Grace, you ask if anybody does any real honest preparation for their marriage. I think there are some couples that really discuss and understand what it means. Maybe the second time around is even better. […]
Grace, I don’t know why I’m so surprised by what you say. You’re able to put things in a perspective that makes me really think about my life. You ask me “what do you feel now when you realize that Adam cannot compare to your dependable Merlot? Your wine membership seems to be much more savory and fulfilling than your marriage membership. How does this make you feel? Are you at a point to place Merlot in the right place in your life so you can continue to explore your inner soul?”
What joy it was to go to Napa and go wine tasting with Adam! I fell in love with Merlot and the abundant flavor in each tasting. From hints of oak and spice, to berry and plum, each winery offered a different tasting to tease my palate.
Dressed in a white bridal gown, I remember sitting on a bench minutes before I walked down the aisle. I must have had a look in my eyes of innocence, the unknown, a bit of fear, nervousness, enough to alert my father. Standing in front of me, he looked down at me with my mother at his side, and said, “Come on. We’ll leave everyone and go to Vegas, just you, your mom and me. What do you say?”