Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Aug. 11, 1979

30 years ago today Sue and I were married in the Los Angeles Temple.

I was barely 20 and Sue was only 19. We had been dating for about 3 years. We woke up early on the Saturday morning and rode to the temple with Sue's brother, Steve and his wife Nancy. It was a nice sealing but hardly any guests were there. My family could not go although my mom waited outside on the temple grounds. Only John, Steve and Nancy could enter the temple and I recall Nancy's parents were also there.

When were at the temple waiting for the sealing I was on one bench and Sue was on another. They forgot about us and we waited for over an hour. I was wondering what was wrong with Sue and vice versa. After the sealing we had the usual pictures on the temple grounds and Nancy's parents provided lunch for us all. Then we went to Steve and Nancy's home for more pictures and the reception.

I recall my mom's cousin saying it was the nicest and most relaxed reception she has eve been to. We went on our honeymoon for a few days to San Diego. It has been 30 years of a wonderful marriage. I love you Suzanne with all my heart. We are celebrating our anniveresay with a New England cruise next week.

As I reflect on that day 30 years ago, I cannot overlook the love and generousity of Steve and Nancy. They provided and paid for almost all of the wedding costs. Then a year later helped us again when we lost our first daughter at childbirth. Even though they have moved up to Northern California, they are and always will be an integral part of our lives.


Katy said...

Happy Anniversary!!! 30 years go by fast! (So does 28 years... sheesh)

Love you guys!!!

M. Sperber said...

Happy Anniversary you guys. I remember your wedding like it was yesterday.

Bren said...

I don't think I made it to that reception. I meant to be there... I really did.

Happy anniversary and enjoy the cruise. You guys deserve it!

Thanks for being such a good example of marriage for us kids.

M. Sperber said...

What she said

Rice-Ball said...

Congrats! I absolutely LOVE all of those pictures! They're classic. Gotta love those tuxes...very nice! 30 years is a long time, thanks for your example, I'm sure it wasn't always easy, but it definitely was worth it! Have fun on your cruise, I've never been on one, but I hear the 'all you can eat' food is worth it alone!