Monday, October 02, 2006

Just Married... <3

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52 days ago, at sunset, Friday, August 11, 2006, M and I became one in a Christian wedding ceremony before God on Grace Bay Beach in the Turks & Caicos Islands. It was a night more perfect and romantic than I ever could have dreamed of. It was straight out of a fairy-tale and my groom was more handsome than any prince I could have imagined as a little girl growing up. The wind and the sounds of the ocean were our music. The sunbathers standing far down the beach and clapping loud enough for us to hear it when we kissed were our witnesses. And the setting sun lit up the sky brighter than any candles. It wasn’t the big fancy wedding I had once envisioned but it was more than I could have ever hoped for: to be marrying my best friend, the person who knows me and understands me and accepts and loves me better than anyone in this whole world, the man who has my whole heart, who helped me through the toughest times and darkest days of my life, who stood by my side through so much more than any man ever has, my other half, my partner in crime is now my partner for life. I am the luckiest girl in the world.

There was so many times in my life that I wondered if I’d ever get to this point. Where I am truly, 100% happy and content with my life. Still, there are problems with health, which never seem to go away, but where my heart is concerned I know it is in able hands. In M, I’ve found more than a husband. I’ve found peace. And I see now more than ever why marriage is to be like our relationship with Christ and his to us. If M and I can love each other this much, how much more does God love us? He has been so faithful!

Still, I know that there will be times when our marriage will suffer trials. It already has in the 2 short months we’ve been married and I truly believe we are stronger for it and will be, come what may. In such a short time, I’ve become a wife and a step-mom, a law student and a newly-baptized Christian. It amazes me that given my past mistakes, God has brought me this far and continues to increase my joy. Nothing I could ever have done could make me worthy of such a reward as His gift of salvation, as the glimpse of heaven I have in my beautiful husband’s deep blue eyes. How could I ever put to words how grateful I am to be where I’m standing? I can't.

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Still, I try... <3

27 comments:

lori said...

How wonderful!

Congrats,

Lori
I have been married to a wonderful Godly husband for 20 years. Enjoy every minute of it, it goes fast.

Gordon Cloud said...

Congratulations. I pray that your life together will be blessed and happy.

Prayer Warrior said...

Hey! CONGRATULATIONS! Great news to share and I'm happy for both of you. I pray that your marriage and love will continue to grow beautifully in the years to come ya. Yeepee! :)

Warmest wishes and many huggs from Little Lammy the Prayer Warrior. ;)

P.S. Glad to know you like the song I have put up on my blog. Thanks.

martie said...

I am so happy for the two of you and of course V too! Congratulations and may God bless your marriage and your time togehter! I hope you see many anniversaries and each one will remind you of just how much in love you still are!!!

Anonymous said...

So much love to both of you.

cybeRanger said...

May Jesus Christ be the centre of your marriage. :-)

Damian said...

Congrats Congrats!! I am so happy for you and I must say I wish you many more happy moments. I will keep you both in my prayers. I am so happy for you, did I say that already (SMILE). Anyways, just keep God in the middle and He will keep you guys glued.

green said...

That is so awesome. I am so happy for both of you! May God continually bless your marriage in both good times and bad.

1) Share your faith. Talk about it. Discuss it. Argue over it. It is the most unifying or fracturing part of your relationship.

2) but

Never go to bed angry at him, nor should he go to bed angry at you.

3) and

Always keep lines of communication open. Talk about everything. Keep no secrets. Be honest with each other. Always. Even if the truth hurts in the present. In the end you'll be glad you were.

4) don't forget to

Admit it when you are wrong. Learn from your mistakes. Grow from them.
But don't gloat when you're right, either.

5) Even though you are now one

Be sure to make time for yourselves occasionally. Don't ignore your space needs just for the sake of being together or making him happy. You can't do it all of the time, anyway. It's not the quantity of time you spend together but the quality of it.

This nickel's worth of advice free of charge from a guy who was married for 9 1/2 years and is now a divorcee. I ignored this advice from time to time and always got burned. You could say that I learned the hard way... ;>)

Sycorax said...

Congrats Nan! I wish you and M a long and "fruitful" life together! Never stop telling each other exactly how you feel, no matter how hard it might seem at the moment, and everything will be fine.

Corry said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! On your wedding, your baptism and all other accounts. We are so happy for you. Praise The Lord!!
May God bless you both and your marriage.

A little late, but there is lots of rice raining down on you both right now.. hehe.

God's Grace.

Nunzia said...

Thank you all so much! Corry, thank you for and KC for the beautiful card you sent! I don't have your email address so I couldn't send one back but please know that that really made my day!

audrey` said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I'm so happy for you, Nan.
Yippee!

God bless both of you =)

Clay Bethelbridge said...

Ohhhhh boy. You look like a very happy couple!!! I wish you both the best!!!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks for this post and Congratulations! It is good to hear of two people so made for each other. I pray God's blessing on your marriage and life together.

Godzheart said...

Wow Nunzia, you look so wonderful together...and God Bless you guys, and stand you up as a couple for His glory.

God Bless

Godwyn Lim said...

Hey sister Nunzia,

You look so beautiful! My belated Congrats! Sorry, I been unwell for the past few weeks, haven't surf or blog much:-)

I'm so happy for you:-) It won't be easy to study & look after your family yet, nothing is impossible for God as when Jesus is for us, who can be against us? Amen?!

I'm encouraged by your ways of life. Just look at the perfect work on the cross, all will be well:-) God Bless!

Live, Love, Laugh said...

congratulations, you two make a beautiful couple!!! May you find Jesus near every day of the year.

naive-no-more said...

Congratulations. What beautiful pictures. It seems like only yesterday that you got engaged though. Time goes so fast.

You sure deserve to be as happy as you are right now.

Nunzia said...

i know it's so true... to think that was 8 months ago (that we got engaged!) It flew by :) But I'm enjoying every minute of it. I wasted way too much time being unhappy before I met M and now I am just too content to let anything get to me. God is so faithful!

An Ordinary Christian said...

Young romantic love - beautiful gift of God. God bless you!

martie said...

Happy 2nd month anniversary! ;)

Lisa Raps said...

Enjoy your new life together!

Bradley said...

CONGRADULATIONS!!!!!!

Pia said...

nan!!! i'm so happy for you. congratulations!!! oh, wow! i've missed a lot. nan, i wish you and M the best in life. God bless you both.

i'm so glad to be back on track.

(((HUGS)))

Queen Mum said...

Congratulations! I have been so busy, and not blogged in a while. It was such a surprise to come here just to see that you have married! I have been praying for all those connected with our little blog group and I must say that this is an answer to prayer. May God bless you both and I'll continue to pray for you both.
Love, Qm

Anonymous said...

Hooray!!!!! :) Love is SO beautiful.

Danielle Kanka said...

Such a beautiful moment! I love this pic!!! You two are great!