I'll say it again. Sorry ladies! I took this handsome, sexy, sweet, pilot RIGHT off the market! And I will also repeat the answer to the question oft heard around the time of our engagement. No, he doesn't have any brothers.
Our story is short. But long at the same time. Nobody but nobody knows what magic was happening in our hearts, but everyone knows it was lightning speed.
We met through my aunt, but not in person. We wrote letters and had long phone calls lasting all night. We still did not meet in person, as he was in Anchorage and I was in Fairbanks.
One month later, I flew to Kenai for my niece's first birthday. On my way back to Fairbanks, (where I was an elem school teacher) I had a one-hour lay-over. He had been wanting to fly up to Fairbanks for some time, but I had delayed our meeting. I liked the safety and comfort of a long-distance relationship! He did not. LOL. At that time we had one picture of each other.
So, since I was going to be in Anchorage for one hour, I decided to give him a call. Did he want to meet for one hour? (I figured that was pretty safe, and I could handle anything for one hour) He was already there when I landed and we knew each other instantly. I was stunned at the blue of his eyes, and the intensity in them! He thought I was a little hippie girl, because I had one braid down one side of my long hair, and wore a beret and an artsy sleeveless dress. (I was in my hat phase)
One hour passed way too quickly. I left with tears in my eyes at having to leave him.
One week later he flew to Fairbanks. We went canoeing with friends of mine. We went our for Thai food. We walked along the Chena river. We flew to Circle Hotsprings. I cannot give you logic, but I can tell you that we were engaged less than 24 hours after meeting one another! We still shake our heads in wonder.
We were married less than five months later.
Later today, I am going to tell you my favorite story about our wedding day. It still brings an instant smile to my face when I think about it. I mean, it was SO HIM.
But for now, take a moment and tell me. What is YOUR favorite memory of your wedding day? Or a favorite story you have heard about your parents, girl friend, etc?
Note: The song playing is a song I am especially fond of when it comes to our memories. We went to Costa Rica for our honeymoon, and the beautiful lyrics remind me so much of our time there. Its called "And We Danced Anyway".