I remember the bubbles being blown and the car ride back to the reception. I remember eating, mingling, dancing, and finally leaving for our honeymoon. I remember what snacks we stopped for on the way, and the outfit I wore in the car.
So four years ago, I stood before the Lord and a church full of family and friends and I signed up for FOREVER. I signed up for the good and bad, sickness and health, richer or poorer. I signed up to love someone through situations my young mind couldn't even fathom at the time.
I used to wonder how people could say they love their spouse more than they did on their wedding day. But now I get it. I think it's because as you walk through life together you realize that love, it's a feeling. However, through every circumstance and every trial you cultivate a new trust and respect for your spouse. It's from that trust and respect that true love grows, because you realize that no other person on this earth ever has or ever will know you so intimatlly. And if that person can love you past the flaws and murk, if they can stand by you through the darkest night, if they can choose to love you at your most unlovable moments, that's commitment,.
I love him more today than yesterday because we have a past, and with Christ as our foundation we have a future.