MRS. TO MY MR.
Thinking back to my wedding day. They say that a picture tells 1,000 words. Nonetheless, I am going to add a few more.
I am not sure how one measures success in terms of a wedding, but if success means you wouldn’t go back and change a thing, then our wedding was a total success. As The Hubs likes to put it, all of our hard work really paid off. I think planning a wedding is a test of the union that is to become. Along the way there are expectations that have to be discussed, compromises to be made, trust to be given, and an element of surrender released with the hope that everything will happen the way it’s supposed to.
But that is all pertaining to the logistics such as the timetables, and the flowers, the menu, and the DJ. Who is supposed to be where, when and why, and bringing what. The actual union of two lives, however, has nothing to do with logistics. I don’t believe it can be outlined in a notebook or illustrated in a flow chart. It happens because it is meant to be.
Planning MY Wedding Wasn't Something I Was Sure Would ever Happen
Growing up I never thought about getting married, to say anything about planning an actual wedding. From the youngest age, what was most important to me was being excellent in my endeavors, living real, and surrounding myself with loving people.
It was when I put my dress on at the church that it all started to become more real. I took deep breaths and made a conscious effort to soak up every moment. Moments like when my dad walked me down the isle; saying my vows; exchanging our rings; our first dance; cutting the cake-- everything.
Honestly, I can't say it was a day I had been dreaming about my whole life. But what I can say is that it is a dream come true. Even though I never imagined myself as someone’s Mrs., there isn’t anyone else I would rather live my life for or with.
I think that is what life is about. Learning, loving, growing, needing, wanting, taking, giving, hoping... together. I know answering “I do” is one of the most important prayers I have ever, or will ever, say.