Yesterday we celebrated WORLD MARRIAGE DAY and today ST. VALENTINE'S DAY! What an excellent moment to share these photos with everyone.
In celebration of our "Emerald" wedding anniversary, my husband and I stood at the same altar we stood at 20 years ago and renewed our wedding vows!
02.02.02 ---> 02.02.22
We didn't invite anyone, it was just him and I (and the people required to have a Holy Mass celebrated and a professional photographer).
We ate dinner at the top floor restaurant that we had our reception in and stayed the night in the same hotel we stayed in for the first night of our honeymoon.
We then started a road trip just as we did for our honeymoon, except this time we went South (Baja) instead of North and did it on a motorcycle instead of our car!
Holy Matrimony is to be celebrated, as it is a true gift to the world, and we had an amazing time doing just that - thanks be to God!
The life of a married couple is about what my husband always says - iron sharpening iron. (Proverbs 27:17)
Because the truth about being married is that it is not easy, it is a cross.
It is not always agreeing and even sometimes feeling like walking away - there was a time in my own marriage I thought of giving up. It is about persevering no matter what.
Because on your actual wedding day, you are truly loving and accepting the goodness of your betrothed's heart.
And being married is about reminding yourself in the hardest moments the beauty of the person/heart you married in their lowest moments too.
It's moments of disagreements and heartaches.
It's moments of pet peeves and struggles.
It is even moments of impossible feelings of how you two can both go on together.
It's the most painful experiences of your life coupled with the most joyful.
But moments are just that...a moment.
This too shall pass.
Holy Matrimony is the work of two souls joining in one flesh together to carry the CROSS of MATRIMONY and doing everything in their heart and soul to get the other one to Heaven.
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