Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

I was fat and he was illegal.

When we were quickly engaged within months of meeting (gasp – ONLINE!) tongues were wagging. Obviously he just wanted to fix his papers, and she was so desperate she’d take anyone who would have her. Or so the rumor mill spewed. But, we marched on with the wedding planning, pulling together a venue, DJ, caterer, and bridal party in less than three months. Even had a traditional trio, a small Mexican musical group, to serenade us at the outdoor garden ceremony.

This swift sendoff to holy matrimony, rather than becoming just a short introductory blurb and chuckle when asked how we met, became for me an endless stigma to overcome. Continue Reading…