YES! It's really happening! On Tuesday, September 23rd at 1 PM in the afternoon I will officially become Mrs. John Harris in a simple, intimate ceremony for just the two of us at Delta Street Inn, a B&B in Jefferson, Texas. It's the perfect romantic setting for our wedding/honeymoon! You can check it out from the link, and also read all the great reviews.
We're both taking a week off from work with the blessings of our employers, and will leave on Saturday afternoon Sept. 20th. Jefferson, a charming historic town that John has visited in the past, is about 500 miles from here. Enroute we will stop to visit his daughter and two grandchildren who recently relocated in East Texas, and his older sister. On the way home we we'll spend a day with his 89 year old great aunt who is still independent, mentally sharp, and his number one fan. I can't wait to hear stories from his growing-up years! We'll also take a trip to nearby Caddo Lake, where we had originally planned to go fishing (and alligator watching) last spring, and spend a day and night in Shreveport, LA. It all sounds awesome!
Just 19 more days AND COUNTING DOWN! We are both excited beyond words to be officially getting married, and more than anything are looking forward to having a whole week of time together to relax and play without being surrounded by projects needing to be done!
I've known John for eight months now, and we've been engaged for most of that time. Amazingly, NOT ONCE have I questioned his love, the depth of his commitment, or my desire to join my life with his. He is everything I never had before, and everything I've always dreamed of. We've already weathered some scary times, such as John's heart attack, and it's brought us even closer together. We've also survived the adjustment period of merging lives and being together 24/7 at 50+ years of age with all the experience and baggage that comes with it. Strong-minded and strong-willed as we both are, we are also amazingly compatible. One of the many things I love about John is that he wants to spend his time with me. We always enjoy each other's company, have fun when we are together, and miss each other when we are apart. I cherish and respect everything about him, and I know that God has blessed me with one of His very best! I think John's ended up with a pretty good woman too, and so does he! :-)
Photos will be taken at our wedding and of course I'll be posting them so that you'll be able to share a bit of the joy this day is certain to hold. I believe in "Happily Ever After!" :-)