When I got married 25 years ago tomorrow, I was like many brides. I was excited to move into a new chapter of my life, couldn’t wait to be a “wife” and was looking forward to spending the rest of my life with the love of my life, John.
Here’s a picture of me on our wedding day all those years ago.
Although we’ve had our shares of normal ups and downs like any married couple, these years of marriage have been a blessing beyond words.
John stuck with me through my years of obesity, when my wedding dress wouldn’t have even come close to fitting, stuck with me when my life was turned upside down by an adoption reunion, and has been there through sad and happy times.
My grandmother proudly told me that she could always fit into her wedding dress, except for her three pregnancies. That always stuck with me, and every year I unpack my dress and try it on. Well, except for the pregnancy years, and those 10 years of obesity.
This year was no exception, and I’m proud to say that the dress still fits. It fits a little differently now because I’ve aged and given birth/nursed seven kids, but it fits nonetheless. I have to admit I felt a little silly letting them take my picture. John wanted me to put on the veil, but I said, “No way.”
Being able to fit into my dress is one of my continuing goals for myself, and I’m not giving it up!
Do you have a favorite dress or outfit you want to be able to fit into for years to come? Diane