Wedding Weekend

The wedding was the reason we were there… Not our wedding. We took care of that almost 41 years ago. Nor our kid’s wedding either. They’ve been ‘hitched’ over ten years already. Where does the time go?

Our nephew’s wedding was on Sunday. We flew to Colorado on the Friday before. We saw some of the sites, visited with family and friends and enjoyed a wonderful wedding. A good time.

To me, viewing from the seats, one of the wonders of the weekend, was how this event was successfully pulled off – finding the venue, choosing the food, the ceremony, rehearsing, the Saturday picnic for us out-of-towners, the music, the photography, the reception, the dancing. All of the things that needed to be done got done and a good time was had by all. I’m sure it was a stinkin’ lot of work by a lot of people. Obviously a team effort.

The other wonder of the weekend was the weather. Since Plan A was to have the afternoon ceremony under the glorious Colorado sky, we closely watched the weather. The weather pattern leading up to the big day went like this: in the morning, sunny, beautiful blue skies, clouds building around noon and then thunderstorms later in the afternoon. Hmmm… There was a wee bit of weather worry among the folks to be sure! I’m here to tell you that on Sunday afternoon the weather was glorious. When the storm did come we were safely in the shelter of the reception hall.

Now at this point in the blog one might expect a whole thing on the meaning of marriage. You know, something like… A successful marriage, like this wedding, takes a lot of work and it’s a team effort. No doubt. Or, like this wedding, marriage may be stormy at times. All too true. And then, marriage can be a great time just like we had this weekend. Amen to that!

Unlike this weekend’s wedding, the work continues whether one’s been married 41 years or 41 minutes. However, there will be no preaching from me today. I’ll let the apostle Paul wrap this one up with some words for living, including marriage, that we heard during the ceremony.

“… then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking only to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Philippians 2:2-4


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