Sometimes when my husband works late I watch some television junk food: reality shows. I recently caught an episode of "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" and it sort of broke my heart. A young girl was getting married and having the time of her life at her dream event. Her mother was interviewed and very sadly said something like, "Let her have her big day today. But tomorrow she'll wake up and it'll be cleaning and cooking and raising babies." The way she said it implied the fairy tale would be over.
And yes it's true the romance of the planning and the beautiful day itself will be gone tomorrow. And I too remember feeling the disappointment of going from a wedding high to an every day buzz. But her mother's wrong. There's so much to look forward to if they invest well in their relationship. There's beauty in sharing a life, even as it's full of the every day responsibilities of earning an income, keeping up a home, and raising a family. Her marriage can be so very beautiful, dare I say even more beautiful than it's current bliss, AFTER her wedding day.
with redeeming hands,