We renewed our wedding vows last night in our backyard with our son-in-law officiating and neighbors watching
July 14, 2011
It just seemed like the right thing to do at a perfect time as my wife and I get more firmly into this stage of life described as being a senior citizen and retired. We renewed our wedding vows last night in our backyard with our son-in-law as the minister and with the neighbors watching.
We were married 30 years ago and have two grown children and one grandchild. Being married to my wife has been the best part of my life. We've faced some major life challenges together and have lived a day-to-day life that has never been boring.
But with me as a member of the first class of baby-boomers and with her being a younger boomer, we know that we have entered a very special and sometimes challenging chapter of life.
And we want to both celebrate our relationship and to publicly share that we are committed to each other regardless of the circumstances.
So we decided it was a perfect time to renew our vows. It was last minute. But our son-in-law, an ordained pastor and our neighbors watched as we publicly declared that we are in this relationship for the long haul. Here's a Flip video with our neighbor girl acting as a flower girl.
Also note a computer on a front chair where our son living in Washington, D.C. served as best man. He was there virtually through the MacBook Air on the chair and with the help of Apple's Face Time App. He and his wife saw the whole thing.
When will we renew our vows again? I'm not sure. Stay tuned.