They did it.
They pulled it off.
Surprised this mom who doesn’t like surprises and always figures things out.
A surprise 25th anniversary wedding vow renewal ceremony
My family, more specifically my oldest daughter, my niece and my husband, conspired to honor our 25th Valentine’s Day anniversary by working weeks to pull family and friends together and surprise me with an evening I will never forget. I tear up just remembering precious ones who joined us in renewing the vows of love Tim and I made 25 years ago.
The evening included:
a very early dinner out
letting our youngest two in on the big secret and them packing like crazy fools
Tim handing me a blindfold and telling me it would help with my trust issues
45 minutes in the car not knowing where we were going
thinking I had it figured out and being completely wrong!
taking off the blindfold to discover candles and darkness and words of love
a new white dress bought by my daughter
bouquet of roses
a ceremony written by my husband
my oldest two children singing “I Will Be Here” by Steven Curtis Chapman
our family pouring unity sand together, symbolizing the years that have passed
and the many years to come
a beautiful reception
friends and family
words of encouragement and celebration
a surprise weekend in the mountains
I am overwhelmed
unable to sleep
blessed beyond belief