16 days and counting….
16 days to go…. How did this happen? It is sneaking up on us so quickly and yet again, we have taken a week off of writing because of more bad news. Dr. Tim has been through quite a year. Between the crime against him in October to his Mother informing us that she will not be attending our wedding due to her religious beliefs and now the news that Tim received on July 27 - his Father had died.
We are both very excited for the wedding and we are not trying to be downers, but when we signed up to write for theBrideScoop, we told the Editor that we would share everything – good and bad. It just so happens that this past year leading up to the wedding with everything great that has happened, something devastating has come along to shadow it.
Dr. Tim has been put through a test, how much can one person take before they hit their boiling point? I think we have found the answer. It is times like these that your true friends come out – I can only do so much to be there for Tim before I hit the breaking point as well and it is so comforting and wonderful to know that we both have so many friends that are willing to step in and take care of him (and me) and any little details that we may need done for the big day.
We are still very excited about the wedding but it feels like it is so far off in the distance because of all that has happened so close to the day. This weekend is the memorial service for Tim’s Dad in Washington – it will be a nice time for closure for him and hopefully when it is over, the joy of the days coming will over shadow the sadness of all that is going on.
August 24 will be an emotional day for many reasons and we are now dedicating our ceremony to Tim’s Dad because if his Father could have been there, he would have. Tim was the crowning glory of his Father’s all too short life – he never went a day without talking about his “son the doctor”. We will honor him and all the good he did: Air Force Pilot, Peace Corps member, avid outdoorsman and a VERY loving Father and future Father-in-Law.
He will be missed. And we will have an amazing day that not only honors our love for each other but also our love for him.
CJ (and Dr. Tim)