I grew up on a small farm in Northwest Arkansas with an assortment of animals that across the years included cows, goats, horses, mules and one donkey named Becky!
We had a two wheel cart that Becky would pull while someone rode on it. One of my nephews loves horses. He was very fond of Becky.
On the morning of our wedding, as the early morning summer breeze blew through the open windows of my bedroom, I was startled awake to the sounds of my nephew yelling, "Oh Becky, (crash bang) no no NO (bang bam bam), whoa, whoa Becky!" Apparently he had harnessed Becky up for an early morning ride.
Our home was built on a fairly steep hill that overlooked the creek below. As Becky came around the corner of our house they hit the metal trash barrels and she and the cart began to careen out of control with my nephew on it! Thankfully, no harm was done.
However, our adrenaline was pumping and I had a 6:00 A.M. wake up call!
It has been a fun thing to remember across these years.
This morning I asked Mr. RP what awakened him on our wedding day?
"Well it wasn't a donkey," he replied.
I'd do it all over again.
Happy Anniversary! Mr. RP!
So what woke you on your wedding day?