This post comes to you courtesy of 1997. Two young, happy seminary students traveled to her hometown to marry in the church where his parents married decades earlier. The church selection, a happy coincidence, nevertheless earned the bride big brownie points with the new in-laws. As you can see from the photo quality, we are old(-ish).
Twenty-one years this week. I still believe I chose well. “Is he kind?” one of my eventual bridesmaids asked me when I was trying to figure out the new guy months earlier. The answer immediately came: “Oh yes.”
How else did I describe him then? Steady, smart, industrious, a thinker, determined, deliberate, dependable, handsome, affectionate.