And I Did! On 28 July my bride and I walked down the aisle and consummated in Spirit, what had already been consummated in the flesh. We were married. In hindsight, the journey from resolve (in April) to exchanging vows (in July), was short and painless. Once I had made the choice, it became a fixture on my life path as certain as my next birthday.
The real challenge for me was financial. How to fund an elaborate, out of town weekend wedding, in such a short period of time. I was determined not to go into debt. But I was also determined to get married. There was much pressure from friends and family to “just get married in Court”, but I wanted to give my Slinky a wedding she would never forget. One I would never forget. And so the Universe conspired to make it so. Counter-intuitively, I began to give money away. I began to sponsor a community Church from my childhood days, supported other people in their needs, and determined that mine would be as easily met. And they were. The clients came, the work rolled in, and I have had more work to deal with than I could handle (but I did). I have set new standards for myself in work throughput, but more importantly, in manifesting that which is good and desirable into my life. Into our lives. Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. Today that door is wide open.
Surprisingly, the Vows make a difference. Being married feels different. There is a solemnity about making such deep promises to one other human being. I can imagine no greater sadness than to fail to live up to those vows. Seeing her walk down that aisle towards me – radiant like the brightest star on a moonless night – I felt complete. Accomplished. Something magical was happening to me. I was being transfigured into something new. A part of me was dying, but I willingly shed that solitary, single self to become a Husband to my bride.
A new Adventure begins.
Our superb photographer: Rinus Viljoen https://www.facebook.com/rinustgf
Wedding Venue: www.verlorenkloof.co.za