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10/22/2011

From Farm to Fame- Chapter 17


The piano played and started down the aisle, my dad by my side. It was the moment I'd waited my whole life for, and it was even better than I had ever imagined it to be.  I smiled but I could feel the tears coming down my face. I'd promised myself I wouldn't cry, but I couldn't hold back.

I cried through the vows and could hardly speak when it was my turn.

Rachelle, I loved you the moment I met you, and that love has grown every day since. When I had nothing else I had you. You gave me a reason to laugh and smile, to love, and to live. I tell you my deepest fears and darkest secrets, and I know they are safe, and I am safe. You understand me;  when I need to be alone and when I need a friend, when I need to laugh and when I need to cry. I can't imagine anybody more perfect then you, and I only hope that I can live up to the undying love and dedication you give to me. This ring, without end, is a symbol of my promise to try my very best to be everything you need and want, and to love you without end.


Gaige, You are my best friend and my one true love. You came to me when I felt as if something was missing from my life. You took that feeling away, and replaced it with love. You completed me. When it stormed you were the umbrella that let every drop slide off of you, you sheltered our love from the storm and it gave a chance to become stronger. I give you this ring as a symbol of my promises to you, just as it encircles your finger I promise to encircle our love and together we will shelter it from all of lifes storms, Now and for eternity.

That first kiss as a married couple was as sweet and perfect as the day so far.

The reception was just as lovely. Everybody filled up on cake and food from the buffet tables, before heading to the dance floor and dancing to a wide range of music from the band.

As the night dragged on guests went home, or dove into the pool and the hall became empty aside from us and the band. We took one last dance, a slower and more intimate dance. I wanted to tell Gaige what I had been waiting all day to say, but decided to wait just a bit longer, until we were alone in our room.

I knew Gaige could tell something was up, and he looked concerned when he asked me about it. "Is something wrong my love?"

I wanted to tell him, so he wouldn't be concerned. I just wanted the moment to be right... and this wasn't quite it. "Of course not, everything is perfect. Better than that, it's almost hard to believe it's real."

"It just seems like somethings on your mind."

"There's just so much to take in, but it's worth it. Really, everything's fine. Don't worry. I love you"

"I love you too. You look absolutely incredible by the way."

"You've said that about a thousand times already, but thank-you."

After we finished dancing and all the guests who had been lingering around the resort had gone home, Gaige and I went down to the beach. It seemed like a nice peaceful way to wind down after such an eventful day, and the beach had incredible views that Bridgeport didn't have... it was nice to enjoy as much of them as we could.

I didn't feel much like talking, but just enjoying be close to each other and staring out at the vast stary sky and the moon shining across the lake. Gaige however was still determined to find out what was going on.

"Ok, we're totally alone. No band, nobody else hanging around to interupt us. Will you please tell me what is going on. You aren't having regrets already are you?"

I couldn't believe he would think that I'd have regrets "No, no of course not. I'll never regret this, I love you... don't ever think otherwise."

"Then what could possibly have you so distracted from all of this?"
"You know I imagined telling you differently, but... I'm pregnant."

"and this baby is mine..." He gave me a serious look, but I knew he didn't really mean it... at least not totally.

I returned the look. "Don't look so serious... you know it is. I'd never go through that mess again."

"Then that is wonderful news. How can you make an already perfect day even better?"

"I'm just amazing."

"Yes you are."

"And you are to. After all none of this would be possible without you."

Nobody spoke for several minutes, until I started to think past the wedding and all the excitement. "What are we going to do?"

"About what?"

"The baby... We're going to have 3 babies Gaige, 3. What if it's more than one, what if we have twins...we'll have 4 babies."

"It'll be ok, we'll work it out."

"That's easy for you to say, You'll be away at school."

"I'll be wherever you need me to be. I'll transfer and take classes in Bridgeport, I'll do whatever needs to be done. It'll be fine."

I leaned against him and rested my head on his shoulder, he always knew what to say to make me feel better. "I'm so glad I have you. I couldn't do any of this without you."

Neither of us spoke or moved, and we stayed out on the beach so long that sun rose. It was incredible to watch. The sky brushed with stroke of brilliant color that bounced off the ocean. It was perfect, everything was perfect. Not just the wedding, or sitting out on the beach, but my life. I was scared, but I knew my life couldn't be any better than it was. Gaige made my life amazing, the twins made it even better, and any other babies would make it better yet.