Okay, so I went to a wedding yesterday. It was very nice. And there’s nothing like a wedding to make you think about your own wedding, you know? It felt like I was transported back 8 years ago when I got to marry this hunk of a man 🙂
And it also got BJ & I talking. And we laughed. Hard. Because honestly, we think our wedding was the best ever!! How full of ourselves can we be?! I mean, come on. But seriously, people, we LOVED our wedding. We didn’t just love that we were marrying one another, on the beach, surrounded by our closest friends and family…
or it wasn’t just that we rocked it like a hurricane to some 80’s music
WE LOVED THE WHOLE STINKIN THING!!!
Someone asked me yesterday what we did to make Christ a part of our wedding. I couldn’t think of one certain particular thing. But what he & I both decided on was this–it was the people surrounding us during our wedding and leading up to it and THEIR like mindedness and passion for God that made our wedding so amazing to us. I believe God was there, I really do. It was such a beautiful day.
Our wedding was so special to us for the obvious reasons. But also because I was never sure God was going to bring along the right guy for me and he wasn’t convinced he was going to get married at all. And now, look at us? I’m getting teary eyed right now.
I think with our wedding being so unbelievably special to us and feeling like God was going to do some serious stuff in our lives as a couple/family, there are times when we look around and wonder–God, what’s going on? Are you even a real part of our every day lives? Did we get it wrong that you were going to use us in a certain way? Is our marriage even close to reflecting what we want it to? And yes, I think those are awesome questions to ask ourselves. And I also think I could be a million times better at being a wife. And I have so much to learn about honor, respect, submission and so on. I do know this–we ARE more in love now than we were back then. And God is using us. And then we got this in the mail from a friend who was at our wedding:
“God is still visible in our marriage and family as much as He was at Liberty when you met.”
Words sent at the right time from an old friend who knew waaaaaaaaay back then 🙂
As for the wedding, there are some things I’d change. Like I would have my bridesmaids wear different types of dresses, like this:
And I would use these guys as our photographers…
And so should you if you’re not married yet or you’re planning a wedding–Kellan Studios–check ’em out.
But most of all, we would soo totally do this.
How freaking awesome is that?!? I seriously smiled the whole time watching this. It was great.
But of everything I would change, I wouldn’t change the most important part of our wedding at all–babe, I’d marry you all over right now. I’d marry you knowing you were going to be forgetful, knowing you were going to start losing your hair, knowing you were going to wake up in the middle of the night and walk into the closet when I asked you to go get the baby. And knowing so much more, I’d do it all over again. Because I know you so well now, so much better. I know you soooo well that I know you’d marry me, right now, without a second’s hesitation. Even knowing I was going to have the worst temper ever, struggle to not cuss like a sailor, daily try to battle my flesh and my spit fire nature, have gray hair and a whole lot more.
And that my friends is love.
I love you, B. I love our life. I love it when it’s hard. I love that God pushed me to wait for you. I love that you love me when no one else does. I love our family and I love that our kids have you as a Dad. I even love that I have no idea when you’ll check my blog 🙂