We believe with all our hearts that God providentially brought us together. We ran into each other at a local walking track at a time of day and year that Russell wouldn't normally be walking. We had both been divorced about the same time, but didn't know it then. I casually introduced myself and we (including the friend I was walking with) walked the rest of the track together. We were parked at different sides of the track, so when he started to go to his car, I shamelessly made sure he knew my last name and not just my maiden name. Two weeks later, he called and asked me to a movie and two and a half years later, we were married.
I wanted a really simple dress and a small wedding, but with my family, small isn't an option. Our wedding was a simple and beautiful service.
I found my dress in Pensacola, where one of my sisters lives. It wasn't expensive at all but it was exactly what I had in mind. It was a simple sheath dress with a tuxedo like jacket in an off white color. Scanning the pictures in, I noticed we were both much thinner that day....hmmmmmmm wonder what happened? Oh, well.....here's my dress.
This first picture is obviously us at the alter. It was right after the wedding and we were both so relieved and happy. Relieved because neither of us like to stand in front of a crowd, especially Russell. This picture is us practically running back down the aisle after we were married. Click on it if you can and see the happy smiles on our faces.
During the almost 14 years since that day, we have grown closer as a couple. The two flesh become one principle! :)
Russell has been such a blessing in my life. He has brought calmness to me and I think I have brought more humor to him......probably because he laughs at me a lot!
Six months after we were married, almost to the day, my daddy died. Daddy loved Russell and was so
Thanks, Kelly, for providing this opportunity to not only show my wedding dress, but to remember that very special day in my life!