I guess that everything started right here.
My friends told me that it was time to make a decision and, after three months of deliberation, I was ready to admit that I liked Dwight. Some people speed their way into a romance, but mine was more like crawling through sand. I was sure of one thing, though; I was ready to make that man my very own.
I was not, however, ready for a boring love story; and, that is how we ended up on the rim of the Grand Canyon at dawn.
One could say that I took matters into my own hands. I decided that I “had” to see the sunrise over the Grand Canyon and I “had” to do this with Dwight, Mindy (Dwight’s dog), and my best friend from college.
We drove up late the night before and camped out until the following morning. The four of us enjoyed a late night screening of Switch, cat naps, and a catastrophic morning brew of coffee.
Truth…Dwight and wandered away sometime in the middle of the night and on the very spot of this picture, we had our first kiss.
From this, I know that it is dark, cold and windy on the rim of the Grand Canyon in
the early am. I was grateful that we did not slip to our demise, but I was even
more grateful that I remembered what I was doing. I won’t lie, I was SOOO nervous.
We kissed for the first time on Independence Day and we were married on Veterans Day, the following year. Patriotism takes on a whole new light in our marriage.