Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April 1st

In the interim of posting about health crisis, it occurs to me that I never posted about HOW I GOT MARRIED on April 1st. And it was not a joke. Steve's the best ever, because he went along with my date without batting an eye.

We'd been planning an outdoor wedding at a friend's house, but the closer we got to the date, the more obvious it became that I wasn't well enough to be discharged, so Judy enlisted the help of the hospital chaplain in securing the hospital chapel.

We were married between 10 and 10:30, on a beautiful Friday morning. I was drugged out of my mind, and weak beyond words, but it was the happiest day of my life. Not only because I was marrying the kindest, most compassionate, best man I've ever known, but also because I was able to look out and see the faces of so many friends and loved ones from so many chapters of my life. That, especially in current circumstances, has been such a blessing. I love my people.

I love my Steve.

Here are a few pics from the happy day.
















9 comments:

Sabrina Gardner said...

I love the ones of you two looking at each other. So sweet. I'm happy he's such a kind man for you. Hooray for some extra joy in your life!

Melissa Busby said...

Beautiful! Love the dress, love the shoes, love you, love the good news! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Bustamante.

Charity said...

Beautiful pics! So happy for you! 😀💜

Evvie Turley said...

I'm so happy you found your Prince Charming! You deserve every ounce of happiness this planet has to offer! You are a beautiful couple and I'm thrilled for you. :) I want to see a pic of you two kissing!!

Evvie Turley said...

Oh how I love your red shoes and flowers!!! Perfect!!

shana said...

LOVE these pictures. HOORAY for the Bustamantes!!

Rebecca Robertson said...

<3<3<3<3

Anonymous said...

Love the wonderful news! So happy for you! :)

Anonymous said...

I've just finished re-reading your blog. It's been 30 days of following your record of the last 6 year fight and I'm overwhelmed with so many emotions.
What a wonderful life YOU lived in the midst of the uncontrollable cancer. I am beyond grateful to you for your effort in writing so candidly about your experiences for as long as you could. It has given me hope and perspective through my own struggles and an example of how to use my agency to choose to be happy.
I have missed your "voice" here on this blog. It has been bittersweet getting to know you (in part) through this blog. Bitter in that I regret not having known you in person, but sweet because I feel I've experienced what it must have been like to be a part of your life.
Rest in peace Laurie. You have been and will be missed. Thank you for being you!! -a friend