Thursday, November 13, 2008

An Pleasant Reminder

We attended my husband's cousins wedding over the weekend. I love attending weddings-- it's an occasion just so full of emotions. While sitting in the church waiting for the bride to finally walk down the aisle, I couldn't help but remember my wedding day.

The Prayer was sang as the beautiful bride slowly walked down the aisle with her father. A huge knot began to form in my throat. As her father gave her away, people started to wipe away their tears. The ceremony was solemn but brief. I was thankful for the message of the priest because it reminded me again of the importance of marriage. The hustle and bustle of everyday life often distracts me from certain things I should focus on. My priorities get jumbled a lot of times and I often end up neglecting people and things who deserve my love and attention. I allow petty things to destroy the day without realizing how much is being compromised because of my own selfishness.

I closed my eyes and said a prayer.

The reception that followed of course was for everyone to enjoy.

I am thankful for my husband. I am thankful for my children.

I am thankful for family.


Heather said...

Weddings are the one time where people remember what's important without something terrible happening.

Karen MEG said...

I love weddings too.

Beautiful photos of you and your family!

mlu said...

Lovely wedding.Your beautiful on your red dress.I miss your blog so much...

Midas said...

Looks like a lovely wedding. I like going to weddings too. It's such a happy ocassion. Like you, it reminds me of what's important in marriage.

Heart of Rachel said...

I find weddings very touching. I love witnessing the union of two people in love.

I must say, you have such a beautiful family.