Monday, April 23, 2007

To have and to hold...in sickness and in health

Monday morning. I'll be writing about the "in sickness" part more extensively in a separate post (seven days of food poisoning...not eating food...losing 15 pounds the hard way) but wanted to tell you all that TCF (formerly TCB) became just plain old Mick, my husband, at about 11:45 a.m. (Pacific) on Friday, April 13th. The wedding was simple and wonderful. I was so overcome with emotion that I started to cry uncontrollably when the Justice of the Peace started talking about how marriage is not something to be entered into lightly and then I looked out at my very dearest friends and relatives (about 20 in all) and they were all crying, too. God works in mysterious ways, my dears, His wonders to perform, and I have never been so convinced of that as I was at that moment. I looked up at my handsome fiance in his dress blue uniform and smelled the lovely fragrance of the flowers in my bouquet, and suddenly the tears dried and I stepped forward happily into our future together.

There will be pictures at some point soon (my dear friend and co-CASA, Genevieve, took about 400), but know this for now...I'm married and happy and felt each and every one of you there with me on that warm, sunny day here in San Diego. Bless you for your kind emails and good thoughts and I'll be back soon with more wedding stuff and - oh yes! - the rest of my life.

13 comments:

Bluegrass Mama said...

Denise, So sorry you've already experienced the "sickness" part, but glad the wedding was so lovely. We look forward to hearing more! I thought of you on the 13th and said some prayers for the day and the lifetime to come.

California Girl said...

Hooray, a post from Denise! Congratulations, dear! So sorry about getting sick, that DOES not sound fun. Quite the honeymoon, right?

Can't wait to see some pics!

FatMom said...

Congrats, D! Sorry to hear about your illness...but...things can only get better from here, eh?

JessiferSeabs said...

Congratulations! I've been blog-stalking you all week, waiting for a post!

Alda said...

Ooh. I have goosebumps. Again - I'm so absolutely delighted for you both.

Erin said...

Denise,
Your post brought tears to my eyes. I'm so very happy for you and in your joy I find hope for my life.
Can't wait for pictures!
~Erin

redhead_princess2000 said...

Yay! Congratulations honey! Thanks for updating. I can't wait to see the pictures! Hope you are feeling better soon. Mwah!
Carrie

Gingernut said...

Hee hee, I've been blog-stalking you too! Can't wait to read more details, it sounds so lovely. Enjoy every second, you deserve this happiness more than anyone I know.

Sarah x

neca said...

I am so happy for you. I've read your blog since the beginning, and you seem to have such a kind and generous spirit. It's wonderful to read the joy in your voice. :-)

Lori said...

I'm so sorry you got food poisoning; that's a terrible way to lose weight. But I'm so happy to hear about the wedding and how happy you are.

How wonderful! I'm so happy for you two.

Mother of Invention said...

How wonderful that you feel so happy (and even with the sickness!)

All the best!

Neil said...

Can't wait to see some photos! Congrats.

jules said...

Hi, I've been reading your blog for a long time, but not recently. so how cool to catch up to this fabulous news! Many congratulations! Cheers,