Tomorrow my little brother – 6 ft. 3″ little brother, gets married. My heart is consumed with joy because not only do I truly believe he has chosen the right girl to have and to hold till death do they part, but tomorrow I officially gain another sister. She is as beautiful on the outside as she is within her soul; I couldn’t think of a more perfect fit for my “little” brother. I remember the day he brought her home; mind you she is the first and only girl he has chosen to introduce to our family.
I have watched their relationship grow and change – ebb and flow as both learned the meaning of the word compromise and what the word LOVE in its purest form means.
Tomorrow they will vow to love one another as family and friends look on in support of this new union. I am sure each person will ponder on the vows that were taken in their past and quietly send thoughts of well wishes and guidance from their own personal experiences.
They have asked my Rebekah to read a passage from the bible about Love~
Love is patient,
love is kind.
It does not envy,
it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It is not rude,
it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects,
Love never fails.
This is love in its purest form, yet I am not sure if any one of us has attained such a heightened form of love as this. That being said if you take each portion on its own then piece them together one by one I believe that this kind of LOVE is possible between two fallible human beings. God is love – he created us in his likeness- we are love and though it may be hard to love in this manner it is what God intended. I will be praying for my brother James and his new bride Adrienne’s marriage. I will pray that they will remember each line of this passage they chose to be read at their wedding, for if they do, they will have achieved something most marriages have not.
May God bless both of you. I love you to the moon and back….. I can’t wait to see all the amazing things life has in store for you both!