I’d Do It For You

Twenty-one years ago, today, Pilot and I said, “I do.”

In the weeks leading up to our wedding, I had laryngitis. I was on complete voice rest, and had to take off from work.


Now, some reading this may believe having a woman – me in particular – unable to talk is a blessed event. But right before a wedding, is not ideal timing. Do you realize how much needs to be completed in the days leading up to the big event? Most of those preparations involve the spoken word.

Pilot bought me two of those Magic Slate things, where you use a plastic “pencil” and write on a sheet of film. The magical black slate makes an impression on the film, and your words appear. Lift the film, and the words disappear.

I think I wore both of those slates out. I had a lot to say!


Although I was supposed to still be on voice rest the night of the rehearsal, I couldn’t do it. Would not do it. My voice was creaky and weak, but there was sound. What was I supposed to do when my sister from California, and my brother from Maryland showed up, unexpectedly, and surprised me at Sissy’s house that evening? Not talk? Forget that.

During the ceremony, when Tony’s uncle, who performed our wedding, asked me if I took Tony as my husband, I was truly afraid no words would come out. Fortunately, we have the marriage certificate to prove I did squeak, “I do”.

And am I ever glad!

Were there any unexpected situations surrounding your wedding, or that of someone you know?

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

Love never dies.

I Corinthians 13

Happy anniversary, Handsome! Here’s “our song”.

I wish you well.



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