Sunday, October 5, 2008
This past Friday night was a very proud night for me. My two oldest sons (not biological, but mine!) Archie & Tyler attend McLane High School. Archie is in JROTC and is a part of the Color Guard who presented the Flag before the Varsity game started. He looked extremely sharp in his uniform and I am very proud of him for being so involved with JROTC!! Tyler is on the JV football team and this was his very first game because the coach didn't have a helmet that would fit him properly and he had to wait to be able to play. I think I was driving Jeff crazy because I kept asking him when they were going to put Tyler in...like he would know what the coach was going to do. LOL! Finally, in the fourth quarter they sent him in, I was so excited to watch him play and glowed with pride because, that was my son on the field...OK, if the truth be known, I was a little scared that he was going to get hurt but I think that is just part of being a mom. We had a lot of fun watching the boys do their thing and of course watching my daughters & my niece checking out the boys, doing the cheers with the cheerleaders and dancing with the mascot. Whoever said you can't have a strong bond with children whom you don't give birth to is a LIAR!!! I couldn't love those children any more or be more proud of them if they were my own flesh & blood!!!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Six years ago at this time I was enjoying some very special times with my father, step-mom, mother, sister-in-law and cousins. My father & step-mom came out from Florida and my cousin Sharon came out from Ohio (her son drove up from San Diego where he was stationed with the Marines). All of them were here to help me prepare for and celebrate the happiest day of my life! It seemed like a whirlwind week, fittings, dinners, rehersals, nail appts and all the other last minute things needed for my "Big Day". The day before my wedding all of us girls went to get my nails done and I was taking Jeff's truck, he told me I had to wait a few minutes before I could leave and when I finally got to go outside to leave, he had painted the back window of his truck saying "Get out of my way, I'm getting married tomorrow!!" It was awesome!! That night after the rehersal dinner, which was pizza at Me & Eds, Cheyanne, Alexis & I had to go with my father & step-mom to stay the night with them. Jeff said he didn't want to see me until I was walking down the isle to him. Needless to say I didn't get much sleep...not just from being excited & nervous about the "Big Day" but also because I was stuck on a twin size bed with a foot or hand in my face most of the night, my daughter doesn't sleep very still. That next morning I woke to a phone call from Jeff...singing I Wanna Grow Old With You from the Wedding Singer...I couldn't believe he had memorized and learned how to play the song just for me. Later that morning he sent me a beautiful boquet of red roses with a note that made me cry and then as I was getting my hair and make up done I received a bracelet with a heart charm. He did so much for me to make sure that this day was everything I could have ever dreamed of...and it was!!! The next thing I knew, I was walking down the isle, telling my father how nervous I was and then finally facing the man of my dreams (yes Jeff, I mean you!!), my father lifted my veil and gave me a kiss and then handed me to Jeff. The ceremony was beautiful, the reception AWESOME and the week to follow was PERFECT!! Now six years later I am still blessed with the man of my dreams and look forward to spending the rest of my life with him, dreaming for our future, discovering new things together and enjoying every minute of our lives together. Happy Anniversary Honey...I Love You Forever!!!