Day Three of 30 Things My Children & Grandchildren Should Know About Me
Describe Your Relationship With Your Spouse
I cannot adequately describe my current relationship without starting from the beginning. I remember meeting Ray in 1972 when I was 13. The first memory I have, the moment I "knew" he was the one for me, was the end of the school year. He was on crutches in front of my house and I was walking home from the bus stop. We met earlier in the school year but I don't remember any of that. It was a simple conversation: Ray: Is your brother home? Me: I don't know, I'm just getting home from school." At that moment, in that seemingly benign conversation - I knew he was the one for me.
When Ray and my brother moved to Florida in September 1976 I was a Senior in high school. I followed one month after graduating from high school. I loaded all my belongings onto an AMTRAK train and followed my heart.
A year later, 1978, Ray and I married. It was a simple wedding. A few things made it memorable - my Dad originally wasn't able to leave the DC area so we made plans for my brother to walk me down the aisle. Since my brother was Ray's best friend, Ray needed to find another stand in for Best Man. He chose Fred. Well, fortunately, my Dad was able to be there. Fred missed the wedding and Steve took on the Best Man role (as we originally planned). Another important thing was Ray's Uncle (like a brother) came to Florida to attend the wedding. Memorable.