Renewal Of Vows
Bill Lyons &
On May 23rd, 2018
at 2:30 pm, PST
In The Main Chapel
Billy and I spent every spare minute together throughout my Freshman
and his Sophomore year at the University of Wyoming. When summer came it
was a bittersweet time for the both of us as we had to part for the
summer and not see each other until the Fall when we returned to UW. I
missed Billy terribly and I know he missed me, too, because he wrote
letters back to me and that is pretty good for a guy. In each letter
he'd give me a little hint like "I'm bringing you back a surprise" or I
got your surprise today and you are really going to like it. By the end
of the summer one of his letters said "Your surprise is very sparkly".
Now if that doesn't give a girl a Big Hint, I don't know what would.
Anyway, the summer was finally over and I got to borrow the car and go
to Denver to pick him up from the airport. I remember being so
excited. I made a new dress to wear and could hardly wait to see him.
His plane was on time and we were so very happy to see each other
again. We both just smiled and smiled...and we jabbered on about just
everything. We got his bags and headed for the parking lot where I'd
parked the car. We tossed the bags in the trunk and piled inside the
car. The next thing I knew Billy was sitting there with a sparkly
wedding ring and he said, "Will you marry me!" He seemed so excited and
as if he couldn't wait a minute longer or he'd burst. Of course I said
"Yes!" and we both agreed we never wanted to be apart that long again.
Looking back over the past 49 years together, we never have ever been
apart that long. I guess you'd have to agree "that's Love" when we
couldn't stand being apart and not seeing each other every day. I remember thanking the Lord for
bringing this man into my life and I still thank him every day for that
One day out of the blue,as we were driving down I-44 Billy asked me, "Would you marry me again?" I said, "Of course in a heartbeat." Then he said he'd like to get married in Las Vegas this time and just have fun. We'd had the big, white wedding with all my parents and his parents guests, as well as our friends and followed all the church protocols. My mother had especially enjoyed helping us with the details,etc. This time we wanted it to be in a fun celebration of 47 years together, with fun music we loved, and our children standing up there with us as witnesses. We wanted to write our own vows and " just do our own thing" sorta speak. We are especially happy it will be videocast for all our friends and family to see from afar, without the expense of the trip. Although, with us being in Las Vegas and all it has to offer, your more than welcome to come and attend the wedding. Please let us know you are planning on attending in person.
We also would like to request "No Gifts", but instead would love to hear from you by text, or card. The main thing is that you join us in spirit as we celebrate 47 years of marriage together with Elvis in Las Vegas.