Shannon here: Heartsong Presents author, Vickie McDonough shares a glimpse into her real life romance. Leave a comment on any post from Sept 13 – Sept 18 for a chance to win her book, Second Chance Brides. Deadline Sept 18, 8:00 Central. Watch the comments after the deadline for the winner and contact me to claim your prize. Here’s Vickie:
My wedding took place in 1975, and this year, my husband, Robert, and I will celebrate our 35th anniversary. Time sure has sailed by. Shannon asked me to talk about my wedding, but it’s hard to remember very many details from that long ago. What I do remember was a horrible tragedy to a bride-to-be. Everyone was in a rush to finish up the last details before the wedding. I had waist-long hair, and being the tomboy I was, decided to wear it down, much to my mother’s chagrin. I washed it just before going to the church, but when we arrived, I realized there wasn’t a hair dryer to be found and not enough time to go get one. That was the first frustration.
Just before I put on my gown, my mom decided to press it, even though it looked fine to me. Much to my horror—and hers—she made a melted iron print in the skirt of the gown. You could visibly see the outline of the iron with puckers all around the edge. I was devastated and went running off to tell my husband-to-be—and I was still wearing my jeans and a t-shirt—half an hour before the wedding. Robert, peacemaker that he is, just patted my shoulder and said it would be all right. I went back and put on the dress, still upset with my mom, who felt awful—and I wasn’t making things any easier on her. Would you believe that the iron print was in the exact spot where my bouquet would rest when I was holding it? I was thanking the Lord and apologizing to my mom. The rest of the wedding went off without a hitch.
Did I mention that I’m very practical-minded and not too sentimental? Well, I rented that gown from a bridal shop to save money, then went on my honeymoon, ever so thankful Mom had to return the dress and not me.
About Vickie: Award-winning author Vickie McDonough has lived in Oklahoma all her life, except for a year when she and her husband lived on a kibbutz in Israel . Vickie has had 20 books and novellas published, and historical Christian romance is her favorite genre to read and write. Vickie is currently the ACFW treasurer, and a founding member of WIN, an ACFW chapter in Tulsa , OK . She is a member of RWA, CAN, Women Writing the West, OKRWA, and OWFI. She is a wife of thirty-five years, mother of four grown sons and grandma to a feisty four-year-old girl. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, gardening, watching movies, and traveling. To learn more about Vickie’s books, visit her website: www.vickiemcdonough.com
Come back Sept 15 when Vickie shares a glimpse into her son’s romantic Christmas proposal.