Once upon a time there was a young lady who had thought she had found her "happily every after". In 2010, she married her best friend, someone she had grown up with from an awkward teenager to a young adult, loving her job as a teacher. She had the most beautiful wedding, where she celebrated with all of her friends and family. However, her happiness was short lived. Three months later, her husband fell ill and was admitted into ICU. She experienced the worst possible pain when her husband passed away from cancer, after spending just two short weeks in the hospital.
Three years later, I still felt lost and broken. I thought that I would never find love nor happiness again. My life was an empty shell of what it was. My laughter felt hollow and my life seemed futile.
However, my guardian angel was watching over me. On August 13th, 2013, I met Duron. How blessed I am, to have found such a wonderful man, who was willing to accept me for who I am, and my difficult past. He made me feel true happiness again.
Our wedding day was filled with joy and blessings. Even though it was a cold winter's day, the ceremony was held on the deck, looking over Lagoon Beach. The sun shone as the minister joined us as one. My heart was so full as our family and friends watched us exchange rings.
Even the mist couldn't damper our spirits. After we had signed the register inside, we went back outside to the strange weather. We were concerned about how our photos would turn out, but the fog gave them a fairy tale effect.
Duron has made me whole again. I love being his wife and I am so looking forward to the future we will share together.
I have had so much support from my family, friends, in laws, my children and their parents in my class and especially, the man of my dreams, Duron.
PHOTOS - CHANTELLE VISSER SHAGAN PHOTOGRAPHY