Monday, July 19, 2010

Love Packaged in a Day for Eternity

The flower girl was grumpy.



The ring bearer ran down the aisle with his paci in his mouth.

The temperature was over 90 degrees inside and outside the church.



Music played to the whirring of fans.

Humidity hung her curtains.

But the bride glowed and jewels dripped from her ears, and the sparkle in her eye mirrored the sparkles around her neck and wrist.

And the groom's face spoke volumes.


It was life packaged in a day, wrapped in joy and tied with tears.  Sweet and sorrow meeting in a moment.  Smiles and tears linking arms.

Prayers were spoken, blessings poured from lips that love.  Vows and rings exchanged. 
There was a moment when the unity candles were lit: 
The groom's was crooked. 
The bride corrected it. 
And smiles 'round the church at the symbolism from those who have partnered in this marriage dance . . . the stumbles, the forgiveness, the mistakes, the corrections.



Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.

And it was packaged with tears and sealed with Christ's blood for eternity.



holy experience




Gifts 111-124:

my brother

his bride

new love

wedding cake and champagne

dressing up

reasons to smile

a husband to carry me onto the dance floor and beyond








 





dancing 'til the feet ache

foot massages

Baby Girl in satin

a beautiful garden of flowers

a cool breeze

a day to remember

families joined together


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16 comments:

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Beautiful!
Blessing to the Bride and Groom!!!

Heather said...

Wow! Beautiful... simply beautiful...and certainly a reason to rejoice :) Giving thanks with you today for the gifts of His hand... love, love, love these perfect reminders!

Maggie S said...

What a gorgeous story!

Stacey said...

Love this:

It was life packaged in a day, wrapped in joy and tied with tears. Sweet and sorrow meeting in a moment. Smiles and tears linking arms.

sniff! sniff! Now I'm all 'wedding crying'. Just lovely!

Stacey
from the gratitude community

the shoafs said...

flower girl might have been grumpy...but she's still adorably cute! beautiful list....beautiful story :)

jeana said...

weddings simply rejuvenate love for everyone! love the list.

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful day! Dancing 'til your feet ache... love that!

Thanks for sharing.

Cranberry Morning said...

Such nice photos! And a pretty setting. A joy to see a young couple who love God starting their life together.

MamaMonki said...

Isn't it so hard to believe that our little brothers are now grown up men? When did that happen??

Looks like it was a beautiful day for all - memories to treasure.

MeritK said...

Your words are lovely! I am praying for you :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us- God Bless

partialemptynester said...

So well-written :)

You looked as beautiful as the bride that day!

Karen said...

I loved how you shared this special day....

Natalie said...

Wonderful! So glad you all had a great time - flower girls are always grumpy but MY she looked so cute! You looked beautiful as well.

Hope you had a great break!!!!! I had a wonderful one and feel MUCH more rested. Let's meet soon!

Natalie at Mommy on Fire
http://www.mommyonfire.com

Joy said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Weddings are just so special. :)

Laura said...

Oh, my -- what an incredibly sweet account of a wonderful day! I love family moments like this. We've had our share, too, and they make such precious memories for everyone.

Thanks for sharing and reminding me of my days.

servantsheart said...

I just love this!

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