Small Town Coroner
After a night of tossing and turning my wedding day has arrived. I got up and tried to stop being so nervous for a while and I failed. So I made a few calls reaching my pastor, Arnie and my future father in law. Then I prayed and stopped at the place where my first wife and daughter are buried.
I arrived at the Diner two hours before the ceremony to make sure all the food was ready. Annie was packing everything up with tears running down her cheeks saying she was so happy for me. She also said Sarah is a very lucky woman.
Arnie was just starting to get ready. Annie told me she had got on him several time about it. "Arnie you are the best man you know!" she told him several times.
Thirty minutes later Arnie and I were at the church. I had the ring, met with the Pastor and then went into a nice quiet room and waited.
Five minutes later Arnie and Sarah's Dad knocked on the door. Arnie started in with the "I told you she was the one!" again. "When he's right he's just so humble," I laughed. Then Sarah's Dad asked him for a minute with me.
"You know that she's my baby and if you ever hurt her I won't be responsible for what I do." he said.
"Yes sir." I replied.
Then he smiled "Welcome to the family."
Next thing I knew we were standing up front looking back at many friends and some family expectantly. The wedding march began with a beaming father and I hoped underneath that veil a beaming daughter.
I reached for Sarah's hand and she raised her veil more beautiful that I can express. We turned to the Pastor and he read 1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Then we said our vows, sealing them with a kiss softer than anything I have ever felt. We looked into each others tear filled eyes and said "I love you" to each other.
After that it was a blur of handshakes, hugs, kisses and that was before we even got to the reception.
The reception went late into the night and exhausted we came home to our house for the night which I had secretly had her mother arrange. So instead of stacks of boxes and and misplaced furniture we had a home. I had Annie sneak out early from the reception to light candles and start some soft music.
That night husband and wife became one flesh for the first time. We enjoyed a wonderful night together.
Early the next morning we left for our honeymoon.
I will stop here.
What will happen next with us?
Do I still need to write?
Only the future will tell. But know this whatever happens Sarah and I will be together until death do us part.
Entry 36 (2010-04-23) — Copyright ©2001-2017 Richard Shane Reinert.