I made an announcement that we were breaking for lunch which I had prepared with “love”. I wanted to make sure our meal was a high nutrient rich meal and I have to say “mission accomplished” so my heart was singing again knowing my peeps were adding wellness tools to their bodies today. Unbeknown to me my husband had different plans. My husband Frank has been my unwavering supporter of every WISH I have ever had in my life. We have been together for 29 years and this year would be our 25th anniversary. I saw him in the back of the church as he slipped into his suit jacket which he had not worn that day. I said wow he has the tan suit on that I love him in. Wait he has a suit on, he didn’t have that on before. I guess he wants to look nice for our Lunch and Learn downstairs as we eat lunch is what went through my mind. Then I saw him grab the mic and start talking. For those of you that have the pleasure to know Frank know when Frank speaks you listen. He isn’t a chatterbox like me…. LOL. So he started to talk about how we weren’t quite breaking for lunch just yet and that he had something to say. He talked about his love for me and how this year was our 25th wedding anniversary, and he started to talk and walk down the isle. I sat down at the first seat and he came up to me while talking about renewing his vows to me.
I thought how sweet of him and of course I would do that. I thought that was his announcement and that we would plan to do that in the months ahead. Well Frank had other plans. I turned around towards the front of the church and there stood our cousin who performed other marriage ceremonies. At that point I was STUNNED and SPEECHLESS which those that know me isn’t easy to do. OMG this was happening right now, we were getting married TODAY. Today on the day my book was birthed I was getting married again to the LOVE of my Life, My biggest supporter of my WISHES coming true. I had always WISHED to renew our vows and here is was making them come true. You can watch the ‘engagement and wedding’ on the video below to be our Virtual Guests at our Wedding. The day was already EPIC and now our EPIC Love was being shared with our guests, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house including mine. I kept thinking “ I need my valor young living essential oil” to hold it together but realized I just needed to take in the moment and let the tears of JOY flow. I also was thinking “Thank God I drank my Ningxia Nitro as I sure needed the sustained energy to ensure I had the strength and energy in my cells to stay standing as my who body was trembling with excitement. I looked into my loves eyes and said “You look hot” as this is what I said to him 25 years ago to help him stop trembling and helped him not pass out. He laughed and Christian started the ceremony.
Christian let the audience know that Frank gave him the original wedding vows that we used, that Frank and I wrote the entire wedding ceremony and gave them to our pastor and deacon to perform our ceremony. Boy I WISH they were here too with us so I asked Christian if I could acknowledge them right then and there. So Buddy and Nick thank you for marrying us 25 years ago.
Buddy was my principal and teacher and Nick was Frank’s principal of his school and deacon in the church he grew up in.
Christian continued with our vows and at one point I couldn’t even remember which hand was which, my head was spinning. After the ceremony our guests applauded when Christian announced I now pronounce you Husband and Wife… Again. Please Watch my surprise Wedding as my words don’t do it justice as to how amazing and EPIC the day was.
Laura’s Surprise Wedding at W.I.S.Hing WELLness Retreat & Book Launch
Here is our Wedding Song – “All I Ask Of You” that Josh Groban released on his new album. Love this version.