Has it really been five years since I heard my Dad say those words, “You may kiss the bride”?
We are on South Padre Island celebrating our fifth year of marriage (Rachel is with Grammy), and I can honestly say that we are more in love today than we were on that magical night in 2002 in Saltillo. In the words of that old song, “It’s very clear; our love is here to stay.” God has been faithful to us, and we are excited for what He has planned for us during the remaining 65 years of marriage.
When Dad said, “You may kiss the bride,” Esther stopped the whole ceremony to put her veil back over her face so that I would remove it again. “That’s just the way I always pictured it”, she told me later. This brought great amusement to the assembled crowd.
Our honeymoon in San Antonio was awesome. This was the first day at Sea World.
Several months later, we traveled to Georgia for Ben and Jen Johnson’s wedding. Can you still sense the flush of newlywed love as you gaze at this photo?
Just got back from our 3-day, 2-night anniversary celebration on Padre Island and Port Isabel. We stayed at the affordable and lovely Long Island Village and swam in the pool, soaked in the jacuzzi, walked on the beach, drank coffee on the back deck of our cottage and watched ships sail into the waterway, ate at Blackbeards, and watched Bruce Willis in “Live Free or Die Hard” (VERY good, funny writing — entertaining film — some language and cartoonish violence but you will not be bored).
Here are some video clips on the beach and on the deck of the cottage: