Thursday, April 8, 2021

A Wedding

A dear sweet friend came to me just yesterday and asked, "Have you eloped already?  Are you married?"  I smiled as I felt the warmth of the sun hit my weary bones.  I told her what I will tell you.  It is beginning to not look like an elopement at all.  It is turning into something else, what it is, I don't know.

I had a dress picked out to wear for Vegas.  It hangs with its sparkle and sequins in my closet.  Next to it I have a skirt.  It is a flouncy tulle skirt that would suit a small backyard wedding.  I had my sights on a small intimate backyard wedding in my friend's Ashlee and Kevin's yard.  They have this lovely tree which would have made a perfect natural altar and a sweet view of the mountains.  This also may not happen.

What will happen?  I don't know.  I have colors.  I want an orange wedding with ivory and gold accents.  A warm and happy color to brighten things up as the world comes back into its own after a pandemic.  You know that I am not great at planning things.  I get questions such as, "Do you have a date?"  I should have a date shouldn't I?  I don't.  I have a groom.  I have a minister.  I have someone to walk me down the aisle and I have some people to stand beside me as I say, "I do."  "I will."  Because... I will.  I have prayers and I have prayed.  I have a mighty God who cares so much for someone like me.  Was there something else I needed?  Love?  Prayers?  Was there flowers and music that needed to be picked out?  A dress... I may still need a dress.  I'm not that worried.  

There are probably a million little details I need to consider.  I should make a checklist and cross off things one by one.  I don't think I am going to do that.  I think that I am going to pray, be happy and figure it out as I go along.  I'm not going to stress.  If I get married in a sequined Las Vegas dress, so be it.  I'll still post the pictures.  A wedding is only one day.  A marriage is a lifetime.  So, my heart is not preparing for a wedding; my heart is preparing for a marriage.  My heart is preparing for the blending of a family.  My heart is open to God and His beautiful plan.  I mean, He hasn't steered me wrong yet.  I'll keep you posted.  In the meantime, Praise the Lord!

1 comment:

  1. Such beautiful thoughts, Elle! Praise the LORD, indeed! I love....”A wedding is only one day. A marriage is a lifetime”... Leave all in HIS hands and HE will guide and work it out, in HIS timing.....I truly believe this, as you do! Praying for His guidance and your peace... Blessings and love, gg