I remember Dave calling Mom and telling us that Sharon agreed to marry him. He was so excited! He asked if they could get married at home. Mom said yes! And then the hustle and bustle of a wedding ensued.
Sharon was delightful and I always enjoyed spending time with her. Dave and Sharon were living in Phoenix. I was always welcome to come stay with them and spent days off with them in Phoenix.
They purchased their wedding rings in Tucson. Sharon called me when they were ready and asked me to go pick them up. I went to the jewelers and he tried to give me this size 4 wedding ring- I knew he was wrong. I left it there and called Sharon when I got home – no cell phones back then! I told her what he tried to give to me and she said yes- that is my ring- I said no way?!? You wear a size 4?? I think my ring size back then was a 7 and I thought all ADULTS had large fingers…. LOL So I went back the next day and picked up her wedding ring.
Dave and Sharon drove down to Tucson the day before the wedding. We were all having fun with pre wedding chores. After dinner Dave insisted that we all see the suit that he bought to get married in. Mind you this was the only suit I ever remember Dave wanting after his Army uniform. As he is unwrapping his suit he looks at Sharon and says ‘where are the pants?’ I still remember the horror in her face as she realized the pants were still hanging in the closet at their home.
My brother said, that’s okay- I’ll get married without pants. Because he would have married Sharon in his birthday suit- he was very happy to have her in his life. I offered to go get his pants and finally we all settled on Sharon and I drove up together and retrieved the pants to the suit. Late night for the bride to be but it was a fun road trip!!
You could feel Dave’s love, his energy and it invaded every aspect of their wedding day. To see Dave feel that complete was inspiring to each of us. It is one of the moments in time I still use when assisting others. I say- do you remember how you felt on your wedding day? What can we do to bring that feeling back to your marriage? Can you love each other ‘just because’ again- let go of the hurt, the disappointment, the anger and find your way back to the beginning?