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Thursday, December 6, 2012

All weddings are unique but...

Every story has a moral and this one is no exception.  Several years ago on this day, I married my college sweetheart.  Like every newly engaged couple, we planned our wedding down to the last detail.   We would get married right after the Thanksgiving break so our families could join us (they  both lived out of state) and it wouldn't interfere with the semester finals.  Then during Christmas break, we would have an Open House to celebrate with family and friends.  We thought we had it all figured out.

All went well as we approached Thanksgiving.  Our families arrived from California and Arizona (in a huge snowstorm!) and we moved the last of our belongings from our dorms to our new apartment.  Everything was going according to plan.  Until...two days before the wedding, my husband-to-be woke up feeling sick.  He was feverish and covered with a bright red rash.  A trip to the local emergency room confirmed that he had measles.  He wasn't going anywhere for several days.  So much for our plans!

Our families had to return to their homes.  My husband-to-be was miserably sick and we didn't know what was going to happen.  So, we waited.  About a week later, he decided he was well enough so we decided that we would get married the next morning.  Luckily, we had all the paperwork completed and licenses and all that stuff. That was one extremely small wedding!  It consisted of my sister and her husband, the officiator, an unknown witness, my husband and me in the beautiful Salt Lake Temple. 

Even though our wedding didn't go as planned (it wasn't even on the DAY we planned), we're still together after all these years. 

Moral of the story...
1.  Get your kids vaccinated!
2.  Sometimes the best plans don't go as expected but you'll have quite the story to tell your children someday  :)


  1. Cute story! And congratulations! Was that really only "several years ago"? Seems like a longer to me since I attended the reception you finally had. :-)