as the years move on.
I am holding the memory of that beautiful day close to my heart today. It’s been a wild ride since then but it’s been my ride and I am grateful for where I am today, my family and my treasured memories of those 16 years.
Happy Anniversary to us! We’re off to tuck into Justine’s Haloumi Special for old times sake!