Debbie Gerlach, a native of Arizona, United States, has touched the hearts of thousands of users by posting her wedding photo shoot with her fiance Randy on her Facebook wall. The young man was not in person during the photo session, it was added via Photoshop. The photos were published the day the wedding should have taken place. Eight months earlier, the fiance had a motorcycle accident and was killed instantly. Debbie posted the photos with a definite purpose. Accompanied by these photos, she sends a message so important to all of us.
Sympa translated Debbie’s publication for its readers.
“Today was supposed to be the happiest day of my life. Today was supposed to be the day I was going to marry my best friend. I had to wake up, put on my wedding dress and walk down the aisle to the man of my dreams. Today, in front of our family and friends, Randy and I would once again express our love for each other and the wishes we hold sacred in our hearts. Today was supposed to be the day I’ve been dreaming of since I was a little girl. Today, I was supposed to be a wife. Today I had to become Mrs. Zimmerman … “
“… but today, I woke up alone, like every day. Today, I woke up with a broken heart. Today, my father is not going to accompany me in the aisle to the church. Today, I will not see Randy’s look when he sees me for the first time in my wedding dress, the dress I had to hide because he was so eager to find out. Today, I will not see all our friends and family. Today, I will not marry the love of my life. Today, I will not have a husband … ”
“… and that’s because a person has made a choice that has changed my life forever, a choice NOT to stop at a stop, to cross quickly and NOT to stop while ‘he saw my fiance coming towards him on his motorcycle.’
“Please, I beg all of you who are reading this, BEWARE OF MOTORCYCLES. Stop at stop signs and drive with caution. Maybe if that person had respected the sign, I would be today marrying my Randy, my best friend, the love of my life.
I love you, Randy Zimmerman “.
Debbie reminds us through this testimony how life is unpredictable and fragile.
Enjoy every moment with your loved ones. You’ll see that even the things that annoy you most today, such as socks that he/ she leaves hanging in the living room, would miss you terribly if he / she disappeared. So do not let little things spoil relationships with the people you love. Enjoy them as much as you can.
Cover photo Debbie Gerlach / Facebook