Yellow Flowers and a Yellow Dress

Long lasting marriages are something I’ve grown up seeing. One set of my grandparents were married 52 years, when my grandma passed. The other set was married 73 years when my grandpa passed away.

That is quite a legacy. Almost 2 lifetimes in the number of years alone.

If you’ve read my posts lately, you know I recently lost my momma. My parents were married just shy of 55 years, when she passed.

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary. We were married on an Ozark mountain top and there were yellow flowers everywhere. It was absolutely beautiful. Mom was my maid of honor and she wore a yellow dress.

When I considered the first year of ‘hard firsts’ without my momma, I never considered our anniversary as being one of them. I think it is though, because I sure am missing her today.

I thought I’d share some wedding pictures from that day with you, just because.

Thank you for reading. Hope you have a great Sunday.


me- 23 years ago today
my husband and my mom
veil adjustment by mom
my nephew who is now 23
yellow flowers yellow dress

*** all photos are mine


16 thoughts on “Yellow Flowers and a Yellow Dress

    • Oh my goodness, thank you so much. I loved that dress and veil. Mom braided my hair that day- so I had a pretty braid. Hard to believe that day was 23 years ago already. ❤️

      Thank you. We’re about 22 years behind my parents. I’d love to see those 50+ year marriages I’ve grown up seeing. Love your comments, thank you. 💜


  1. Happy Anniversary!! Beautiful photos of your Ozark wedding.
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. All the losses we experience in our lifetime are so different. I’ve buried a husband, mother, father, grandparents, friends and precious dogs. Each one has its own grief. It’s especially hard to lose your mom, the one who has loved you THE MOST. I miss my precious mom every day. HUGS

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    • Hiiiiii. I’ve been thinking about you, wondering how you are. So happy to see your name. Thank you- it was a beautiful day- that wedding day. I love that mountain top. It has such special meaning on many levels.

      I didn’t realize you’d lost so many people/ dogs you love. I love what you said about each having their own grief. That makes sense to me. Parent loss is rough. All loss is rough, but parent loss isn’t even on the charts for how devastating it feels. I didn’t know you lost both of your parents. I feel for you. Thank you for reading and offering your kind words. Miss you,

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    • Hi Anne. Thank you. We had a nice day. Thanks, I was surprised how much I missed her on an anniversary, but it makes sense because she had been a huge part of my wedding. All the details of getting ready for it- dress buying, ordering invites, sending invites, honeymoon clothes shopping, she braided my hair on my wedding day, etc. All those things came front and center yesterday morning. ❤️


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