Here it was, the day of the wedding, but not just THE wedding, it was MY wedding, OUR wedding!
I didn’t know what emotions to expect and could not even begin to anticipate how it would feel finally being married but it was actually happening and to my surprise I was not as emotional as I thought I might have been.
Turns out I’m not as big of a sap as I thought I was!
I was composed and ready to make it happen. Everything wasn’t complete but I didn’t let it bother me.
What could go wrong??? As long as he was there and we were pronounced husband and wife nothing else mattered.
Everyone was hustling, sweating and working, my make-up artiste was running late, guests became lost because the road sign was repainted without it’s name (great timing right! smh), DJ didn’t have some of my songs, my fiance was busy at the venue and I was ready and waiting for my mum to be organized so we could leave.
Jitters yet? Nope! But damn was I hungry! lol
My driver then needed gas and of course the gas station was full! But you guys get the drift, I was late.
However, there was not one bit of panic in me. I just kept thinking about the food….yeah food not the groom! I was that hungry!
But, when I finally got there he was all my eyes searched for. Everyone else became a blur and my face was plastered with smiles. There, at the top of the aisle, was my groom, my fiance, my husband-to-be, the love of my life, my other half, my forever…….
I dreamed about this moment for so long, being in the moment was so surreal! For the first time, I experienced being on cloud 9. I felt, light, overjoyed, calm and satisfied. The ultimate high! This was it!
No matter what the ceremony was like, unrehearsed and a bit long, my mood could not be shifted. And at the moment of I do confidence never left my side.
Holding the shaking hands of my groom I knew this was the beginning of a new journey. For all the years that I’d known him before and all the time we spent together, all that we’d been through,NEVER have I witnessed nervousness in him and here it was. Emotions flooded in from father-daughter dance into our first dance…simply because I couldn’t be happier. The tears were testimony of that. Our lives were being joined as one, it was never going to be the same, only better!!
For the rest of the day, my heart felt joy beyond measure. Not only did I become a Mrs., I became HIS Mrs. and he, my Mr., husband and wife. Together with our daughter, our family was finally whole.
I could not have asked for a better day, with all it’s flaws, it was the best day of my life!
Four days later and my soul is still in all it’s glee, celebrating, ecstatic and at peace. A weight has been lifted and our new life is in the making.
You know that you’ve found the one when you feel like you couldn’t be happier and then that happiness is increased by that same person. When you thought neither of you could love each other more and then it happens, your hearts grow fonder of each other more than ever before. This is when you know that your love will stand the tests of time because only true love can increase extensively beyond measure without strain.
I have found my true love….
I look forward to what each day has in store for us, may God continue to richly bless our family. This is happiness!