Wednesday, June 3, 2009

We're getting married!

I have to admit, I think we got a little caught up in all the planning. The flowers, the hair, the party, the stuff you all will love. But last night, we met with our minister and I realized how important the ceremony is. I know, I'm being a little cheesy... but he said he is almost always the last stop for couples for their wedding and that does seem a little silly right? It is the whole purpose isn't it?

So Jarrett and I get to our look-alike Borat minister's house (you will not steal my tears Gypsy!) and sat down for over 2 hours planning the ceremony. (If you see my today, and notice the bags under my eyes, you know why). He lives 45 minutes away and we left at 10:30pm. But it was funny. I was expecting something boring and instead I walked away remembering this wedding is about celebrating, but also about us starting our lives together.

Now, I have some homework to do...and part of that are the readings. One of the readings I have chosen is a poem that my awesome cousin Sarah will be reading. I really wanted her to be a part of the special day and I absolutely adore this poem. I think it represents exactly how I feel about love and makes me a little teary eyed reading it. I thought I would share it with you.

The key to love is understanding…..
The ability to comprehend not only the spoken word
But those unspoken gestures
The little things that say so much by themselves.
The key to love is forgiveness…..
To accept each others faults and pardon mistakes
Without forgetting, but with remembering
What you learn from them.
The key to love is sharing…..
Facing your good fortunes as well as the bad, together
Both conquering problems, forever searching for ways
To intensify your happiness.
The key to love is giving…..
Without thought of return
But with the hope of just a simple smile
And by giving in but never giving up.
The key to love is respect…..
Realizing that you are two separate people, with different ideas
That you don’t belong to each other
That you belong with each other, and share a mutual bond.
The key to love is inside us all…..
It takes time and patience to unlock all the ingredients
That will take you to its threshold
It is the continual learning process that demands a lot of work…..
But the rewards are more than worth the effort….
And that is the key to love.

Author Unknown

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