October 11, 2017
A Note From Diane On Her Upcoming Marriage
A note from Diane:
So the newest chapter of my life is about to begin. On Saturday, October 14th, I will be married to John Hagedorn, a retired Lutheran pastor who lives in Lake Worth, Florida. This is something I never thought would happen to me, after a 54-year marriage, and losing my beloved husband, John Rehm, in June of 2014. I truly believed I would spend the rest of my life alone, and find a way to enjoy it.
But things happen. One day, when I was on book tour in Orlando, Florida, I re-connected with a man I’d met nearly 30 years ago, through mutual friends. I remembered only his name but nothing else about him. He had lost his beloved wife of 25 years five years previously.
All I can tell you is: our eyes connected, and something happened. This was all at the start of 2016. And now, dear friends, we are going to be married.
After the wedding, we’ll post some of our favorite photos. I’ll be away for a few days after the wedding, so Tom Gjelten will be sitting in for the podcast next week.
Planning the wedding has kept me mighty busy, but now that it’s about to happen, I feel joyously happy, and am looking forward to a new life with a new John. I’m not moving to Florida, and he is not moving to Washington. It will be a modern marriage in the most modern sense of the word.
I hope you will be rejoicing for me, as John and I will be rejoicing together. In this troubled world, it’s great to have something to rejoice about.
Love to all.