Monday, May 21, 2007

'til Death Do Us Part

Saturday I had the honor of being a Groomsman in a wedding for two very good friends of ours. This is the 10th wedding I have been in so I feel almost like a professional (maybe I should make some business cards.). Anyhow, going to celebrations like this always make me remember back to all of the weddings I have ever been in and the ones I have attended.

My mom, all of my sisters, my mother in law, cousins, friends, and most importantly mine.

Hearing those vows being spoken reminds me of the vows that I made. Vows that I made before God and publicly for many witnesses to hear and believe. Vows that I made to the woman who I asked to spend my life with and who agreed to make those same vows.

For better or worse. For richer or poorer. In sickness and in health. Til death do us part.

We argue over “worse” but pray for “better.”

We worry about “poorer” but hope for “richer.”

We lose sleep over “sickness” and thank God for “health.”

Til death do us part…

That is the one that I have no question about. I knew that before I “popped the question.”

I love to see a couple begin their life together but I love even more to recall the beginning of my married life.

It was a good weekend.

6 comments:

Penny said...

George,

You gave me goosebumps.

You and your wife are lucky to have found each other.

Allison said...

God, you're such a sap....

Just kidding. ;-)

Bernard said...

Thanks for a wonderful post.

We had slightly different vows, but exactly the same sentiments.

I'd marry her all over again today in a heartbeat. It's been over 13 years married, nearly 16 years dating for us.

Jamie said...

Going to weddings always brings my own special day to mind.

I'm glad you and your wife found each other too :)

Hannah said...

This is the kind of day I'm having...your post got me all choked up. I'll be 7 months married as of next Wednesday, and I can't wait for it to be years married.

Every time I have a doubt over something, or if I think there's something I can't do alone, he tells me it's okay because we're a team, and we can do anything. I'm happy I found the one.

I'm happy you found your someone, too. :)

I want to go to somebody else's wedding! I want to get dressed up and get sappy! No fair! Haha.

AmyT said...

Awww, George. Where do men like you come from? I have a few girlfriends who would really like to know.