The day I married my husband was one of the most memorable days of my life. I recall so vividly everything about our special day, from the moment I woke up, to the end of the night. The laughter, happy tears, and joy that surrounded our special day was palpable. I still get goosebumps, and teary eyed when I look at the photos, especially the candid ones.
Despite the fact our wedding was one of my most memorable days, I’ve never really thought about re-marrying my husband. In fact, our 10 year wedding anniversary will be here in a couple of years! In other words, the days fly by, and to be quite honest, when you’ve been married for so long with three children, another wedding isn’t necessarily on the top of the priority list.
But what if… ( heaven forbid) one of us was diagnosed with a terminal illness? I’m certain we wouldn’t take the time we have with one another for granted any longer. Without delay, we would need to consider what’s really important to us, and live out some of our wishes; the things we’ve always wanted to do.
Although this isn’t our reality, it is for Kim and Andrew Hopkins. Kim was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013, and re-marrying her ex husband is something the couple has wanted to do for a while. Kim and Andrew realized they still wanted to be with one another after their divorce. Andrew proposed, but life simply “got in the way”, and they never ended up re-marrying.
On a positive note, A Wish To Wed Society, founded in 2014 in Vancouver, BC dedicated to granting matrimonial wishes to couples challenged by the deteriorating health of one of its partners, will be granting a wedding to the Hopkins this summer! How amazing is that?
On June 12th, A Wish To Wed is hosting a Fab Fifties party, and proceeds from this fabulous night go towards granting a matrimonial wish to the beautiful couple, Kim and Andrew! Get your tickets today! And join me this Friday, for a fabulous night, all for a good cause! I hope to see you there!