She finally reaches the altar and stands before me. In all my life, I have never seen a woman look so beautiful! The vows are begun but I am still in dreamland. We say our “I do’s” and it’s time for the rings. I reach for her hand, trembling ever so slightly and gently place the band on her finger next to her engagement ring. It’s her turn and she places the ring on my finger. it’s beautiful and suddenly I feel like a piece of my life has finally been revealed to me and I am complete.
Finally I hear the five most wonderful words I can imagine “…you may kiss the bride.” I reach for my darling wife and embrace her for the first time as a married couple. We can’t resist the urge to start our first kiss with a favorite *put put put* of sweet mousie kissies. I take the time to savor the feeling of her lips as our kiss deepens. Once again I am lost in the moment and only the applause of family and friends brings me back to reality. We stand proudly before everyone, now joined for all time as one. Truly, the best is yet to come!