This week, my 7 quick takes are all about weddings, joy and the Bride of Christ since a daughter was married just this last Saturday. In 18 months, four children have been married, two sons and two daughters with a fifth child engaged to be married in the winter of 2014.
my daughter and her new husband
Each time a child stands before a partner and commits their life to them, I am moved, struck to my core, even shaken.
My oldest son helps his new wife down stairs, A daughter was wed last a year ago in March and now has a 6 month old son, Another son and his wife are now expecting their second daughter.
No wonder people cry at weddings. With pride and in awe as we watch our offspring stand on the ceiling of our experience, of all we have taught them. My ceiling is in fact my children’s floor. It is what they stand on as they begin their lives.
I remember the imagery that the Spirit gave me as I became a Catholic.
And even more tears well in my heart.
I stood outside a Catholic Church
on the stone steps
but the door was open.
I was dressed as a bride.
the bride of Christ.