Beginning is often difficult and always courageous.
I’ve attended two beautiful weddings over the past two weekends and it occurred to me that getting married is one of the most profound beginnings one can take. So fitting that this commitment is most often made in the company of supportive family and friends.
This couple met on a cruise ship and discovered that they lived in the same town in Kentucky. Here, the bride surprised the groom by recording her voice singing A Thousand Years for their first dance.
Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall?
But watching you stand alone,
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow.
Darling, don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more.
There is so much hope and promise in a beginning, especially a marriage, where the odds these days are not great. We don’t know what the future holds, yet making that commitment together and in front of others is a good start.
We need a lot of love and support to carry us through a thousand years. Believe me, I know after 33 years and counting.
What are you beginning? Perhaps beginnings require the courage to ask for love and support.
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