I never thought it would happen so soon. Oh sure, when she was little, we talked about it sometimes. But it was always in distant terms, many years from now. Certainly nowhere near as quickly as it’s happening. For goodness sake, she wasn’t even supposed to date until she was at least 30!
Yet, whether I’m ready or not, it’s happening. The rehearsal is tomorrow and the wedding the next day. My baby girl is getting married.
On the one hand, it’s heart-wrenching. Things are changing. There will not only be an empty room in the house, but an empty place in my heart. The hand-in-hand walks to church will be a fond memory as, two days from now, I walk with her, one final time, down the aisle.
At the same time, it is a joyous occasion. She has found the person with whom she will spend the rest of her life. Her betrothed is a fine young man who we are proud to have join our family.
Just as my amazing wife and I did nearly 36 years ago, they will make promises to one another before friends and family … and, most importantly, before God. And the two shall become one. That is indeed something to celebrate!
Now, if I can just make it though the ceremony with as few tears as possible…
There’s a chance you could be facing your own situation, one far more traumatic than mine. If so, remember that we have a God who is faithful and is always with us. Trust Him.