"Love is not something you feel. It's something you do."~David Wilkerson, pastor
My daughter, Katie Beth, gets married this Friday.
As this day approached, I experienced so many different emotions.
And mixed with those feelings were other emotions.
Just a dash of worry.
Regret--that I didn't have just a little more time with her.
When her dad walks her down the aisle to Nate, I will smile through my tears. And I've told Katie Beth my tears will be happy ones. (Mostly.)
We've talked a lot about the wedding in the past few months. We've also talked a lot about being married. The wedding and reception lasts for only a few hours. A marriage lasts forever.
Rob and I've been married for 31 years. We've never pretended to have a perfect marriage. How do fake something like that? But our children know that we are committed to one another--for better, for worse. And--as I like to say--when you get married, you aren't thinking about "the worse" part.
I know I'll share a few words with my daughter before the wedding. Not sure what I'll say ... but I know I'll tell her I love her.
In Your Words: Weddings. Marriage. Do you have any special memories? Or any favorite quotes? Or words of wisdom?
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