From my Journal, October 5th, 2013.
“This morning I woke up, with the knowledge that within a few hours I will be someone’s wife. This is a morning I thought may not come. But we often think morning is distant, when we are anticipating something, or going through a trial. There is a smile on my lips, despite feeling very, very tired. A long day of setting up yesterday, seemed to really take it’s toll, as I don’t think I slept as well as normal. I took a long soak in the tub, praying and relaxing. It was a lovely way to spend the last evening of my singleness. I don’t really feel nervous, though I guess that will kick in later, thoughts of my beloved are on my mind, I can’t wait to see him! When I first got up, I checked the window. Sure enough, rain. But I wasn’t phased. Cloudy days make excellent photos, so there is always an upside to rain on your wedding day. I prayed a lot this morning, not to dispel nerves, but more for protection, over me, over Andy, over our marriage. I know there will be tough times, but I’m praying that God always covers us, with his grace and his protection. I look forward to a lifetime of learning His grace, and enjoying the journey with my Beloved….”
Some pictures of our Victorian Steampunk wedding…
“Marriage is cemented by mutual love. Where there is not this mutual affection, it deserves not the name of marriage. The dark shadow of a blessing they cannot realize must be a heavy load for either heart to bear; but where there is true and genuine love, it is the sweetest and happiest mode of living. It is one of the blessings of paradise, which has been preserved to us after the fall. Without love, wedded life must be a very purgatory above ground. In the solemn contract, which has brought our souls this night to God, the marriage is sustained, cemented, strengthened, and made delightful by mutual love.”