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Mt. Shuksan

Almost one week in

A week since I've written, and what an amazing week! The wedding Sunday was such a fantastic celebration that wasn't just about our vows—it was about being invited into a story larger than ourselves, the very story we were created for, and the love and commitment our Bridegroom and King lavishes on us. Though we'd have chosen other circumstances, we agree that moving the wedding was the very best thing we could have done, and we were tremendously blessed by God, family, and community.

Married life? Good. Extraordinarily good.

We've been able to both head back to work (our honeymoon is at the end of the month), get barlow_girl mostly moved out from her old apartment, swap out a new bed for my old futon, and start finding rhythms and routines for life together. We've also had time here and there to spend with friends, which can often slip off the radar at the beginning of a marriage.

And there's more, more, and so much more. We know we're only at the beginning, but it feels good to learn how to love, honor, and serve each other. Even when it's tough, it's unquestionably worth it. And for my part, I've noticed a much clearer sense of perspective—spending time on the people and things I value while letting the rest slip into the background. Things won't always be this clear, I remind myself, so it's a good time to celebrate, enjoy, be thankful, and build for the future.

Comments

Love your description as part of a bigger story. Really brings to the fore that the Unseen and What Shall Be are close behind the visible scene of things. All good.

:o]
yay - i am so glad for you two. congratulations again.
Congratulations!!!

May grace cover the details of each day! May Jesus be present in every moment and create in you two the mystery of who He is.
Not to sound too holy joe and all, but I'll pray that it's always good for all concerned parties, etc.
I'm jubilant for you two.
Beautiful!
Congratulations, Kemo. I want to hear all about it! :)
Congrats!!!

Hey, if you want some good tips, read my notes from the marriage retreat.
http://33shadow.livejournal.com/205839.html
http://33shadow.livejournal.com/206106.html
http://33shadow.livejournal.com/206999.html
http://33shadow.livejournal.com/207156.html
http://33shadow.livejournal.com/207435.html
http://33shadow.livejournal.com/207980.html
http://33shadow.livejournal.com/209275.html
http://33shadow.livejournal.com/209853.html

Don't forget to pray separately, then together. Each of you needs to pursue God, and together you need to pursue God. It's one of those "the two shall become one" things. :D
:)

Marriage IS good!
Congratulations :-)