This afternoon I went with my son and his fiancé for them to have their bridal photos taken and he got to see her for the first time in her wedding dress. It was such an amazing moment as a mom to be there and see him turn around and see the girl he loves in her gorgeous white dress and veil. It was definitely surreal. I’m not sure how else to describe it.
As I watched them with their eyes sparkling, so happy and in love, it was clear that they see only the good in one another. I couldn’t help but think about how great it would be if couples could find a way to always remember how in love they were with each other and then hold on to those feelings for one other all the years of their marriage. Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to somehow bottle that feeling and keep it sacred so it never gets lost?
In marriage everyone starts out so happy and in love with that twinkle in their eye. Then as time goes on…he leaves the toilet seat up…she forgets to put the cap on the toothpaste…couples start to see all the negative in each other instead of seeing only the positive the way they did when they fell in love and decided to get married. Without even realizing it they can let the love they once had for each other get taken for granted and start to disappear…
I suppose that’s one of the reason I love photographs so much. They are able to capture that twinkle in their eye and that smile they give one another. They freeze that moment in time when two people only saw the good in each other. They are the perfect reminder of the love that was once there. I suppose that is why my house is filled with photos of my own wedding day. I want to always be able to look at the pictures and remember that we have the ability to only see the good in each other if we choose to.
“Find someone who isn’t afraid to admit that they miss you. Someone who knows that you’re not perfect, but treats you as if you are. Someone whose biggest fear is losing you One who give their heart completely. Someone who says I love you and means it. Last but not the least, find someone who wouldn’t mind waking up with you I the morning, seeing your wrinkles and your gray hair but still falls in love with you all over again.”
This weekend take the time to look at the photos from your own wedding (if you are married). Notice the twinkle in your eyes and the smiles you gave each other. Then go hug your sweetheart and focus on only seeing the good in them all weekend long…fall in love all over again.