My my my, where does the time go?
It’s now slightly more than 1 month to the wedding and things are starting to heat up. HY has just finished her exam so she’s now prepped and ready to go. i’ve been semi holding the fort in the meantime, meeting up with the church, the florist, the hotel people all the friends and helpers and sorting out the other little things that crop up here and there.
I know that planning a wedding is not rocket science but it’s really such a mammoth undertaking that it’s more than any 1 mere mortal can take on his own. However when there are two people planning it together that’s when i starts to get interesting.
It’s way more fun, it’s way more frustrating, it’s also very satisfying.
As it says in the book of Ecclesiastes (and i’m taking this verse a bit out of context):
8 There was a man all alone;
he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,
“and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless—
a miserable business!
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
10 If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
It’s always good to have company on the road that you walk in life. Even better that the person keeping you company is not only your best friend but also your soul mate and dearest confidant.
We’ve still got a way to go, there’s all the nitty gritty little things to sort out before we can say that we’re done and sorted through everything. But i wouldn’t want to miss out on any bit of the preparations.
Because we’re doing it together.
[p.s. i know that Ecclesiastes 4:8-12 is often used in weddings though it’s main message is not about marriage specifically but rather companionship. It’s highlighting the importance of friends]