I got it good. More than forty years ago I experienced the most incredible tingle moment – the moment my bride first appeared at the back of the church, and made her way down the aisle to become my bride. For me, each wedding I officiate hearkens back to that memory for me, and I do everything in my power to give each groom a similarly astounding tingle moment in their wedding.
A few summers ago I achieved that so well that I almost lost it!
It was our 39th wedding anniversary.
It was wedding number three that day. But this young bride was graced with beauty similar to my bride of so many years ago.
Without conscious effort on my part, every cell of my body reached back through the years to being forth and re-experience the memory of my own wedding so many years before. It took my breath away, because I have never lost the wonder of my mate, who has stood by me so faithfully all these years.
What a primer for one of those lovely evenings with the woman I love!