Friday, July 27, 2007

Marriage and the whole crazy thing

The planning is done, the candles have been burned out, the flowers have withered, the honeymoon has come and gone.... Sometimes you wonder why you go to all the trouble to bring something together and then everything is done and you realize why you went to all that trouble... it's beautiful. I can't wear a big princess dress every day and have my dad walk me down the aisle to hand me off to my husband to be, i can't go on week long trips to mexico every week, and i cannot have big beautiful parties on golf courses with all of my friends and family every evening, though all of these things cannot happen everyday they are beautiful memories that will never fade with time. I had such a carefree day on July 14th, there was nothing to stress about and nothing to fear because our God is greater than details and desasters, He is also greater than us. Though Jared and I are but one man and one woman, we are one in Jesus Christ and with His never ending help we will endure the challenges of life and press on toward the Goal. We have been encouraged through the Psalms this week.Specifically, Psalm 91:14-15 it states:

14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

Because our beautiful day of marriage is over and life has set in there will be days when not so beautiful things will arise but through the great grace of our God we have a hope that will sustain us through the deepest of waters. when we know him, love him, and call on him daily we can rest assure that He will see us through. Even in the Jungle of Tulum i was reminded of this grace. Why fear a zip line that stands 40 feet above the jungle floor and cenotes that hold fresh water that gets up to 60 feet deep, or snorkling through a cave that is barely big enough to breath in... Our God is with us through all of the jungles of life and i found that when we let him take us through those, the journey is the most amazing thing. Jared and I had an amazing wedding day. We also had an amazing week in Mexico. But we've found more clearly than ever that we have an amazing God who has allowed us to have this great love; may we never see it differently.

Thanks to all who were a part of our wedding in large or small ways; you have been a blessing to us. Thank you also to those of you who pray for Jared and I; we need you.


  1. Your wedding was AWESOME! May God continue to bless you guys!

    PS - Pray with Jared today.

  2. Aunt C5:19 PM

    Your wedding day was so much fun and so beautiful. It was great for those of us who love you guys to celebrate with you. Although I hear your mother-in-law has already broken a glass and your father-in-law tried to burn the house down! Welcome to the crazy family that you married into!!

  3. Cathy,
    yeah they must have thought we needed to break the house in a little since it hasn't really been lived in too much... :D i don't mind though. i'm glad that you had fun at the wedding, it was a lot of fun for Jared and i to celebrate like that with all of our friends and family. wonderful blessing! have a super day!!

  4. for me sweet friend,

    Christina, your friendship is such a blessing to me. Going weeks without seeing you, and really almost a year now without seeing your face daily, I have come to realize what an incredible gift it is that God has given me you as a sister and a best friend. I love the memories that came out of our summer at camp and hope that those never fade as we grow to know Christ better and experience all that life here on earth has to offer~I think of you so often and just today was telling a friend on staff how special you are to me. what a great realization to know that you and I will be rejoicing together forever and ever :) i look forward to our grand reunion back in Michigan!! one more week of programming here in Cortez. i love you girlie!!