Keith and I tied the knot :) July 26th, 2003 was the big day.
This post is part of the Completing Him Summer Challenge from Women Living Well.
I guess I should start way back at the beginning of our relationship. When Keith and I started dating, I was very sure I didn't want to date just for the fun of it. I wanted it to be a real relationship. More like a courtship really. I remember talking it over together, and asking Keith what he thought our relationship was all about. I think I made him nervous, lol! Women tend to take things more seriously, I think, and Keith hadn't really thought as far ahead as I had. I was thinking about whether or not Keith was marriage material, and he was just thinking that he was happy to be dating me.
As for our actual wedding day, it was beautiful. Perfect summer day. Blue skies. Nice and hot. All of our friends and family there to celebrate with us and support our commitment to each other.
We got married in my church, by my pastor. We did a few things differently than the average wedding though. We had all of our siblings involved in a special 'wedding worship' team. Both of our families are musical, so we really wanted to incorporate that into the wedding. We did a few worship songs together (Keith on bass and me singing, with the rest of our family either singing or on other instruments) and I loved that. We also used the wooden chest that Keith had given me as a gift, instead of a ring pillow for the ring bearer to carry.
I know I don't really remember much about the actual ceremony at all. My eyes were focused on Keith all day, and I was just so excited! Yet I totally understood what it meant. Loving one man for the rest of my life. Committing to stay together forever. I was happy to promise that. And I still am.