I posted the other day what I would like to call a film script. Typically when you think of a film script you think of a movie on the big screen or a made for TV movie. That is not what this is. What I mean by a film script is something that give you purpose, something that motivates you to do something important in your own live, I call it my “why”. I made this film script of Keith’s retirement from the Army. As you will read, this was written a couple of years ago. This was the dream that I had for our family one day that will never come true but I thought I would share this special dream with you. I hope you enjoy it.
It is August 22, 2014. Mariana is now 14 years old. The black stretch limousine pulls up to the house to pick up Keith, myself, Mariana, and Keith’s mom and dad. We are smiling and laughing from ear to ear. The night is special; one that will be remembered for years to come.
Keith is wearing an Armani black tux with a bow tie. I am wearing a bright Christmassy red dress. The entire dress has an overlay fabric that is an iridescent red color that almost looks like sparkles or glitter is sewn throughout the fabric and when the light hits it just right it sparkles so beautifully. The bodice of the dress is form fitting with thin straps. It has hand tacked on tiny beads all over the bodice. Then starting about the waistline the skirt of the dress starts to flow out. It is a full skirt. It reminds you of when you are a little girl twirling in a dress. I am wearing red satin strappy shoes and gloves that go up the entire length of my arms that match the color of my dress.
Mariana is in a brilliant purple floor length dress that looks just like mine. She has on purple satin strappy shoes and gloves just like mine in the color of her dress. We both have on shawls that match the color of our dresses. Keith’s dad is in the same tux as Keith. Keith’s mom has on a shimmering gold dress. It is a top and a skirt. The top buttons up the back. It has off the shoulder, made of chiffon, scrunched up type straps. The skirt is not form fitting but is not really full either. It has a slight train on the bottom. The skirt and top have hand tacked on beads and sequence. She has on a beautifully designed jacket to match.
The limousine driver comes up to the door and escorts us out to the limo. We all get into this beautiful limo. We start reminiscing about how Keith has gotten to where he is today. We are on our way to the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago. We open our bottle of Cristal Champagne. We all toast Keith and how well he has done. The drive takes about an hour.
We finally get to the hotel and the limo driver gets out and opens the door. We are then escorted into the ballroom where there are over 200 people waiting on us. All of our family, friends, people from my business, and those that Keith has worked with over the years are all there to celebrate with us.
The orchestra starts to play a song for the celebration we are having. The big banner in the back of the room says, “Congratulations Keith on Your Retirement!” Keith is only 43 years old. There is dancing, dinner and many toasts that happen this night. The night never seemed to end. We all went home with such a memory that will last for years to come.