July 11, 2019 | Marriage
This past weekend I was reminded that love is the most important thing when it comes to marriage. In todays society, weddings are one of the most monumental days in our lifetime. In which case we are expected to spend thousands of dollars in order to throw the most elaborate party for all of our guests to enjoy. I have to admit, I was one of those people who fell into the trap of society’s expectations. Although I did get my fairytale wedding, and nearly everything I have dreamed of since I was a kid, I realize now that it wasn’t the most important thing.
I am so humbled that I was able to be a part of a wedding this weekend that taught me a valuable lesson on gratitude. Dylan and I have some dear friends who invited us to their wedding. It was the most beautiful one I have ever been to. Why? Because their wedding was simple, and their focal point was their undying love for one another. It consisted of immediate family and a few friends. The decorations were modest yet spoke volumes. Yes, the wedding was small, but it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I have ever witnessed.
The officiant was nervous because he was close to the bride. I think he was caught in a tough spot as he wanted to cry at times, but knew he had a job to do. They spoke the most beautiful vows I have ever heard. You could tell that they were honest because it was not drawn out or even focused on using elaborate words to show how much they meant something. It was real. They spoke from the heart, never taking their eyes off one another. It was truly an amazing opportunity to witness this act of love.
To my friends, I wish you many years of happiness with one another. I know your story is only beginning, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next. Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day. We love you guys!
“Above all else love each other deeply” – 1 Peter 4:8