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This is a 2nd marriage for both Roy and me.  I’ve mentioned that before, but it’s still amazing to both of us.  Neither of us wanted another marriage for different reasons, but when it happened for us, it just was right.  Period.

So on this day 8 years after we got married, 12 years after meeting face-to-face, and 13 years after meeting randomly online, I offer this to my husband.

  
He’s always there for me and has continually proved it in not only the best of times but also the worst. 

I love you, Roy.  Happy anniversary.

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My baby girl turned 26 today. She got married this past July to her wonderful Alex. For someone who writes and edits other writers for a living, it’ll be amazing to others (just as it is to me) that I have no good words to describe how proud of BOTH of them that Roy and I are.

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She’s done well for herself. Considering all she’s been through in her young life and considering how she was underestimated in elementary, middle, and high school by teachers and administrators, all I have to say to them is “I told you so.” I’m proud that I taught her to fight for herself and to never be a victim of any circumstances … no matter what they are.

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Kara, Papa Roy and I … your renegade Placerville mama and step-papa … love you dearly. We are beyond proud of you and are honored to be part of your life. We are there for both you and Alex … NO MATTER WHAT.

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… and Baby Girl?

I’m proud we can be adult friends.

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I love you, Bug.

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Growing up, I was never sure I wanted to be a mother. Let me say this as my baby girl is getting married … as my oldest is one of the groomsmen … as my middle deceased son will only be there in spirit … as I welcome a new son into my heart … as all their best friends and siblings stand up with them, filling my heart … I will do anything in my power to protect them. This mama bear remains on duty. It’s the best (and hardest) job that I’ve ever had.

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My baby girl (my only daughter), Kara, is getting married on the 4th of July. That will be a joyous occasion and we are all truly excited about it, as we love Alex immensely! However, planning can be entertaining to say the least, and when you throw family dynamics in to the mix, it can be bizarre.

I therefore offer this … as it describes at least my side of the family to a “T”.

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                It’s a bizarre feeling, really.  Today would be, nominally, the birthday of my 2nd son, Keegan (at least legally).  He was born on February 29, 1984, Leap Day.  I was 29 years old and turned 30 the following July.  Keegan died in 2001 at the age of 17, almost 13 years ago.  Today would be his 30th birthday.  It seems odd to me.  I was almost 30 when he was born.  He would be 30 now, but in my brain, he is forever 17, since that is how old he was when he died.  I only had him with me for 17 years, but he stamped a major impression on my heart from the get-go, and it won’t ever fade.

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                Keegan, I miss you.  Everyone who knew you or has heard of you misses you.  I know your spirit is around, but I miss talking with you, laughing with you, seeing you, hugging you, hearing you.  I continue to celebrate your life as you wished.  Tonight Roy and I went out to dinner for your February 28th birthday.  At midnight, we will release balloons to you, since that is the instant of your birthday.  On your March 1st birthday, I’m scheduled to be in Tahoe with your sister, Kara; your soon-to-be brother-in-law, Alex; your sister’s best friend and Maid-of-Honor-To-Be, Katrina; and your step-father, Roy.  Two of them never met you in this life … but they know you.  We have made sure of it, just as you have.  Hopefully, we will all be cake-tasting for Kara and Alex’s upcoming 4th of July wedding, knowing how much you’d have loved doing the same thing.  We’ll be going out to dinner after while up in Tahoe.  We’ll drink a toast to you and laugh and miss you still.  This is all assuming the weather holds and it’s not snowing over Echo Summit of course.  Be nice to us, Baby Boy … we want good weather!  LOL

                Happy birthday, 2nd Baby Boy and my most favorite middle child!

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Papa Roy … I don’t think you have any idea how much I admire you and how much I depend on your love and how much I love you for the man you are as well as for the partner you are to me.

Everyone deserves a partner in life like you are to me.

My baby girl, as I stated a few weeks back, was recently engaged.  We had an engagement party for her yesterday to start the festivities of the next year, since she wants to get married next summer.  In any event, as any of you that have organized weddings or the like in convoluted family situations know, it can be stressful at best … making sure that everyone stays on their best behavior.

