Where last I left off on this particular subject, it was September 11, 2011 (see HERE). I had been engaged for 8 days and was feeling less-than-excited about trading my maiden name (Best) in for Chuck's last name (Stuckert). I mean, come on! I'm Kaity Best! That's a pretty awesome name. That's a name you remember!
Truthfully, my position on it didn't change much over the course of our engagement and I had somewhat reluctantly decided on going with Kaitlyn Best Stuckert. As in, dropping my middle name, Michelle, that I have no attachment to for my maiden name, which I may be overly attached to. I had made my peace with it, but was still a little salty about not being "Kaity the Best" anymore.
Then something happened- I got married. And all of a sudden "Kaity Stuckert" didn't seem so bad anymore. In fact, being labeled as a "Stuckert" was something I was really excited about.
I wish everyone could know the Stuckert family. They're practically the First Family of Wilmington, Ohio. Everyone in town knows them and they've contributed so much to the community they call home. Either they've had Mr. Stuckert as a teacher in high school, or they've served on a charitable board/committee with Mrs. Stuckert. Or maybe they've attended an Open Mic night sponsored by Rob and Annen's "Clinton County Live" and heard Rob and Lonnie play. Or they're incredibly thankful for Taylor's work in directing "Energize Clinton County" and bring sustainable solutions to an economically devastated town. Or it's possible they enjoyed a delicious meal at The General Denver Hotel served by the one and only, Joni. Or they remember when little Chuckie checked them in at the front desk of the Clinton County YMCA.
|Taken about one month before |
I was introduced to this wonderful family in November 2010.
Photo credit: Dani Byrd
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