We’re down in Eatonton, Georgia for Kyle’s step-sister’s wedding. Emily and Brince asked me to officiate the ceremony and I am so honored to be apart of their day. In Bittersweet, Shauna Niequist wrote a lot about how out of all the things she gets to do, weddings are her favorite. And after the rehearsal last night, I so agree. There is something so beautiful about wedding days–and not the obvious things. But the promises that are made right in front of you go so far beyond that day, and in a world so full of things to be sad about, weddings refuse to let anyone stay locked up in their inner-circle of distress or turmoil. I treasure that I have the privilege of having a front row seat. And I think it’s perfectly fitting that marriage begins with a promise.
So here’s to a weekend in Eatonton; I think I am going to learn a few things today. And Happy Wedding Day, Emily & Brince.