We have returned from our honeymoon vacation, relaxed, rested, and having had lots of fun! I can't wait to tell you all about it but thought I should resume our recaps where we left off: the ceremony.
The final "reading" of our ceremony was the closing message, read by Drew. This message was something Bill found while looking through a box of sermons by his late grandfather, the Reverend Albert G. Schofer. The text, hand-written on the back of a church program, goes as follows: Nothing is easier than to say words.
Nothing is harder than to live them, day after day.
What you promise today must be renewed and redecided tomorrow- and each day that stretches out before you.
At the end of this ceremony, you will legally be man and wife but still you must decide each day that you want to be married.
All of us know that you are in love. But beyond the excitement and romance, what is love really? - caring about the welfare of your partner- not possessive- makes burdens lighter- joys stronger because you share them. It makes you stronger because you can reach out and be involved in life in ways you dared not risk alone. May you meet the day by day living as married people gladly. May God go with you.