Family came from all parts and we had a wonderful family reunion after the rehearsal on Friday.
Then came the big event on Saturday. It was beautiful and lots of tears were shed by Mom, (that's me).
|My Children were all in the wedding, the groom in the middle.|
Of course they were happy tears, sort of. I didn't think this would be as difficult as it is. After all, isn't this what we get them ready for - to go off on their own, live their own lives, start their own families?
Really it isn't that I am not happy for the bride and groom. I am. They love each other and they bring out the best in each other. What is difficult are these transitions. It is like you are leaving behind one life and beginning another. Transitions are difficult. You know an era has passed. That's a hard thing on a personal level for me. Even happy transitions are hard things for some of us.
And so, though I should be rejoicing, and I am, I am also struggling with the emotional tumult of transition. I feel bad for my family because I am sure I am a bit salty right now. But salt brings flavor and salt preserves; so perhaps I'm adding something good with my internal wrestling match as it flavors their lives.
I am spending extra time with the Lord lamenting the emotions that accompany transition. I am not complaining. There isn't anything to complain about. Look at this beautiful couple! It is a wonderful thing, marriage.
I am confessing, confessing that I want to be as joyful as I know I should be, but I am not there yet. I am thanking, thanking God for the beautiful bride He has given my son, and the wonderful family He has blessed us with. I am praising, praising God for who He is and how He works all these things for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. I am just resting, dwelling in His presence so that my lament will turn to praise and thanksgiving and contentment and joy.
|Buck and Anna Dunn, married May 11, 2013|
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24
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