Happily Ever After
by V.V. Denman | @vvdenman
It’s been two weeks since Precious Daughter’s wedding, and I’ve toiled through several stages of grief, none of which have anything to do with my new son-in-law.
In the hours and days just after, I was so exhausted I was incoherent. That was followed by all-consuming relief, then regret.
Instead of being grateful for the planning that miraculously came together at the last minute, I focused on the few details that were less than bride-magazine perfect.
That’s just so me.
But yesterday when the wedding video arrived, I watched it with glee. Precious Daughter and Big Boy laughed each and every minute of the ceremony and reception. Not out of disrespect for the sanctity of their marriage vows, but because they were so stinkin’ happy. (They never even noticed we ran out of napkins on the cake table.)
Once again, my children have reminded me of one of life’s great truths:
It’s not about the wedding. Hellooo! It’s about the M-A-R-R-I-A-G-E.
And believe me, those two kids are getting their marriage off to a good start. A bride and groom so in love with each other, they can’t stop smiling?
No regrets here.
Now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
Come back next week to learn how we convinced Jessica to take pictures before the ceremony!
Photo credits: Madalyn Belle Photography