Saying "Yes"

The other night I was watching TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress; it’s a guilty pleasure that I indulge in every once in a while. For the sake of those who may not have seen it, it portrays a bride-to-be’s experience of selecting her wedding dress. There are always a few “helpers” that come along to help the bride select the perfect dress, and on the episode I just watched, it was mothers of the bride-to-be who were there. One mother was so critical that it made me want to cry for her daughter.

I couldn’t help but remember when Laurinda and I went shopping for her wedding dress. That shopping trip ranks up with one of the best days of my life! When she chose the dress that was going to be hers, I managed to snap a picture before we found out that taking pictures in the bridal store were strictly taboo!
On her wedding day she was a beautiful bride wearing that dress and jewelery that had belonged to my mom. If only mom had lived long enough to see her granddaughter marry. I imagine we both would have been blubbering fools as we watched the bride walk toward her future husband!
My daughter and her husband celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary this week and she has written wise words about how the magic of the wedding transforms into to a deeper commitment as the years go by on her blog.
Getting married is much more than saying yes to a dress, it’s saying yes to hard work, commitment, dedication, love, and tons of fun and laughter. 


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. She was a very beautiful bride. I was just reflecting on our wedding since our 42nd anniversary is in the end of this month. Watch my blog!

  2. Beautiful post & beautiful pictures!

  3. Whoa, I should proofread–terrible typo looks like terrible grammar. Yikes! Bed time for me! 🙂

  4. So beautiful. Wanted to let you know my active blog is closed till I can catch up with real life. Hope you're summer is going well.

  5. yep there's alot more to marriage than the dress or the wedding…pretty bride…

  6. She's beautiful and looks so happy. And sounds so happy four years later.

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