The week of our wedding, I wrote this post....and I still 100 percent agree, I am undeservedly blessed to be loved so incredibly well by those in my life. And I am equally as fortunate to marry a man who was loved well by his family and friends.
Pretty Pretty girlie
Doesn't my sister look lovely here?
The thing is, you don't meet your spouse until a certain age, so a lot of your "shaping" takes place long before you meet your significant other. My family, friends and bridesmaids all witnessed those "growing" years, those awkward years, the times I learned hard lessons and the times I enjoyed victories and happy moments. They loved me through the ups and downs, provided shoulders to cry on, were my cheering squad and prayed for me ...and prayed for Dave. I am a better person, a better wife and hopefully a better mother...because of the amazing family God gave me and the many other good people God placed in my life. And although I can't speak for Dave, I am confident that he is a better husband because of the family and friends in his life.
This SEC fan needed a football huddle, although technically, a lot of offenses
don't use huddles anymore....
Someone got a little worn out :(
If you can't beat them, join them...Jack wanted to
sit, pout and avoid pics, so I did too..
Brothers in law
It was such a privilege to celebrate my marriage not only with Dave, but with these people who loved us so well, this group who witnessed our lives, ups and downs and then witnessed our marriage. I get it now - why people have large weddings. I always understood the sacred aspect of a wedding, the fun party aspect, but I didn't quite get the community aspect. I tried talking Dave into a beach wedding with less than 100 people, but he was right to dissuade me because we were blessed with so many kind people who have loved and prayed and cared for us and the day was better with this community of family and friends celebrating with us.
I am biased, but not blind -- how adorable is
he in those white knee socks? LOVE
go first before the Lord (we have a picture
like this from my sister's wedding too)
Dave's sweet sisters
Our wedding day will always make me smile - not simply because of the sweet man I married, but for the sweet people who loved me far before he did. And, thankfully, I have many many people who can and will hold me accountable to the vows I made.