You want to know what love looks like? Not as much that beautiful picture on the left, but that even more beautiful picture on the right, taken over 70 years later. On this past Saturday—the evening before Easter morn.
...And all those nights and days in between that moment he held his bride—the pretty, smart, feisty Sicilian he’d known since they were 14—promising her, “in sickness and in health, ‘till death do us part,” and that moment he held his bride as she left his arms for those of her Savior—having lived out his promises to her, as she had for him.
Because while an “I do,” is always a lovely thing to hear, it’s the doing, and sacrificing, and holding, and protecting, and forgiving, and fighting for, and running with, and caring for, and one day letting go—it’s the “I have done,” that is so beautifully breathtaking.
They loved each other and their Lord so well. Our celebration of her life, is so much a celebration of their love, because I never knew one without the other.
And while I mourn the loss of that “them” on this side of heaven, I rejoice that they so beautifully lived out and foreshadowed the even more glorious, never-ending, never-having-to-let-go “them,” we can experience on that side of heaven. The one our dear Zena is experiencing now, and her dear EJ, one day will with her.
What a beautiful thing it was for us to wake up the next morning, and be reminded that because of the words:
“It is finished.” “He has risen!” “I believe.”
...we can confidently proclaim, “We will see you again!”
A small excerpt from my vows.
In those moments where we question whether we are deserving or worthy of love, where we lean into sabotaging our relationships, or reveal a part of ourselves that we have yet to heal, accept, or love fully ourselves, I hope you have someone in your life who knows how to love you harder. And I hope you can be that for someone else, too. Because it’s in those moments where we begin to trust, surrender, and move out of our dysfunction and towards a sense of peace, security, and a deep knowingness that if you see me this way, so can I. #mindfulmft
Something new.. I’ll be adding these pretty vow booklets to the website soon but I couldn’t wait to show you a sneak peek. If you’ve decided to write your own vows or you’re going down the traditional route, these beautiful booklets are the perfect keepsake of your special words to one another and can be cherished forever ✨
Ever heard bagpipes in the middle of the red Aussie centre? No? Us neither - until we met Anna & Andy 🖤
Aussie girl meets Scottish lad and the rest, as they say.... is best told with a few XXXX Gold beers🍻 in all honesty though Anna & Andy spoke some of the most heartfelt, real and beautiful vows I’ve heard to date. I truely believe it’s the little everyday moments that make a relationship what it is, so it brings a lot of happy tears to my eyes to hear vows that speak of those little moments so fondly and boldly. I’ll admit I teared up when I heard them out at Simpson’s Gap, and again just listening to the footage at home once back in Melbourne. The love they share for one another and their two little girls is really something else, and I couldn’t think of a more perfect location for two salt of the earth humans to share their story with family & friends. Sending you all our love Anna & Andy,
Xx Grace + Andrew
Peacock kumkum holder
Beautiful peacock with three slots to hold your turmeric, kumkum and vibuthi. Kundan stones give it grandeur
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“I promise to stay adventurous, saying yes more often then I say no. Continuing to explore the world with you, collecting tattoos with you , wearing costumes with you and scooting until we are 70.
I promise to continue to admire you. Admiring your loyalty, your kindness, your ability to be the life of the party and to always be right.
I promise to stay active, live healthfully and keep a positive spirit because I want to live a really really long life with you. I promise to stay brave even when times are tough and to speak truthfully even when it is hard. I promise to continue to evolve and to encourage you to do the same, grabbing your hand every step of the way so we move forward together. I promise to always answer your call and never turn my key. I promise to love you today for the incredible partner you are and to love the person you will become. I love you for so many reasons, but the greatest one is the person I become when you are standing by my side. I love you. Thank you for marrying me.”
My vows to @darylp2664
On our wedding day 4 years ago-4.25.15. Happy Anniversary Love!
As we planned our wedding, we had our friends and family vote on which tradition we would include —because we knew we did not want them all. Majority ruled and we had to 1) write our own vows 2) do wedding dance—they were both epic. 😉♥️ #weddingvows#anniversary#myhusbandrocks#marriedlife#lifeisgood#love