Friday, December 6, 2013

Wedding Bells Rang

And now at last they were 
beginning Chapter One
of the Great Story
no one on earth
has ever read
which goes on forever:
in which every chapter is better
than the one before.
-C.S. Lewis


It was one of those days that in itself felt so normal... so calendar-page. November 16. Sounds like a routine enough day, but it wasn't. Not for me. That was the day my Great Story came alive.

November 16 was the day the books were opened and Someone read: Brin, Wedding. As if those words had been inscribed on that day since the beginning of time. I felt it, too-- that the day was eternal... set-- and all I had to do was step into it. Live it. Walk it. Watch as the leaves and lake and lights blurred with cake and champagne and clapping to make a Wedding Day.

Josh and I were married at sunset in a simple but beautiful ceremony alongside a brooding, leaf-littered lake. It was everything and nothing I imagined. And I can't describe to you the emotion of walking down that hill toward him-- three bridesmaids behind, a clutching of roses with, a lifetime ahead. 

We're settling in, now, and discovering all those things newly married people do: books owned in duplicate, childhood Christmas ornaments, the rhythms of someone so close but not you. I adore every minute. 

Thank you for the happy wishes. More soon. --Brin   xoxo

30 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Bless you both, Brin. I'm so happy for you! Twyla

Melodee said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your new husband!

Adrienne said...

Congratulations, my friend. I can only imagine how lovely your special was. I'm SO happy for you!
~Adrienne~

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Congratulations and much love and happiness to you.

FlowerLady

Trudy said...

Congratulations! Sounds so lovely. May God bless your life together.

vintage girl at heart said...

I have been thinking of you and wondering how y'all have been.
Congratulations on the rest of your lives twogether!

Chanda said...

So Happy for you. Glory Be.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! The wedding sounds beautiful.

Rebecca

Tammy said...

God bless you both now and always. May you know every possible joy together!

Anonymous said...

Brin, I just checked in the other day to see if there was an update. Congratulations!! I think fall weddings are the most beautiful...wishing you all the best, and looking forward seeing more of you here. Love your sweet blog! ....Lisa

Christine said...

Congratulations! I wish you a long and happy life together. Sounds like the wedding was beautiful.

Jacky said...

Congratulations. To happily ever after...

kerrie of sea cottage said...

It looks magical and you are so ethereal in this photo. I love your words and the C.S Lewis quote...you remind me of how I felt when I married my prince 25 yrs. ago. Wishing you 'happily ever after' xo

HollyM said...

Wishing you many blessings, and many happy years together. We patiently await more details.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Congratulations! Hope your first Christmas together as a married couple is merry and bright! Blessings to you!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I've been waiting for this happy news!!! Congrats!!! Can't wait to hear about you new "Not so messy life" adventures! I'm over the mon happy for you!!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Congratulations Brin to you and your beloved.
May you have many cherished days together.
-blessings, Pat

Heather Keno said...

Congratulations!!! It brings much encouragement to me to see how you have shared over the years how God has blessed you and lead you to where you are now. Wishing you two all the best!

sister sheri said...

Congratulations! God's greatest blessings on you both!

Elenka said...

I don't know…I left a comment a few days ago, don't see it.
Just wanted to tell you, as a loooong time follower, that I wish you both the very best!!!!! Congrats!!

dawn koleszar said...

Pics, please! You have such a beautiful way of speaking, congratulations on your lovely new journey..

dawn koleszar said...

Please you on your lovely new journey!

Veronica said...

Congratulations!

Sue said...

So happy to see a post from you! Thanks for sharing this wonderful day! It is always so awe inspiring to KNOW that He has known what each day will bring while we spend so much energy worrying, preparing and wondering if what we dream will ever be. May each day be a celebration of your beginning together! Marriage is such a wonderful gift God has given to us.

Betty said...

Congratulations, wishing you much happiness! God bless you both!

D. Collins said...

Oh my goodness Brin, congratulations! I've been following your blog for many years & I don't think I've ever left a comment, but this time I had too! Good things come to those who wait! Was Millie a flower girl/pup? All the best to you and your husband! Donna from NJ

Rebecca said...

I am just so stinkin' happy for you! I can't wait to meet Josh!

Lallee said...

So very, very happy for you, Brin. Wishing both of you God's very best blessings for your marriage, and I know He has already begun just that.

jAne said...

... and life began. truly.
sweet blessings to you, brin & josh :)

Brin said...

Thank y'all so much! :) So much happy around here. <3

D. Collins- Yes, Millie was the "Best Dog". She was PERFECT the entire wedding until we ran through the lines of people on our send off. She broke away from my brother (her handler) and ran after Josh and me, trailing her leash behind her. When we sent her back she started crying. :) Needless to say, we were all thrilled to be reunited after the honeymoon!