On This Day

On this day, six years ago, a fire truck blocked our entrance to the hair salon.

 

On this day, six years ago, Hugh ate breakfast with his parents at Bob Evans and stomach cramps ensued.

 

On this day, six years ago, I put on a vintage dress so old that the lace ripped every time I moved.

 

On this day, six years ago, a groomsman peed in the bushes in front of the church.

 

On this day, six years ago, somebody made an Arby's run because the girls forgot to eat.

 

On this day, six years ago, the bridesmaids walked too fast because our music cd didn't arrive until AFTER the rehearsal.

 

On this day, six years ago, my father pushed back my veil and kissed me on the cheek. I spent the entire ceremony with my veil standing up at the back of my head because no one smoothed it down.

 

On this day, six years ago, the pastor sweated and called me "the groom." He was having a heart attack.

 

On this day, six years ago, all my carefully chosen music got butchered because of miscommunication with the sound man.

 

On this day, six years ago, the flower girl had to go potty and then she cried because her mama wouldn't let her back up front.

 

On this day, six years ago, when Hugh and I kissed, the groomsmen held up pie plates with Olympic "scores" written on them.

 

On this day, six years ago, when I entered the reception hall there were a hundred people milling about, and a bolt of tulle and a pair of scissors lying on the head table.

 

On this day, six years ago, the cake fell apart when the girls cut it.

 

On this day, six years ago, the best man made a toast that referenced O. J. Simpson.

 

On this day, six years ago, The New Harmony Inn tried to take away our package because we overspent at the restaurant by eleven dollars.

 

On this day, six years ago, I never felt more beautiful, or at peace.