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Hey Friend,

So glad you're here.  This story you and I are living is so much bigger than us.  So excited to get to be a part of it with you.

The Wedding Day

The Wedding Day

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For those of you who don't know, I have been in 2 weddings within the past month.

Here are a few words to describe how I feel about this:

Grateful, Honored, Loved, Broke, & Very, Very Single.

But despite the wide spectrum of emotions that my heart has felt at these weddings, there is one thing I have come to truly love and appreciate looking back.

When you're a bridesmaid you get to do all sorts of fun things like go to bachelorette parties, have fun at bridal showers showers, and eat all of the left over cake.

But none of these activities have been my favorite parts of the wedding.

No.  My favorite part of both weddings that I have been in this month, and presumably all of the weddings I will be in, in the future is, The Wedding Day.

I love the day of the wedding for so many reasons.

It's the day you've all been waiting for.  The day you've been working for and preparing for.  The day the Bride earnestly readies herself for her Groom, and the day the Groom eagerly awaits for his Bride at the altar.

It is a beautiful, wonderful, and almost perfect image of what our day will look like when we are reunited with our creator and bridegroom.

Just as we do the week of the wedding (and many months before), we spend years of our lives preparing for this day.

And it is going to be beautiful.

Our bridegroom will await us with open arms and tears in His eyes saying, "Well done."  And we will live in eternity fully complete and satisfied in His presence.

I love the wedding day because it is a gift from God.  Out of His unfailing love, he grants us the opportunity to witness and experience an example of what our day will look like when we are reunited with Him.

I love looking back at the groom when the bride first walks in.  As the tears well up in his eyes and he sees the love of his life walking down the aisle to finally be with him forever.

I love the end of the night.  When all of the makeup has been sweated off, the hair fallen down, and the ties and coats have come off.  When everyone is relaxed, the nerves are gone, and all that's left to do is celebrate.

I love the speeches the maid of honor and the best man give as an account and testimony to the love this couple has between them.  Much like the account we will give of our lives when we meet our bridegroom on that day.

This is what I think heaven is going to be like.

One big celebration.  Where all of the fancy clothes and layers of makeup we have put on are washed away and the true beauty of our hearts that we have invited Jesus into, and that God has created, shines through.

We will be made new.  We will be made one.  We will all tell one story.  And it will be beautiful.

Our wedding day.  Oh what a day it will be.

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