Monday, December 22, 2014

An Evolving Vessel of Their Mutual Love

This last Saturday (12/13) I officiated Elizabeth and Sergio's wedding ceremony at the Petroleum Club, in Dallas, Texas. Here are the personal remarks I shared with them and their guests:

Elizabeth and Sergio exemplify the new interconnected world we live in. This sentence, in which Elizabeth recounts their first interaction would not even have made sense just a decade ago:
"Sergio had “friended” me before we even got to Texas so I already saw his photos of his killer smile and sweet eyes and I was sold without knowing much else."

Now lest you think that this couple is shallow, listen to the rest of what she says:
"Lucky for me, behind the smile and sweet eyes was much, much more than I could ever ask for. I was excited!"

When they talk about each other, it is clear that Elizabeth and Sergio understand that they need to not only nurture and care for each other. They know they need to nurture and care for that third entity they are creating today, their marriage itself. They did not start thinking or talking about this today or yesterday either. As Sergio recounts, "Since the first day we started dating, we would talk about the future and what we would like it to be like." And they know that this future, the future of what they create here today, will be a bright one. As Elizabeth confidently predicts, "We have been through many personal journeys but I know this will be the greatest yet."

Now, you might legitimately ask, where does this confidence comes from? How do they know that this will be the greatest journey yet?

Well, that is the beauty of the special bond these two have forged. As Elizabeth says in one simple sentence about their journey thus far, "Our relationship grew, as did we." You see that simple sentence contains a deep deep truth, that Elizabeth and Sergio have followed, and continue to follow. Just, as we are not products of intelligent design, so it is with our relationships. Just as we evolve over the years, so must our relationships. Building a successful marriage is not about reaching this or any destination. It is about building the vessel of mutual love, that with each of us will continue to evolve.

That is the great truth Elizabeth and Sergio have lived by, since the day their relationship began. That is the truth they take with them into their next great adventure - this marriage. That is how they know that the best is yet to come.

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