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I was going through the closet today and found the garment bag with our wedding clothes in it..my breath caught in my chest for a minute.  I haven't forgotten about them...I've always known they are there..every time I go into the closet I feel them.  That sounds weird but its true.  I took the bag down and walked into the bedroom and sat down on the side of the bed..holding the bag close as tears started to fall.  Slowly I unzipped the bag and took out a black tux and a box that holds a red bow tie and a texas flag cumberbund..I'm hearing echos of laughter as the memories of our wedding day start playing in my head.  We had both been married before..this time he said.." Hey..Let's go to Vegas and get married at the Elvis Chapel."  "No..I laughed..wait..are you serious?" "Yes!"  He said..getting as excited as a kid hearing the ice cream man coming..  "Ok..why not?!"  So off we go on an adventure of a life time..we took no one with us..just us..my kids were pissed.  But they would get over it...and they did.  WE had so much fun I can't even explain it...laughter all day long.  And a red party dress that I bought at the thrift store for $5 bucks...I didn't have to but because we were having fun it completely fit the mood.  I may have to wear that red dress out some time..just for fun.

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Comment by Greg on August 11, 2018 at 3:05pm

Great pic Red. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Comment by Mamitha on August 7, 2018 at 1:54pm

Those are great memories. 

Comment by DIVA70 on August 7, 2018 at 10:55am

What a beautiful picture....and such a loving memory. I hope you will wear it again some day and when you do think of the joy and happiness you shared on that day. Peace be with you.

Comment by LadyG on August 5, 2018 at 1:07pm

Dear Rkay,

What a fabulous photo of your wedding.  Five bucks ?  You look amazing !  And you are both so happy.  Though the past joy does not compensate the present sorrow I am glad you had those happy times. Thank you for sharing with the rest of us.

Know that my tears fall in sympathy for your loss.  I hold you in my heart as you navigate these moments of pain and joy mingled together.

Comment by Callie2 on August 5, 2018 at 6:01am

Love it! My DIL’s sister got married in one of those chapels and sent live coverage back to family. Thought the idea was tacky at first but you know, it was actually very nice! Nice pic, you both looked great! 

Comment by Athena53 on August 4, 2018 at 3:36pm

What a beautiful dress!  Yes, you should wear it again.

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