Monday, June 27, 2011

Oh Wedded Bliss!

Its been almost six years (this September) since PC and I said I do... and two babes later you can imagine that the wedded bliss phase has worn off just a tad (although I still love him dearly). This past weekend, we attended a wedding, and I have to say, it was nice to be reminded of why people should get married. 

The things that are said at a wedding ceremony are truly insightful and uplifting and for young marriages in today's society, I think these little reminders are necessary to help couples stay the course. At this particular wedding, it was non-religious ceremony, but the vows were so true and realistic.

The bride's father gave a very funny speech, but he also gave some advice to his daughter and her new husband in saying (and I'm summarizing) that it's easy to be in love today on your wedding day, but in 5, 15 and 25 years down the road, it might not always come easy... and you have to remember to support, respect, and always love each other the way you do today to survive the difficult times.

His speech reminded me of a fitting toast that our best man said at our wedding ... 'may your love be strong enough to survive the times, but old-fashioned enough to last forever'.  Simply stated, and is something I often write in wedding cards because I believe it has a lot of truth to it.

Yes... weddings are fun and a great party (this one especially), but when the party is over, and the hangover passes, its important to remember that weddings and marriages signify so much more than just a good time... but a commitment that is to be taken seriously for the rest of your life.

Thanks to Adam and Annabelle O'Keeffe for letting us share in your special day, and for the little reminder of what true love looks like! Congrats to both of you!

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