It is hard to believe but 22 years ago today I was walking to into the local court-house to say, “I DO”!
Today is my husband’s and my 22nd anniversary!
Long story short, I was a senior in high school and we had been dating for 2 months, when the Air Force said in 3 months you are moving to Berlin, Germany. We both said, “I can’t live without you,” so we went down to the city courthouse and eloped a few weeks later. YES, my parents were just a wee bit upset with us since I still was in high school but I was young and in love what can I say? So then my grandma found out and said, “we need to be married under the eyes of God,” so 6 weeks later my AMAZING mother(who was one year younger than I am now) threw together a wedding at the church we attended. Over the next 2 months I quickly finished up my high school classes so I could graduate high school early because we were moving to Berlin.
Here is what our wedding looked like 22 years ago!
Now in my wildest dreams I never thought that over the next 22 years we would be living in 5 different countries, have 4 GREAT(ok not all the time) kids, you would serve long enough to retire from the Air Force and craziest part….your first civilian job would take us to Bydgoszcz, Poland!
Best part in our story is that we have 3 wedding anniversaries, the court-house, the Lutheran church and the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints temple marriage. So if the hubby misses one, he has 2 more to redeem himself.
We did not have a formal honeymoon after our wedding since we were young and broke back then and I still was in school and one could say the 22 years have been a honeymoon for us since literally have been all over the world. If you could have a honeymoon anywhere and money was not an object, where would you go?