This week-end, the 13th of August, 2011, to be exact, I will be attending the wedding of a young couple who have been together for years. They are about to begin a new branch of their family tree. It's an exciting time and a stressful time for the bride and groom and their parents.
Makes me happy to see such good people find each other and actually be willing to work at their relationship through some very difficult times. So many people just throw up their hands and walk away, if times get hard. Not these two. They obviously love each other and their families and they are going to make a wonderful family of their own.
They will exchange rings and vow to love, honor and cherish. They will promise to live as one unit and support and aide each other in all their endeavors. Each will wear the ring that symbolizes eternal love, no beginning and no end. The bands are gold to symbolize the value of the love and devotion they inspire. They are worn as a symbol of the commitment they are making each to the other. They are the symbol of the life they have chosen and on that day will, in the sight of God and their chosen witnesses, be the finishing touch on a perfect union.
Danielle and Elijah...an eternity of happiness to you.