Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our Anniversary - Sentimental Sunday No. 31

Our lives changed twenty-five years ago today. Thanks to a forgery that Richard was investigating at Cindy’s bank – our paths crossed. It was destiny, kismet, meant to be… whatever you want to call it – we were meant to be together and the “powers that be” made it so.

Twenty-two years ago today we were married in front of family and friends in a wonderful wedding on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. What a beautiful ship. We were married in the chapel and held our reception in one of the ballrooms. Our wedding day was perfect! We couldn’t have asked for a better day. A fabulous memory and one that is ideal for Sentimental Sunday – in fact it WAS a Sunday that we were married.

I wanted to be married on the anniversary of the day we met, but it was going to be a Sunday – and who gets married on Sunday? So, I was discussing it with my friend Mary, and I said I guess we would have the wedding on Saturday the 24th. Mary is Greek, and believes in omens and the supernatural. She said that her Greek omen book said it was very bad luck to be married on a Saturday. I said, “But, Mary… everyone gets married on Saturday.” She replied, “And LOOK how many divorces there are!” Well, I don’t know if it’s because we got married on a day other than Saturday – but here we are all these years later – still together; for better or worse – we’re still here!

We were married by the ship’s Captain. Cindy messed up her vows; couldn’t get the word “symbol” out when giving and accepting the wedding rings - kept coming out “signal”. Richard still doesn’t let her forget that! (You see – Cindy is SO perfect and makes SO few mistakes, he has to “hang his hat” on one that she made 22 years ago! HA!)

We are still in love, and we are glad for that forgery that occurred in Hollywood California all those years ago. It brought us together and changed our lives forever. Our fairy tale was meant to be… and they lived happily ever after.


Columbo said...

Happy Anniversary to my Princess. I love you.

Patty said...

What a precious story. So glad you are both so happy after these many years. Hope you have that many more happy ones ahead.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to a wonderful couple.

Darby said...

Thank you for sharing your story. I love it and love you. Congrats. You guys are wonderful together.

laura said...

I love that story!! And I LOVE your wedding photo!
Happy Anniversary!!

Megan said...

Happy Anniversary, to many more happy years!

Kim Despain said...

Truly a serendipitous beginning coupled with a lasting romance ~ how lucky can you get? Happy Anniversary!!

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