Saturday, April 28, 2012

30 X 30 - Always the Minister, Never the Bridesmaid?

(Following a friend's example, in honor of my 30th birthday I have decided to post 30 things I have accomplished in my life in 30 years.  So for the remaining 28 days leading up to my birthday watch for a new post each day celebrating these 30 things.)

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

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