- Posted August 1, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The lure of lighthouses
For Love and Lighthouses
My husband and I tell everyone that we fell in love, got engaged, and got married next to our favorite lighthouse. The day we met, he took me to the Marblehead lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio. It is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes and while it is not the tallest or grandest of lighthouses, it is very beautiful. You see, I fell in love with two things that day...my husband and lighthouses. A few years later, he took me to that same lighthouse and proposed to me using a poem he had written about how our love is like a lighthouse. When deciding on a location for our wedding, there were no options- it was Marblehead or nothing! A year after he proposed, we were married in a beautiful church in Port Clinton, Ohio and we had our reception at the reception hall next to the Marblehead lighthouse. We wanted our wedding guests to enjoy the calm and beauty that we see in the Lake Erie coastline and in the quiet town of Marblehead, Ohio.
Now, whenever we travel, we make a point to see as many lighthouses as possible. We have driven hours out of the way, just to get a glimpse and quick picture of a lighthouse. We are those crazy people that must take a ‘selfie’ with the lighthouse. I am the person that would love to live in and maintain a lighthouse. I mean, how can you not get a smile on your face when you see one? Someday, I would like to look back on all of our travels and know that our lives have been filled with lots of love and ‘light’.