do you know how painful it is to not have any digital pictures of my wedding since i photograph weddings?! really. so please enjoy this picture of a picture.
it's been 8 years and i want 800 more. on our wedding day, my bridesmaids wore red, i had holly berries in my bouquet, and the merriment of the Christmas season was upon us, as if to celebrate the joyous occasion too. it was the day i had dreamed of since a little girl. well, almost. growing up, my life was somewhat tough (but thank God for a great mom!)... my dad left us, and then died a few years later of cancer. so all i dreamt of was normal. i craved normal like chocolate. i imagined marrying a man and it being nothing short of a fairytale. but then God brought me a widower, and i craved normal all over again. i wanted it to be just us. i didn't want to be the new wife, i wanted to be the only one. yet God, because He is so good at making all things new, and turning deserts into rivers of joy did just that... i am happy to say i am healed, basking in the beauty of my marriage. the trial to get the prize was way more than worth it.
in the midst of a lot of pain, deserts, and dry land, be reminded that our God is a God of restoration, healing, and beauty. i've seen it in my own life time and again, and i hope you can see it in yours, too.
happy 8 years babe. you are a joy to me, my sweet sweet gift, and the only man for my crazy self. xoxo.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV