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This Couple Has Had 18 Weddings (And Counting)

December 8, 2013

This couple has had 18 weddings thus far will continue until death do them part.  Each year they have renewed their vows in different locations.  This is what they enjoy doing and lifts their spirits.  We say do what is needed to keep a happy home!!

 

 

Over the years, the weddings have served a purpose greater than sustaining that newlywed feeling; Roberta says the ceremonies have lifted her spirits after a major health scare 10 years ago. A bad reaction to an antibiotic compromised her immune system, which required 30 different operations and forced her to give up her job as an investment banker. She also suffered minor memory loss as a result.

 

"My whole world stopped, but my faith has been able to bring me through it," she told the Daily Star. "Hope is so important. It gives me hope that, ‘Oh, we’re going to have another wedding.’ That helps when I’m down.”  Roberta told The Huffington Post that her husband has been her "rock" through the ordeal and has never missed a doctor's appointment.

 

"He is a very handsome, successful man, who could of easily walked out on a sick girl," she said. "He married a successful, beautiful woman, and has since seen my weight go to down 95 pounds and to up 180 and back and forth. But he is a man of character. In sickness and in health, has stood by my bed and side, nursed and taken care of me. God knows where I would be without him."

 

In recent years, the cost of medical bills has forced the O'Keys to cut back on their Big Day budget. But Chris still buys Roberta a new ring every year, and she tries to wear as many of the 18 rings as she can fit on her fingers at one time.

 

Read the article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/04/vow-renewals_n_4380431.html

 

 

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