I had the opportunity to stand and listen to a stranger as she shared with me one of the sweetest gestures I had heard in quite a while. Have you ever had someone tell a story and you get so caught up in it, that it brings tears to your eyes? I am just that kind of girl. I rejoice in other’s joy as well as my own.
This story showed the thoughtfulness of husbands. As I listened I was impressed with her husband’s level of creative thinking. He may have not thought about the everlasting memory he made.
So what happened, you are wondering? It was their anniversary of many years and he made arrangements to spend the weekend in the mountains. After the car was all packed, he had to stop by the church to drop off a check.
When they got there, he went in, leaving her in the car. She thought nothing of it. When he returned to the car he told her someone dear to her wanted to say, “Hi,” she’s in the front entrance. Thinking nothing of it again, she went in the building.
When she opened the door to the auditorium, there to her SHOCKING surprise, sitting, were an auditorium full of people who yelled, “HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!”
She stood shocked, confused and embarrassed. They were all dressed up, in their Sunday’s best clothing, as she stood with comfortable traveling clothing, but then, out from behind a door, came her daughters, who escorted her to a room, in the back, as her guests, who were all a part of the surprise, waited patiently.
In the back, was her wedding dress, make up people and hair-stylist. When she came out, she met her husband, her new knight in shining armour, as she walked down the aisle to the wedding song. It was the song she had never walked to before this day. She walked, as her daughters walked behind her …as her bridesmaids.
I visualized the event, as she told it, each moment as if I were there. I never met her husband nor could I tell you her name, but the story has made a romantic memory not only with her, but me too, just to know love and romance is alive and well, still living in the hearts of many.
As I had written in a previous post, I am not one big on “Vow-Renewal,” seeing that they don’t expire, but this was different, it wasn’t a renewal, it was a celebration, one she had never experienced for whatever reason.
Hats off to that husbands and all the husbands including mine, around the world, who love their wives enough to go to that extreme, without a helping hand from her and pulling it off without her having a clue, for that was one of the sweetest gestures ever.