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And Then There Was Silence

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Disappointment and Selfishness

I'm sad.

I found out tonight that Clare has this totally amazing opportunity to study at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago next year. It's absolutely fantastic for the Kingdom. Row is doing a summer school thing with CMS in January in Sydney and that's really wonderful as it'll probably mean she can finish a whole semester earlier - which is wonderful! Steve and Melinda (and their 4 children) are going on their annual leave in January and it'll be a real blessing for them as they work so hard for MCU during the semester.

And other people are going on their holidays in January. And there are two other weddings happening for people in overlapping circles on the same day.

And this day is NOT about me. It's about glorifying God.
And it's just one day in my entire life. These people have been there for so many other days previously and will be there for days in the future.
And it doesn't really matter. Not when you consider that it's the marriage that's important, not the wedding.

But as I have a little cry, and ask God for joy and thankfulness, and as I pray for these people and thank God for what they're doing for the Kingdom, Atticus sits on my lap and reaches his paw towards my face wanting my attention and pats.
And I cry a little bit more.

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"Not when you consider that it's the marriage that's important, not the wedding."

I like that you said that. I think so many people make such a ridiculous fuss about the wedding when it's the marriage that's the really important part. If I found a girl I loved who wanted to elope and skip the wedding, I'd probably say, heck yes.

Not that there's anything wrong with having a wedding to celebrate though. Your attitude looks like it's in the right place :)

Edited at 2010-08-05 03:32 pm (UTC)

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