They say, "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride." But in my 30 years it seem it is "always the minister and rarely the bridesmaid," and I'm COMPLETELY OK with this! :D Yes, I have been a bridesmaids in weddings and that is always fun, but it has been an absolute joy to be the one to lead two dear friends in some of the most sacred words they will ever say to one another. One of my greatest joys in ministry is being able to share in some of the most sacred moments people will share together, and this doesn't always include the happy and exciting times, but it is certainly a joy when it does. I am constantly humbled when I am allowed "in" to these vulnerable moments in life and have been thankful I have such the privilege.
Thank you to all of you who have allowed me to be a part of your special day, who have allowed me to share in this joy, and allowed me to lead you in these sacred promises.
(It seems only fitting that the reason I almost missed posting this on time today is because I was at a wedding of a church member tonight!)
Clearly, I don't have any fun at these weddings
Jordon and TJ - April 11, 2010
Keri & Chris (and Arthur!) - May 2, 2009
Josh & Cecily - May 5, 2007
My brother Chad & Sister-in-law Christie - October 22, 2005
Ashley & Brad - June 18, 2011
Jayn & Scott - September 3, 2011
Emily & Jason - October 10, 2009
Jess & Joe - October 4, 2008