In good times and in bad…
Maybe it’s because I’m a girl, or maybe it’s because this one weird credit commercial that plays over and over and over again says them, but I was thinking about the wedding vows today. I’d never really thought them through until today… that’s powerful stuff.
It takes a special person to promise to love you and stay by your side even when you’re bawling your eyes out because nothing’s working out right, when you’ve just spent your last dime on the groceries and the kids are grumpy because they’re hungry, when you’re feeling half dead from a fever of 102.7 and the stomach flu, even when it’s not romantic or glamorous or pretty… You promise forever.
That’s love right there.
I find it so comforting and beautiful that Christ feels that way toward us. His church is his bride, and Christians are his children. wow. And he’s perfect and holy, so he’s not going to walk out on us or get a divorce. He’s with us, for better or for worse.
This morning I went out and took pictures of this flower… I’m getting the hang of this SLR thing. All these pictures were completely manual. Focusing, aperture, exposure, everything.
Note- Thank you all who have been asking after and concerned for Xander. Friday we took him in to the vet and he gave Xander a 90% chance of full recovery with the amputation of his back left leg. We are so relieved! The surgery is Monday morning, so this week Xander will be a full time job as he’s getting used to being a three-legged tiger. It will be hard to see him that way, but we are all very happy that he will be alive and (hopefully) make a full recovery.