So, as you can see from that fake newspaper, I have been married for 15 years! That sounds so grown up! The day that we got married in Chicago, I was scared it was going to be cold, what coat would I wear over my wedding dress, and miraculously it was in the 70’s that day…it felt like summer!
It was a wonderful day, and for anyone who has gotten married it goes by in a second. I really tried to be in the moment and take everything in so I wouldn’t forget anything.
For our honeymoon, we went to the bahamas. One of my husband’s clients had a townhome there (how nice is that?) It was gorgeous! The part of the Bahamas we stayed at was called Abaco, Treasure Key. It was very remote, the beach right in front of our townhome had hardly any people on it, it was kind of like being on our own private island!
One day when we were swimming, my husband stepped on something sharp in the water. I got scared, thinking shark, or something crazy like that. A few minutes later, he said “I stepped on it again!” I said, then let’s get away from this area. He wanted to see what it was, so the next thing I know, he goes under the water and comes up with….THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STAR FISH I HAVE EVER SEEN!! I couldn’t believe it! The first thing I thought of was somehow I was taking that home with us! I could totally picture it on my mantle and what better souvenir can you ask for?
We took it out of the water. It was completely hard. You couldn’t move any of the points at all. I told my husband my plan of taking it home. We didn’t know how to dry it out. We had 5 days left of our vacation, so we brought it to the deck of place we were staying, and I figured I would leave it on the table outside to dry. We got dressed and went to dinner. When we got back, I came out on the deck and checked on the star fish. I couldn’t pick it up! I looked on the side of it and 1,000 suction cups had come out and stuck to the table!!! Oh my gosh it wasn’t dead!! I thought because it was completely hard it wasn’t alive anymore! By this time it had been out of the water about 7 hours. Do I throw it back in the water? Nope….I still wanted it. It still had a lot of water in it, so I had the brilliant idea to take it off the table, but set it against a chair so that none of the suction cups would come out and the water could drain. So, that’s what I did. I know, its terrible! The next morning we went outside to look at it, and my heart sank. The whole insides of the star fish had slid down to the bottom, and the whole thing was deformed!!! Then I started to feel really bad about not only killing this gorgeous star fish, but then totally wrecking it! And to make matters worse, I ended up throwing it back in the water!! I’m not sure what good that did.
So, that’s my funny wedding story and it seems like only yesterday was our wedding day, but now, 15 years later, and 3 kids later, here we are!
Happy Anniversary David!