Today, at 6:05 PM, 28 years ago, my father walked me down the aisle at crestmont christian and missionary alliance church in aliquippa, pa to meet my soon to be companion for life, Thomas.
today i spent my first anniversary without him. i lit our memory candle and put our wedding album out. my children stayed with me all day and prepared a nice dinner. we had thomas' favorite dessert, strawberries and angel food cake.
as i looked through the album i noticed those who have gone on. a beloved aunt, a cousin, pastor
mock who married us and now my sweetheart. my throat aches with the memories. i cannot take thomas' hand and grow old with him, yet i can begin to become more grateful for the years we did have.