Wedding Tip or Trick of the Week
Wedding season isn't even in full swing and I can feel it already.
The details, schedules, flowers, dates, fittings, pick ups, deliveries - it goes on.
What I want to talk about tonight is not the fact that planning a wedding is a huge (and equally wonderful) thing, we all know that. The part I want to address is that "it goes on," and on, and on part.
Right now in our lives we're learning the importance of taking a Sabbath every week; and for extended periods of time throughout our life.
Sabbath is defined as:
It's that second of the two definitions that applies to us all.
I'm encouraging all you planning brides and grooms-to-be to take a break. At least once a week, take a night (or entire day if you're daring) off from wedding planning. Tomorrow will always be there to get done whatever was unfinished from the night before.
"But I have sooo much to do!" I don't doubt it; scouts honor.
Life, and God, are teaching me that no matter what I think I can get done, if I don't pause to take a break I'm not really getting as much done as I think. Whether from exhaustion, or whatever else weighing on a person, rest is important. Rest revitalizes, recharges and prepares for the next day/task/event ahead.
And the last thing anyone wants is to get so exhausted they are too tired, or sick, to enjoy the honeymoon.
So, I'll leave you with this: take just an afternoon, to start, with your fiance. Go out and leave the planning binder at home. Get some coffee together, or enjoy a dinner out and take time to remember why you're putting yourselves through all this wonderful work. Recharge your relationship with a date.
Now, go - enjoy one another!
Christine Lee Smith
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