Some of you know about my fairy tale weddings. I met the man of my dreams on line when he lived in Barcelona, and we had an internet friendship for 6 months before we met in person. We were engaged 3 weeks after we met, and married 3 months later. It was fast, but it was perfect. We had 3 weddings... All of them unique and really special to us. The legal one was in Hawaii in November, and the 2nd one was in May at my parents house, and the third was in Spain, with all his family. Many people thought we were crazy to get married so many times. I kinda thought so too, but it was fun... The second was for the kids, they wanted to be a part of it.. the third was for him. He had never been married before, and he wanted a big wedding in Spain with all his family and friends. What's a gal to say? I look at it this way, I got 3 weddings, 3 honeymoons, 4 dresses, 3 wedding rings, and it only took ONE husband! I am truly blessed.
Now, mind you, our life has not all been a bed of roses.. It was a fairy tale, but more along the lines of Shrek and Fiona than Cinderella and Prince Charming. There were obsticles to overcome, years of conditioning to change, feelings that needed to be shared and resolved. There were tears and heartbreak and loss, but within all of that, there was great love, and magic and miracles. His is my biggest miracle. A partner who is so much like me sometimes, it scares me. A man who will take more than anyone ever has from me, and still stand there in the middle of the wreckage I create and tell me "I am here. I'm not leaving. I love you and we will get through this." Whether it is working together, traveling, cooking, garage saleing, shopping, or just lying in bed reading books... we fit perfectly. He is my soul mate, and all the things I wanted in a partner, and so much more I didn't even KNOW I wanted.
Just when I thought I would never find love. In my darkest hour, when I had no hope, and thought I would be alone forever... he came bebopping into my life. Anyone who has ever watched him walk knows, he bebops... A cute little bouncy step like a child. Sometimes, my love of him consumes me... it fills me so completely that I can't see anything else. It is scary, and thrilling and comforting all at the same time. and here we are, still just as much in love as we were on the first day... Here are some photos of us at our various weddings. Today is the 2nd of our third anniversaries.