Take Time to Smell the Roses: Words of Wisdom on Marriage

November 4, 2009 at 11:44 am Leave a comment


Happy-Couple-KissingWith less than a month to go before the big day arrives (yay to being a Mrs.!), it’s easy to see why so many brides start to freak.  It seems like every deadline hits all at once.  Every bill must be paid in full.  Every vendor must have their final orders, and whether a bride likes it or not, decisions have to be finalized, packaged, sealed with a kiss and sent to the printers.  (Phew!)  It seems that no matter how many months a girl’s had to plan, everything and everyone comes out of the wood work all at once.

For me, however, the jokes on these final, supposed “chaotic” days… Little do they know, I do my finest work under pressure :)

Anyhoot, I thought it would be an appropriate time to share with all of you, something my future mother-in-law shared with me.  While going through an old church hymnal, she found a short poem, appropriately titled “Marriage,” and I encourage all you brides-to-be out there – especially the ones really starting to lose it – to read it and really remember the reason why you’re making all these “under pressure” decisions in the first place. 

Because, at the end of the day, you won’t remember the pearl covered doilies you picked or whether or not you had your reception carrots soaked in butter or margarine, but you will remember the man who stood next to you and made it all worthwhile.  So, without further ado…

Marriage, a Poem by William Jenkins

O God of love, to thee we bow,
and pray for those before us now,
that, closely knit in holy vow,
that they in thee be one.

Whatever comes to be their share
of quickening joy or burdening care,
in power to do and grace to bear,
may they in thee be one.

Eternal love, with them abide;
through change and chance be thou their guide,
let nothing in this life divide
those whom thou makest one.

Good luck to all of you out there!  I wish you and yours all the best and years and years happiness!

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