Post # 1
what a difference 18 years makes…
I just got the DVD copy from my husbands Aunt who graciously videotaped the whole thing. we saw..
his step grandmother
a close family friend
and quite a few other people who have passed away since then.
I just had to say that, so in 18 years when you are watching your wedding video be prepared and have some tissue:(
Post # 3
Wow. Was this the first time you’ve been able to watch it??
Post # 4
its the first time in about 10-15 years since we have watched it. I turned it off after the wedding part.
It opened with Father-In-Law taping up a decoration and helping. smoking (which he died of lung cancer) it was a stab iin the heart for sure.
I just felt the need to vent. I probably will not watch that video ever again. except fast foward to the wedding part and then turn it off when we are officially married. I do not want to see any reception part of it, or anything else… maybe after we have our 20th anniversary celebration, I will be better to handle the situation, but right now, i’m shocked at my reaction.
Peace and Love
Post # 5
It’s really hard watching old home movies, wedding or not! Although a wedding is a really sweet time and everyone’s happy and in one place.
Really hard to see those who died of things like your Father-In-Law, recently saw a movie with my grandfather smoking and he had later passed from lung cancer too. One of my parents has cancer right now and it’s hard seeing old movies where they’re just fine, thinking how “wow we had no idea this was going to happen.” Same with those who passed, you look at them and think “wow we all had no idea when this was taken that all these things would happen.”
Same with photographs!
They’re really tough, but in ways be glad you have it because some times it heals to be able to look back. So even if you find it hard to watch it now make sure it’s in a safe place because you may find that it’s just want you want to see.