One of my closest and dearest friends married the love of her life last weekend. On such a special occasion, my husband and I dressed up and headed out for the celebration. Together, we enjoyed the company of friends, tasty food, and the palpable support for the newlyweds. As we danced cheek to cheek and laughed on the dance floor, I was transported back to my own wedding day – 7 years, 2 children, and 2 careers ago. The outpouring of love that day gave God many faces. We vowed to love each other in sickness and health, for richer or poorer, through good and bad times. We were blind to the future that has already challenged and uplifted us. I couldn’t help but hold my husband a little closer while we danced next to our newly married friends, and offer up multiple prayers of gratitude for the gift of this love and the adventure we continue to share together.

by CMM