~Our Renewals~ Hey my WBC family! I've been a little hush- hush lately. Our 14th wedding ann...
Happy Friday Ladies!!! I'm so ready for the weekend!! Philly and I are actually off together, first time in over a month, woo hoo!!!
My sister in law is doing a reading at our wedding ceremony. She is so very important to me, and in hind sight I should have made her a bridesmaid, but that can't be changed. I've really thought long and hard about what I want read at the wedding. I've always known I would have 1Corinthians 13 read, at least verse 4-5. I have loved that verse since I was 12 years old, and one of my few really really good memories of my Dad is of me making a collage with him for my Mom for Mothers Day using that verse. So it's special. But I wasn't sure it was enough. Taken me alot of searching, but I found an Edmund O'Neill poem I really like, I did cut a bit out of it, but that's ok.
"Marriage Joins Two People In The Circle of Its Love"
Marriage is a commitment to life,
the best that two people can find and bring out in each other.
It offers opportunities for sharing and growth
that no other relationship can equal.
Within the circles of its love,
marriage encompasses all of lifes most important relationships
A wife and a husband are each others best friend,
confidant, lover, teacher, listener and critic.
Marriage deepens and encriches every facet of life
Happiness is fuller, memories are fresher
commitment is stronger, even anger is felt more strongly
and passes more quickly.
Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life
is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life
new experiences, new ways of expressing
a love that is deeper than life.
When two people pledge their love and care for each other in marriage,
they create a spirit unique unto themselves which binds them closer
than any unspoken or written words.
Marriage is a promise, a potential made in the hearts of two people
who love each other, and takes a lifetime to fulfill.
Love and marriage can best be described by 1Corinthians 13 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
So what do you guys think??? Do you like the saying? Do you think it's too long? I would rather it be too long versus too short. Thanks in advance for your input!!! Have a great weekend!!