As many of you know over the last few years, I have had a little bit of a “woman issue”…
Yes, I know that for those who know me, it is hard for some to fathom, but yes, it is true. From a bitter, messy divorce, to a couple of semi-serious and a bit crazy girlfriends, to a woman who has grown to become my soulmate.
NOW, before you say, “what do you mean “has grown” to become my soulmate” please allow me to explain…
This woman who moved into my house of calm with her two children literally by “accident” (BTW, thanks knucklehead #1) I was a little unsure at first about how all this was going to shake out. My gut, at first, told me that this was going to be another semi-serious relationship that was not going to last, however, this time, my gut was wrong, REALLY, REALLY WRONG!
The love of my life, has proven to me that she is dependable, caring, TOLERANT (of my gruff demeanor, and rough around the edges red-neck personality), woman who loves me with her entire being. She even puts up with my slob-ish teenage boys…
Many months ago, I asked her to be my wife… she accepted.
Now as we are planning our wedding (the second for both of us) we have had many discussions on how we wanted to handle the situation. I have always said that if I EVER got married again, it was going to be “LAS VEGAS CHEEZY” including Elvis, yes Elvis as the official. At first she thought that I was nuts, and maybe just a little, I am… but after all, why not. My first wedding had a shotgun. So it would have to be a story that would top that one at least. So the powder blue tux with tails, ruffle shirt, and yes, camo shorts and flip flops, it is!
NOW, again, I know you are sitting there saying that I am getting everything that I want, yes that is true, however, I was open to other ideas, and we kicked around a BUNCH of ideas, so many that I believe that we covered everything except the formal Catholic wedding idea, because of course, I am not Catholic. I was happy to give her any type of wedding that she wanted, because to me it is just an event that I show up to, and say, “yes, I do” give her the ring, a kiss that will knock her socks off, and then go do my “thing” that evening. I am now, and have never been fond of any type of detail planning. The only alternative that we BOTH thought would be an acceptable compromise would have been a beach wedding on a small beach in Honduras, or some other caribbean Island with just us and the boys in attendance. We do well, but the cost of that little venture, as we both agreed, would have broken the bank… SO VEGAS IT IS, BABY!!!
Eventually, she came around to my way of thinking, and after much discussion, we have agreed that it will be a “traditional Vegas” wedding, and she allowed me to have Elvis there… Thank you, Thank you VERY MUCH!! (use your best Elvis impersonation here.) We decided that it was just for us. We will share the photos and the video with all of our friends once we return. But we wanted this dose of cheese to be just for us!
The reason for this post, and putting things out there for everyone to see, is to express, mostly to her my level of love that I have for her. Michelle, I love you! There, I said it publically, and it makes me the LUCKIEST guy on the planet as far as I am concerned to have a woman that is WAY out of my league in love with me. To Kevin, I want to say “Thanks”!
We are planning a local celebration for our family and friends (details will be coming in the mail) for May 31st, 2014 in conjunction with our boys high school graduation. I will smoke some meat, cold beverages, and the boys wanted a “bouncy house” so there you have it, a bouncy house!
As for the title, “She loves me not!, Yes, I think she LOVES me!!! it goes to show that when one door closes in your life, you may still have loose ends to tie up, but you never know when the next door will open and present the greatest thing to happen to you in your life next to the birth of your children… OH YEAH, about that, the answer is NO, we will NOT be having any children together… We are both in an agreement that it is too late to start all over again with the diapers, and the bottles, and the middle of the night feedings. We both agree, been there, done that… and we are now looking ahead to retirement, and that long, long life ahead of exploration of the world by RV!
More on that chapter of our life later…
Until then, be good, and if not, then be good at it!