Carole married David Michael Buckwalter on Saturday, October 23, 2010. This post is late because David didn't have the photos right away.
As you can see, David is active Navy. He's coming off a year of medical leave and their future was, and still is, a bit up in the air. There's training involved and new orders and military rules about where loved ones can and can't be moved. After much deliberation, they decided to get married so Carole would be considered a dependent. Supposedly, this makes things a bit easier.
Admittedly, you'd like to be in attendance when your child does something like this, but I understand the whys. The Justice of the Peace came to the house and Jason, David's best friend, was the witness. No word on where Faux was during this; probably in the basement as he's not fond of people he doesn't know.
Having spent a few days with them, they love each other. He's a good guy and cares for and about my daughter in the way a mom wants. I probably would have spent the 10 minutes or so of the ceremony dabbing my eyes. With my allergies, tears lead to coughing, which is not a good thing at a wedding.
My friend, Pam's words are very apropos here. She said, "You spend 21 years raising them to be intelligent, independent people and damn it, they go off and do just that." Here's to my daughter and son-in-law.
Beverage: Huckleberry tea