He cried and I beamed. We prayed together. We entered into a sacred covenant. We shared our first kiss. Moments made more precious because of the waiting and wondering, the tears and the surrender that came before.
As others have told me, it is wonderful to be married! But I would qualify that statement. I would say that it is wonderful to be married rightly. To the right one, in the right way, at the right time. Just being married, in and of itself, doesn't fix, satisfy or fill anything.
One of the many facets of joy that shone in my heart that day was that it came about, not because I kicked and screamed and demanded, not because I manipulated and connived, but because I gave my desire to God, and He chose to give it back to me. Today, I'm so grateful that it happened that way!
Far beyond my deepest heart's desire,
Far beyond what I could ever dream,
Far beyond my fairytale imagination is Your perfect plan for me!
There's no limit to romance, in all it's beauty,
When the Author of love shapes my destiny.
Far beyond the most that I could long for,
I will find the dreams You have dreamed for me.
- Far Beyond by Eric and Leslie Ludy. Played at our wedding.