Saturday, April 28, 2012

What it means...

I was driving to work the other morning and heard "Woman Like You" by Lee Brice (what can I say, I'm a country fan) and it brought tears to my eyes (okay, so that may be due in part to the hormones... can you say sappy preggo?) but it definitely got me thinking about this blog posting by Rachel Held Evans.

Marriage to me is so much more than a fancy-schmany wedding day.  It isn't about the cake, the dress (mine is still hanging up at my mom's... right where I left it after the wedding) or the cutesy photos (although, they are a lovely keepsake).

Marriage is what comes after 

It's two people creating a life for themselves; lovingly, respectfully and thoughtfully. 

It's having the most desirable person in the world as your best friend.

It's sharing your life with another (and maybe add a few more to the mix?)

A marriage doesn't last longer because you took out a mortgage to pay for your wedding.Your love isn't stronger because you crafted the wedding of the century.

You might blow away your guests with your impressive style and awesome taste... but at the end of the day, you're not going home with them.

How Do You Want To Be {Remembered}?

Gender aside, when I listen to this song I find myself nodding along and thinking "yes, that is how I want to be remembered".  
For the person I was, not the things that I had.

Emerson Drive - Good Man

What song speaks to you?  How do you want to be remembered?