Wedding Highlights (4) – From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and welcome back to the “Wedding Highlights.” If this is your first time joining us, you might want to go back to Monday’s blog so you get the full scoop. If you’re returning, thanks for coming back. Grab your coffee and come on in!

I thought this was going to be the last blog in this amazing series, but I’m thinking there’s one more after this because there were some sweet, sweet moments at the reception, too, and then we have to talk about the happily ever after, right? Okay. Where were we? Oh, yeah, so they both walk back up to Rev. Murray and he talked to all of us for a few more minutes and asked all of us to stretch out our right arm towards them. We all did that, reaching for them as if we could touch them and then he prayed for them and over them. It was beautiful.

Then he had Jeff and Lauren face us again and he began to talk about the breaking of the glass.

Now I have to tell you when they told me at the rehearsal they were going to be doing this, I was a bit mystified. I thought, they’re not Jewish, so why are they doing this. I love it when my ignorance is met with answers when I least expect them. Rev. Murray began to explain the glass in terms of permanence and fragility. He explained that once you break something into pieces, it is not easily put back together. Once you break the glass, you change it forever, just as once you break something, such as trust, in a relationship, you change the form of the relationship, possibly beyond repair and forever. It is to signify how fragile a marriage is and how one little breach can shatter the gift of trust! Do you have goose bumps yet, because I do!

By the time Rev. Murray gave Jeff permission to kiss his bride, he was ready, but he actually hesitated and took her face in his hands and looked at her and then kissed her! And, oh, what a feeling when he pronounced them man and wife and the look on their faces was absolutely priceless, one of sheer joy, utter happiness, pure in the rawest of forms.

Then there were moments of catching our breath and absorbing the euphoria while pictures were being taken. George and I walked around to visit the friends that had come, which were many. It was overwhelming to realize the support that had been with us throughout all the twists and turns of this journey of Jeff’s growth to this point in his life. I know our Father surrounded me during my darkest parenting hours with these people and their encouragement and friendship so to celebrate with them was absolutely amazing and a huge blessing.

The reception officially started when they announced the bridal party, and the parents were announced first. By that time, I had a huge blister on my feet which was threatening to take the smile off of my face so I took my shoes off and held them. The first ones announced were Dave and Pam, the parents of the bride. When they announced George and I, we walked in and I held my shoes up high and smiled easily as we walked to the center and then to our seats.                          

Oh, I better let you go now, huh? So have an awesome weekend and be sure and come back Monday so we can go into the reception highlights and the happily ever after.



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4 Responses to “Wedding Highlights (4) – From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Courtney Deaves says:

    Ahh so much fun!!!!!!

  2. Gail says:

    Loved Rev. Murray. He added so much to the ceremony. What a blessing for Lauren to have him marry them. I have enjoyed all the blogs. Looking forward to the reception highlights. Hope you put in some pictures of all the little ones dancing. 🙂

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