This is part 3 of an eight part series – Reflections for a Bride
The showers are over and your special day is almost here. You are excited about how the wedding plans are all coming together, and that you are able to check things off on your ‘To Do’ list. Everyone around you is full of anticipation for that moment when they see you walking down the aisle, with eyes only for your bridegroom standing at the front of the church.
For you the anticipation has been building since the day he told you that he loved you and wanted to marry you! You could hardly wait to spend the rest of your life with him, and it seemed so very far away. There were so many decisions to be made, details to be planned, and people to see. Now you are almost there! You are counting weeks and days, no longer months or even years.
But there is one more feeling that perhaps you weren’t prepared for. Your parents may be grieving because they know that although you will always be their little girl, you will be a wife first.Whereas you can hardly wait for your wedding day to arrive, there are times when they wish they could make the clock stand still. When someone asks how you are doing, your face lights up as you talk about him and your future together. You are looking forward to being a wife, taking care of him and being there for him. Your energy goes into communicating with him, planning for your big day, and being ready to set up your new home together.
It can be seen in the little things, when you get a letter in the mail, or a message that he called, how your heart leaps towards him in eager anticipation of what he said. And yet at the same time, there is that little nagging doubt in the back of your mind. Will I be a good wife? Will our love grow stronger with each passing day?
As you spend hours planning and getting ready for your wedding day and your marriage to this amazing man, enjoy the journey, these last days of singleness, and anticipate all that God has for you and your life together with your husband.