Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Three Years of Yes

Technically, Husband and I never said “I do” at our wedding. Our rehearsal was pretty short, and we had never practiced the full vows. So, at our wedding ceremony, when the priest asked Husband, “Do you take this woman….,” he responded with “yes.” (I can see why he responded that way, since it sounds like a simple yes or no question.) I followed suit, answering “yes” when the priest asked me, “Do you take this man…” It continued, and we said “yes” a number of times during the vows portion of the ceremony. It was funny because a few people came up to us afterwards and said, “That was so unique to say ‘yes’ instead of ‘I do,’ ” as if we had carefully planned it. It was only then that we realized our mistake. But now I think it’s one of the more memorable moments of our wedding day, and I’ve come to see our mistake as almost endearing. We’re celebrating our 3 year wedding anniversary this week. I know I say this every year, but it really does feel like our wedding just happened. We still consider ourselves newlyweds. (Is there an expiration on newlywedism? I hope not.) I think it’s funny that the most important decision of my life – who to marry – was actually the easiest decision I’ve ever made. When Husband asked me to be his wife, I knew in my heart and gut that I was 100% sure. It would not be an exaggeration to say that I have a harder time picking out jeans in the mall than I did picking Husband. (Although, to be fair, it did seem like it took a lot of time to find him!) I never once felt “cold feet.” In a letter I gave to Husband a month before the wedding, I wrote: “I was thinking about how people say that they have “cold feet” before a wedding. I think that I have “warm feet” – or better yet, “hot feet.” I haven’t, for a second, had any doubts about us.” And it seems like every day, more and more, I realize what a good decision I made. Being married to Husband is even better than I could have imagined. So, if someone asked me if I’d do it all over again, I’m sure you won’t be surprised when I’d respond with a heartfelt “yes!”

12 comments:

Skinnie Piggie said...

Cute!! I think you can stay newlyweds forever... it's the people that stop learning about their spouses, stop yearning for adventures, and get so stuck in routines that become the "old married couples!"

Adrienne said...

Cheers to three years!

brown eyed girl said...

Happy anniversary!

JG said...

Ha. We said "Yes," too. :) Only we planned it that way. Instead of repeating phrases over and over - which just sounded like a recipe for disaster since nearly everyone stumbles over them - so we just had our minister recite everything and we said "yes." Much simpler :)

nanny said...

May you never stop being a newlywed!
Happy Anniversary!

d.a.r. said...

I think that is so precious and unique. Congratulations and happy anniversary!

ens24 said...

i loved this story.... i have a feeling i'll say something stupid like "mmmhmmm" or "well yeah..." honestly though, i think it's those kinds of memories that make it special :)

ens24 said...

and i got too excited to post that... but CONGRATS on your 3 years!!

megan said...

Haha so cute!

My husband and I didn't say "I Do" either. Ours was "I will." And afterwards we were like, wait a minute... weren't we supposed to say "I do?" haha!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Happy Anniversary!

southeastcountrywife said...

That is awesome...love to hear of people so in love. :)

We just realised the other day that our vows don't have "I do" in...they're "I will"! Bit different but I guess it works out the same way, lol.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

OH, Happy Belated Anniversary!! It is a great date to have an anniversary! :)