Wednesday, June 8, 2011

That One Special Day

Yesterday we were remembering this moment.


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We were remembering the hours spent getting ready. 


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More like minutes for Luis. 

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We relived the memories of friends helping us getting ready.

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A Mom helping us with those final touches. 

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And a sister giving a hand.  


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An older brother pinning on a boutonniere.  


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We savor the moments we had to gather with friends. 


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Friends who loved on us, encouraged us, rejoiced with us. 


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Who prayed over us in those final moments before the ceremony began.  


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We remember the anticipation. 

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The anticipation of seeing each other for the first time.


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We cherish the gift of a photographer who captured so perfectly the look of a groom seeing his bride for the first time.  And the excitement on everyone's faces as they looked on.   


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We are grateful that such a unique moment in time was captured and given to us for a lifetime.  

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A moment,  where details were no longer important. 


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Flowers no longer mattered, however beautiful they were.  


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A moment where there was no longer any stress to make sure that every little hair was perfectly in place. 

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And, in fact, not every hair was perfectly in place. 


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But it didn't matter.  

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Because after nine years of going back and forth between dating and friendship, we were finally getting married.  

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We were ready to say two simple words that would join our two lives together as one forever.  


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We were ready to promise each other for better.  

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To promise to rejoice with one another when dreams are reached. 


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To promise to cherish the moments of happiness.  The moments of laughter.  The moments of peace.  

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We were ready to promise each other for worse.  

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To encourage one another when we face unmet expectations in life. 


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To hold steadfast and have faith and hope amidst trials.  


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To grieve with one another through pain, loss, and hardships.


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In our two short years of marriage, we have enjoyed times of for better and endured times of for worse.  


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And on each mountain top and through each valley we have built an even stronger bond than we ever thought imaginable. 


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We are building a foundation that is strong and wide.  Unmovable.  That will withstand the test of time.

In a world where marriages seem to last as long as when little girls dress up and play wedding, we are grateful for the love the Lord has given us, and for the way He has grown that love deeper than we ever thought possible just two years. 

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And we are grateful that through it all, we have not lost hope.  We continue to laugh.  We continue to dream.  We continue to love.  We continue to trust our Lord who so perfectly fit us together according to His time, as part of His plan.  


Happy Two Years, Luis.  Can't wait to see what the next two, ten, twenty, thirty years bring our way! 


Love you.

5 comments:

Ande said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats, Cara! This post was beautiful, tearfully and joyfully making me think about my wedding day. I love seeing your beautiful day (wish I could have been there!) and the joy and love God has given you two! Thanks for sharing and happy anniversary!

Terri said... Best Blogger Tips

Where has the time gone? Happy 2nd anniversary to a very sweet couple.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Great post cara

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful post Cara!!! Happy anniversary!

Susanne said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful words - happy anniversary cara & luis.
glad we've met.

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