Keith’s Account of Our Special Day

After giving my version of our wedding day I thought it was only fair to allow Keith a chance to share his version.  Here it is …

“Is something vibrating???”  I opened my eyes to see I had fourteen missed calls, six text messages, and three voicemails.  OHHHH NOOOO I thought as I jumped up in a panic.  I looked at the clock and it read 9:13AM.  Mind you, I was supposed to be at the City Clerk’s Office 43 minutes ago.  Who do I call first?  I called my sister and she answered calmly. She told me to get to the City Clerk’s Office because everyone was waiting.  Next call, my soon to be wife (or so I still hoped).  She answered with a frantic “where are you”?  When I gave her the answer, she immediately broke down and responded with some not so friendly words.  At that moment, all that was going through my head was Clara is going to back out of this marriage and her family will forever be ashamed.  How could I be late to my own wedding?!?!?!

No time for thinking, I quickly threw on my suit, tie, socks, and shoes.  I wiped my face down and used gum to substitute teeth brushing (don’t act like you’ve never done it before).  I grabbed my keys and ran out the door, literally.  I sprinted to the train then sprinted to the City Clerk’s Office.  At this point, I did not know what to expect.  Will everyone be angry?  Will everyone be sad?  Will people still even be there?   Right before going into the City Clerk’s Office, I received a text from my stepdad, “If you wanted to make this day a lasting memory, rest assure you did”.  Well, here goes my entrance…

I finally stepped into the City Clerk’s Office at around 10AM.  I looked around and saw that both Clara’s family and my family seemed to be in good moods.  I could not take any chances.  The last thing I wanted to do was walk in with a big smile on my face while everyone else hated me.  I instead opted to keep a straight face, which was really an attempt to hide the disgust I had with myself for being late.

Then I saw my beautiful bride.  I was floored.  She looked better than I could have ever imagined.  She came over to me with a smile and simply said, “we will discuss it later.  For now, forget about it because it will show in our wedding pictures”.  All of a sudden, it hit me that everything paled in comparison to marrying Clara.  Happiness and excitement took center stage.  It was all smiles from that point on.

My tardiness will undoubtedly go down as a memory from the wedding but it does not overshadow the memories I have from being with my beautiful bride.  Now, I just hope I will be late to my own funeral.

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5 thoughts on “Keith’s Account of Our Special Day

  1. I love his side of the story! In glad you did this. The picture also makes me so excited to see the rest of them!

  2. Beautiful day in the neighborhood! Just happy to be a part of the beauty. Best wishes, God bless this Union.

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