Been Off the Trail Awhile

Posted: 7th March 2007 by Glenda (and Jack) in love, passion
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Or have you noticed? I had so many things I wanted to say, but life interrupted with far too many important detours.
That’s OK. I’m notorious for berating myself with guilt if I’m not able to follow through on something important. Yet, God often has other things in mind for our schedules, and we need to keep ourselves open.
 
For the past few months, I’ve had the most exhilarating time focusing on our daughter’s wedding this June 2. She hates planning things; I love planning every detail whether it’s for a wedding, a small get together, or a huge community event. Plus, I’m getting to plan a beautiful wedding in a loving environment that I didn’t have.
 
My husband and I married during our senior year in college. To say my parents were displeased is a slight understatement. They felt we should wait until we graduated from college and have good, substantial paying jobs before thinking about marriage. Their focus was usually more on material things than relationship quality. I know parental decisions aren’t easy or foolproof.
 
I wanted to please my parents, but my stubborn streak would not relent. Because we couldn’t agree on any details about a wedding, we finally married with only our two families present. It was one of the saddest days in my life, because I knew I was disappointing my parents so much. Yet, I’m so thankful that God made me stubborn. I have a wonderful husband and have never regretted our marriage in all these 36 years.
 
Weddings should be joyous and a celebration of leaving old relationships and forming new ones.
 
~ Glenda 
  1. Sallie says:

    hope the wedding and all went well.. would love to read part 2 and 3 for passion when you get around to it..God bless,Sallie