Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our Wedding

April 14, 2009

In honor of our 2nd anniversary, I wanted to share two particularly meaningful pieces of our wedding ceremony. We were honored to have our beautiful and loving friend Carrie not only put these words to paper, but deliver them from her heart when she performed the ceremony. Carrie, we love you--you rock! I can honestly say that ours was the best wedding I've ever attended, and you were an irreplaceable part of that.

The journey to this moment began, about 25 years ago, when Donna’s family moved in across the street from Doug’s family, here in Clovis. They were barely teenagers when they first laid eyes on one another. Both of them have fond memories of hanging out with friends, and family in one driveway or another. Donna remembers a self-assurance in Doug that made him stand out from the other awkward and tongue-tied teenaged boys that she was used to. She found Doug easy to talk to- and he always made her laugh. Doug has a different type of memory, of Donna’s “sparkling eyes” and a certain pair of 80’s style dolphin shorts that she used to wear.

Now, after all of these years and a lot of life between them, they have been reunited and have developed a much deeper connection, that I will try to pass on- using some of their own words, about one another.

Donna, Doug describes you as: Smart, Funny, Optimistic, Playful, and Girly.
He respects the dedication and love you have for your profession. He also admires your “mom skillz.” He feels that spending time with you and your family has transformed him into a better person.

Doug, Donna describes you as: Charming, Intelligent, Funny, Talented, and Affectionate.
She respects your loyalty, generosity, and your caring and protective nature when it comes to those you love and care about. Your easy-going, boyish charm that she first saw all those years ago, still draws her to you today. She loves the way you make her feel beautiful when she is with you.

You both describe each other as your best friend, and together- you enjoy three simple pleasures in life: Love, Laughter, and Family.

A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise. Our soul mate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person. Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life.


  1. I love the definition of soul mate.
    So true!

  2. I'm not sure where our friend Carrie originally found this definition, but we loved it too. I especially like the last line: Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life. Beautiful!!

  3. That is wonderful! Happy 2nd Anniversary!

  4. Oh, wow! What a beautiful post, it brought tears to my eyes!

  5. Thanks for stopping by, Something! Glad you enjoyed the post: )