So, I Got Married Over Winter Break…
So, I got married over the winter break
Lisa is now Mrs. LisaShow.
When we moved to Yakima, Lisa and I had only been together for 6 months. But we have known each other since we were kids. Our families were close growing up. Lisa and my sister were best friends. We were never romantically involved back then. Just friends.
After high school, I got married to the mother of my children. We had two awesome daughters and were married for 25 years. It was one of those relationships that obviously didn’t end well. I also never thought I would be divorced. But there I was, in 2018 newly single and living the bachelor life of dating, watching whatever I wanted and eating over the sink.
That all changed one Sunday. While at church, I saw Lisa, whom I had not talked to in years. My friend who was one of the pastors of the church, spotted Lisa and said to me in his best matchmaking voice, "She's cute". Our families knew each other pretty well. After church, I was walking across the courtyard and there she was, right there in front of me. We shook hands and I was delighted to catch up. She was chipper and full of optimism and super engaging.
Then, she asked me out for a beer. She was engaging, fun and so positive. I was hooked. Keep in mind, I dated a few ladies and could not find that special someone. Honestly, I was kinda scared and burnt out on dating. Lisa was a breath of fresh air. Non-pretentious. Honest. Direct. Full of integrity. Smart, wicked funny and SUPER observant. And she liked me.
She was the marrying kind.
I was hooked immediately. She got me completely. She got my quirkiness, my flaws, my foibles.
We were talking about marriage, and then the Yakima / Bull opportunity came up. Then, Covid.
After being here for a few months, we tried to figure out a way to involve all our friends from Cali. Again, ‘Rona had other plans.
We talked about a Christmas wedding when our children would visit and have a ceremony then, but we ourselves got ‘Rona. Well there goes that plan. So we decided to just do a civil ceremony with both our moms (who are good friends) present. It was beautiful. We exchanged vows in Yakima’s North Town Coffee house with a judge (formerly known as ‘the train depot).
We will have a ceremony sometime soon for all family and friends sometime in 2021.
Bonus, my daughters love Lisa, who is pretty awesome. I can’t wait for you to get to know her better.
All My Best,
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