Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wedding Blessings

Last night Todd and I attended a special event for a sweet young woman who is getting married in a few weeks.  We’ve known Claire for many years and been good friends with her family.  We’ve watched her grow and mature into a beautiful woman who is eager to marry and start her own family.  This wedding is extra-special because it’s also Grace’s debut as a flower girl!

I’ve never been to an event like last night, and it was the perfect way for people who love Claire to give their blessings on her upcoming marriage.  After a time of fellowship and dessert, we gathered in a group and went around one at a time, giving words of encouragement and advice about marriage.  Claire and Cal got to hear words of wisdom from people who have been married as many as 50 years!  Then we had a brief time of prayer for the couple.

In lieu of gifts, the people who came were asked to write cards and/or letters that Claire and Cal will open and read on their 1st, 10th, and 25th wedding anniversaries.  Isn’t that a neat idea?  Todd and I had fun writing our letters together.

In a world where marriage is often treated as flippantly as buying a new car, it was truly special to see this couple treat their upcoming nuptials with such reverence and maturity.  Marriage isn’t easy, but it can be filled with joy and comfort when it’s built on a solid spiritual foundation.  I wish Claire and Cal many, many years of happiness!

4 comments:

The Crap Blog Detective said...
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Anonymous said...

That last comment is sad. I'm glad they have family and friends that can support them like they do. I think the person who made the comment needs some in his life!

cal+claire said...

I really love you and your family. Y'all have meant such a great deal to me and I was so blessed to have you at the prayer dinner. I really do consider y'all to be a part of my family and feel honored that you would participate in my wedding.
Much love!

Kim H. said...

That is a great idea for a shower... and gives me the idea that I'd love to do that with a baby shower. How cool would it be for all those in attendance of your baby shower to write about the love and joy of that moment for your child?