Wisdom Wednesday: Wisdom From Diana’s Wedding
I know you were probably expecting to hear some words of wisdom from my dad today, but he’s off getting the van checked out for our last vacation of the summer. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. Truly, the last time I checked, it felt like summer was just beginning.
These last few weeks have been a whirlwind for me. First, there was uncertainty about me going since my dad developed Covid; then there was uncertainty about whether he would test negative before we all left, and then there was the debate: was it worth the risk of getting sick amongst all those wedding guests? In the end, I believe it was- as I enjoyed a wonderful reunion with all my college family and friends. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since almost everybody has been together in the same room.
I had a wonderful time catching up with old friends and their missionary happenings (seeing as two of my friends serve in Alaska and Puerto Rico.) It is also bittersweet for me for 2 reasons:
- Although I am ecstatic Diana and Casey have found their “happily ever after”, it once again points out what I don’t have and long for in my life- someone to share my life with and lean on when times get rough.
- As valuable as these friendships are, they remind me I don’t have intimate friendships where I live right now. I am struggling to connect with people through my church and community.
This leads me to the reason for this post my bit of wisdom from Diana’s wedding.
Although a majority of it centered on God’s choosing Diana for Casey and Casey for Diana, the ceremony reminded me about the sanctity of marriage and how the husband and wife should be examples of God’s Light to one another. Regardless of status, if you are a Christian, it is your job to represent God’s light and love to those around you. I was delighted at how the pastor also pointed out how valuable friendships can be in developing us during certain seasons in our lives.