Monday, October 3, 2011

30 Years "So Happy Together"

I have been hitched, tied, and attached to my ball and chain
for 30 years...

whew, that’s a long time.
(I find it interesting that words referring to marriage are so torturous.)

Being the traditionalists that we are...
PaulA and I will be observing our special anniversary traditions...
which include wearing my wedding dress.
(That would be me wearing the dress...not PaulA. PaulA wears a larger dress size.)

It may sound a little strange, but I put my wedding dress on every anniversary.
(During my preggo years, I left it wide open in the back.) 

(Big C...you are in there somewhere.)
I haven’t exactly taken special care of my wedding gown.
The most I’ve done to preserve it is to store it in a blue Rubbermaid container in our basement.
I have to admit, my dress has faded and is not as white as it used to be.
But then again, I’m a little faded and not as bright as I used to be.

So this evening PaulA and I will be dancing to our special song “Something So Right”
sung by Barbra Streisand.
Barbra won’t be in the room with us...but I like to pretend she is.

Back when our kids were little, they would sit on the couch
and watch with wide-eyed amazement...as we waltzed around the family room.
(Dancing with the Stars...here we come.)
A few years later...they’d sit on the same couch,
roll their eyes, and make jeering comments….
“You actually wore that dress on your wedding day? That’s how you guys danced?”

Now they call us asking,
“You wore your wedding dress and danced to your song, right?”



Anywhoooooo.......

The icing on the wedding cake (yum), is PaulA’s card.
I always look forward to his card …which is so beautifully written.
Hallmark eat your own cake.
That is when I cry….a nice happy cry....
not the ugly, snot bubble-through-the-nostrils cry.

So if you peek in our windows tonight…(I’m calling the cops)...
you’re sure to get a glimpse of Kat and PaulA still doing
“Something So Right.”

My dress may have faded...but our love
still sparkles.



3 comments:

Pat Mac said...

Congrats to one of our fav couples! Don't ever stop dancing!

Chelsea Coleen said...

I LOVE YOU!!!!!! cutest couple ev.

Jayne said...

love your blog Kat. Congrats to you and Paul. Loved Chelsea's blog too....how sweet.