We have what they like to call in “PC terms” (my least favorite kind of term and which neither Roy nor I will ever be) a “blended family”.  What that means is that I was divorced after having 3 kids … and then re-married … which means that there’s me (the mother) … Roy (the step-father) … and an ex-husband (the father) … as well as numerous family members that may or may not all get along with each other.  (Some have difficulty being in the same room with each other … and it’s not even my ex-husband, Roy, and me that I’m referring to here, as we can all be civil and friendly, since he and I get along great now that we’re not in the same house.)

In any event, before I get too side-tracked, I am posting this particularly to Roy.

  1. I love you for always being by my side no matter what.
  2. I love you for treating my children as your own no matter what.
  3. I love you for loving my children no matter what.
  4. I love you for being a man and for showing true class no matter what.
  5. I love you for making sure that Kara can have the kind of engagement and wedding she deserves no matter what.
  6. I love you for loving Kara no matter what.
  7. I love you for loving Keegan even though you never met him in person before he died no matter what.
  8. I love you for loving Logan no matter what.
  9. I love you for being a role model for my children no matter what.
  10. I love you for being a partner and soul mate to me no matter what.
  11. I love you for being “Papa Roy” no matter what.
  12. I love you for loving me no matter what (even when I may not deserve it).

So … as we have both nicknamed the other … please bear with me as I say this out of love to Roy …

I love you, my Arrogant Son of a Bitch (I call him my “asob” … pronounced ay-sawb), and I will always be your Pain in the Ass (he calls me his “pita” … pronounced like the pocket bread) … even when it’s “Thursday Night at the Bickersons” … NO MATTER WHAT.

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“I see the questions in your eyes.  I know what’s weighin’ on your mind, but you can be sure I know my part, cuz I’ll stand beside you through the years.  You’ll only cry those happy tears, and though I’ll make mistakes, I’ll never break your heart.  I swear!  By the moon and the stars in the sky, I’ll be there.  I swear!  Like the shadow that’s by your side, I’ll be there.  For better or worse, till death do us part, I’ll love you with every beat of my heart.  I swear!  I’ll give you everything I can.  I’ll build your dreams with these two hands, and we’ll hang some memories on the wall, and, when there’s silver in your hair, you won’t have to ask if I still care, cuz, as time turns the page, my love won’t age at all.  I swear!  By the moon and the stars in the sky, I’ll be there.  I swear!  Like the shadow that’s by your side, I’ll be there.  For better or worse, till death do us part, I’ll love you with every beat of my heart.  I swear!  I swear!  By the moon and the stars in the sky, I’ll be there.  I swear!  Like the shadow that’s by your side, I’ll be there.  For better or worse, till death do us part, I’ll love you with every beat of my heart.  I swear!  I swear!”  John Michael Montgomery

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I love you, Roy.

I swear.

NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!

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My baby girl (Kara) got engaged this past weekend.  It’s an amazing thing to have happen, quite honestly, particularly when you absolutely love her husband-to-be.  (Yes, Alex, you’re awesome and perfect for my baby.)

It’s unreal, however, since she was my sidekick growing up, riding around on my hip and going everywhere with me while we chased around after her older brothers.  (See my blogpost of December 31, 2012, which was posted for her 24th birthday.)  Over the next year, we’ll be busy planning her wedding, which will be fun, since she and I have such a wonderful adult relationship now. 

So … while this may be a very corny old-fashioned song, baby girl, I dedicate the lyrics of this song to you … and I don’t care.  So there!  Ha ha!

 

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‘Tell me again, Mommy!’

 

You and me against the world!

Sometimes it feels like you and me against the world!

When all the others turn their backs and walk away,

You can count on me to stay!

Remember when the circus came to town,

And you were frightened by the clown?

Wasn’t it nice to be around

Someone that you knew,

Someone who was big and strong

And looking out for you?

You and me against the world!

Sometimes it feels like you and me against the world!

And for all the times we’ve cried,

I always felt that God was on our side,

And when one of us is gone,

And one of us is left to carry on,

Then remembering will have to do.

Our memories alone will get us through.

Think about the days of me and you.

You and me against the world!

And when one of us is gone,

And one of us is left to carry on,

Then remembering will have to do.

Our memories alone will get us through.

Think about the days of me and you!

You and me against the world!

 

‘I love you, Mommy.’

 

I love you too, Baby.

You and Me Against the World; Helen Reddy

 

 

 

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