I went to an outdoor wedding yesterday evening just outside College Station. For those of you who don’t know, that’s the home of the Texas A&M Aggies. Both the bride and groom are A&M grads and they found the perfect place for an outdoor wedding.
I’ve never seen such beauty in simplicity. The bride was absolutely stunning, much as she is every day, and the groom couldn’t stop smiling (which is pretty much how he is every day, too). The ceremony was full of tender and funny moments. At one point, the groom reached over and brushed away a tear that had escaped and slid down the bride’s cheek… and then the groom dropped the ring. Laughter and tears… pretty much a picture of life.
After the ceremony, we found a table out by the dance floor, and dance we did. I love dancing, though I am not remotely coordinated. Two of my little brothers two-stepped with me and of course there was dancing in groups. We laughed and danced and laughed some more. I haven’t been to a reception like that in years where I so enjoyed myself surrounded by some of my favorite people on the planet.
God uses the most unlikely people and events to change me and my heart. This wedding was another example of how much life can be enjoyed and how sharing it with people who love you makes is all the more special.