Right this moment exactly five years ago the strains of Here Comes the Bride began to play and my father led me through the doors into the sanctuary.
I saw a sea of faces turn toward me as the audience stood.
I was wearing a dress right out of my fantasies.
I walked down a long aisle on my father’s arm and heard him lean down and say, “Not too fast I only get to do this once”
My father stopped at the bottom of the steps and kissed my cheek and promised me to someone new.
I saw the man I loved standing before me with tears in his eyes smiling at me, his bride.
I stepped forward and took Ryan’s hand and walked up the steps to a new life.
I said my vows and I took communion before God.
A reminder of how we had pledged to lead our lives.
I held the hand of the man who was now my husband.
I turned around as Mrs. Courtney M. Laube a person I had dreamed about as a child, though then it was spelled Lobb,
and who was now a real person!
Five years ago right at this moment……