for Sara, forever my angel
“There is no greater force in the universe than the impact of two people finding each other.”
— Scott Whitebird, my brother and one of the Two Best Men at our wedding
Today marks the 33rd anniversary of our wedding. That is somehow surreal, representing as it does one third of a century that Sara & I have been together. Certainly, when we met & married in 6 weeks, a number of people worried we had rushed into things recklessly and it wouldn’t — couldn’t — last. The fact that we were so sure reassured few of those folks — but I guess we showed the skeptics!
I like to think of our 33 years together (so far) as a vinyl LP, a long-playing record spinning around the wheel of life at 33 rpm. And we made it one more year. Not much more to say right now since I have posted about our wedding on this blog several times before. Enjoy these prior posts:
- Our wedding day — 3 parts from the longer Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast Romance in 3 Acts series about our 6-week romance
- Compilation of Sara’s comments about my retelling of our story.
- “The Little Wedding That Was” — Sara’s mom’s retelling
- “Notes on Alan & Sara” — as retold by my then-sister-in-law, Joanie Whitebird, one of Sara’s two Maidens of Honor
- Wedding video embedded in this post from 3 years ago
Looking back over our years together and rereading these stories, the closing of the Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast series still rings true, so I’ll leave you with that:
“Our life together has been filled with happiness — and sorrow and joy and pain and struggle and victory and loss and endurance.
See, they almost get it right in the traditional wedding vows, but they miss an important point: it’s not ‘or’ in those phrases— it’s ‘and.’
For better AND worse.
For richer AND poorer.
In sickness AND in health.
And we wouldn’t have it any other way.”