Hello and Happy Valentine’s day!!
I want to thank all you married couples out there for believing in love. For believing in each other.
This weekend at mass, the priest gave an amazing homily about things not being possible until you actually believe they are possible.
Believe God will take care of you and He will.
Believe you can climb a mountain and you will.
Believe you will be true and faithful to your spouse and you will.
After the homily, the priest asked all the married couples to renew their wedding vows right then and there. The elderly couple sitting in front of me reached out to hold each other’s hand. All the married men in the church spoke together, promising their love and everlasting commitment to their wives. Then all the married women in the church spoke together and promised their love and everlasting commitment to their husbands. It was all I could do to keep the tears from streaming down my cheeks.
I felt so overwhelmed (in a good way) to be surrounded by so many people who believe in love. Who believe in their spouses. I see this kind of love and commitment at every wedding I photograph (and yes, I tend to tear up during their vows, too), but to hear a hundred couples renewing their vows – after having been married anywhere from a month to 50+ years – is really an awesome experience to witness.
So thank you again to all you married couples for believing in love. For believing in each other. You make Valentine’s Day ‘love’ly. :-)