The guests quickly came to a solution: everyone hummed the wedding march for me, and Mr. Johns and I said our vows.
Looking back on that day, the forgotten music is my favorite memory. Everything else went off without a hitch. Flowers, pictures, cake cutting... But the mistake became the sweetest memory because of the loving people who hummed for me.
Life never ends up the way we imagine it. We might vow "in sickness and in health," but our mental image doesn't really include sickness. Or poverty. Or worse. We imagine that life will go smoothly, our finances will grow and we'll grow old together. Positive thinking, right?
I've only been married for eleven years, so I don't have the wisdom of some other women who have been at this for much longer, but I have learned something... The hard times are a challenge, but when we look back on how we got through, they can be the sweetest memories.
Like when Mr. Johns and I drove across the country to relocate to a brand new city with nothing but what would fit into our Honda. Or when our son was born two months premature and we sat together in that hospital loving him as hard we could to get him through. Or when we worked our tails off to pay off debt--together! Always together.
Nothing worthwhile is easy. In my husband's home country in Africa, they have a saying for women who are in love: "I'd live with him in a tree." That's how I feel about Mr. Johns. Of course we want the good times, the financial security, but I'd live with that man in a tree if I had to. So long as we're together.
I didn't care if there wasn't any music. I was going down that aisle to marry him.
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Ranching is in Dakota's blood. And now the developers have cut off water her neighboring ranch desperately needs. She's only on the ride for a paycheck—not to turn her back on her community. And definitely not to fall for some overly protective urban cowboy. But Andy may surprise everyone…including himself.
Hitting shelves November, 2016