"She's the one I want to tell everything to. When stuff happens at work, I want to tell Eryn. When something good happens, I'm excited to tell Eryn. I trust her and I want her to know everything," Jesse said as we carved our way through the back hills of New York. "I knew she was the one because I trusted her from the start. I trust her more than anyone. I've never questioned that. It's always been there."
Then Eryn looked at Jesse and smiled.
Life is in constant commotion. The ever-changing winds of culture, media, and power make life feel unstable. Yet, through all the chaos, people luck out and find someone they are willing to commit to.
Doesn't that almost feel like magic?
You look at your person and you think, "Out of all the people in the world, out of all the places I've been, things I've done, things that could have (and should have) happened but didn't, things that did happen but shouldn't have, I met you. And by some stroke of luck, and no small amount of work, we chose each other."
That's something to celebrate.
That's something to commit to.
Not every commitment has to be made in a church or in front of your best friend's aunt's cousin who you never met but REALLY wanted to watch you take out your vows.
Your marriage doesn't have to start in a cathedral because that was your grandmother's dying wish.
You're vows don't have to be read in front of the groom's family that you don't really like anyway.
You don't have to have two years' worth of planning, countless vendors to contact, dresses to fit, cake to taste, or seating charts to make.
Or maybe you do want that. And if you do, drop me an invite because I LOVE a good wedding! It's a party I don't have to pay for.
But maybe you want something different, something quiet, something that's just you and your person and the sky overhead.
Maybe you want intimate and connected.
Maybe you just want to focus on the person you're choosing . . . the same one who's choosing you right back.
Then maybe eloping to a secluded waterfall or a mountain vista or a beach at sunrise is what's right for you.
It's your vows, it's your promises.
You don't owe anyone cake, champagne, or a DJ.
The most important thing for you is to focus on the person whose hand you'll be holding, 20, 30, 40 years from now.
It's the memories you make with the experience you have, not the things, that will make you smile years down the road.
Love is an adventure. Why not start your marriage with one?
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