Monday, December 21, 2009

The Anniversary That Never Came True

While spending days and months of digging through boxes, bags, trunks, etc., I found these items. This is a log of my wedding that was kept in a trunk.

They will be put back in a trunk and maybe never viewed again, but for now I share the pictures and vows taken 26 years ago which will not be celebrated this year.

Williamsburg, Virginia December 23, 1983

Announcing the marriage of
Miss Heather Dawn McIver
Mr. Clifford McIver Leftwich
On Friday, the twenty-third
of December
Nineteen hundred and eighty-three
8 o’clock in the evening
Marriage Commissioner
William E. Bowman
In his home
James City County,
Williamsburg, Virginia

May our wedding day
Be the bright beginning
Of a lifetime filled with happiness.

From this day forward,
May we now together
The special joy
Of sharing side by side…

May we feel
The harmony together
That comes from understanding,
Trust, and pride.

From this day forward,
May we face together
Whatever ups and downs
The future brings…

May we laugh,
Enjoy good times together,
And find contentment
In the simple things.

From this day forward,
May we dream together?
Of everything
We want to do and be…

Then may we learn and grow
And strive together
To make our dreams
Become reality.

From this day forward,
May we build together

The happy married life

We’ve just begun,

And may we give and care
And love together…

From this day forward,

May we be as one.

Love is patient and kind

Love is not jealous or boastful

It is not arrogant or rude.

Love does not insist
On it’s own way
It is not irritable or resentful

It does not rejoice at wrong
But rejoices at right.

Love bears all things,
Believes all things.

Hopes all things.
Endures all things.

Love never ends.


Art said...

A lovely montage. Sad how things happened. Wish she could have opened up to others. Our hearts are big enough for a lot of people...

LoveBug said...

I'm sorry you are not celebrating your wedding anniversary with Heather by your side today but you do have these beautiful memories to bring peace to your heart.