[I write this in reflection….almost 2 years after…but the date I record is the date of their wedding. It was hard to write about the wedding at the time, for it was a time of such sorrow in our lives, but time and love has brought much healing and joy. Here we are in 2016, looking back with thankful hearts.]
Sometimes in life there are incredible joys. The day you marry your sweetheart is undoubtedly one of life’s most joyous days.
Sometimes in life there is incredible sadness. When someone you love incredibly is diagnosed with cancer. What shocks the heart and brings grief as much as that?
Sometimes in life there are days that have both incredible joy and incredible sadness. On the day Keith and Alex got married our hearts were heavy. Simon diagnosed with cancer just a month prior, and already we knew that he was taking a turn for the worst. He couldn’t be one of the groomsmen as he had hoped because he was in the hospital. We all knew in our hearts on that day that Simon’s time was short and it felt like a heavy burden to bear.
Keith and Alex’s wedding day was like a ray sunshine in a month of darkness. The clouds over our heads and hearts seem to open for just that occasion…and we danced…and laughed…and cheered….and smiled…and danced some more. There was so much love and support in that space. The celebration was incredible.
It was strange to celebrate in such a sorrow-filled time in our lives, but at the same time it was exactly what we needed. Keith and Alex had the most beautiful day. We are so thankful for them and their union under God. We are so thankful for God’s hand and God’s sovereignty.
Congratulations Keith and Alex! May God bless you both!