Responsibility… To think, I knew what that meant before I got married.
My husband, Clifton, and I said “I do,” on what was the most perfect Fall Saturday last year. Two days later, while eating dinner, we began talking about how it feels to finally be married. We both agreed that it was surreal, exciting, and something else that we couldn’t quite put our finger on. He started to recount moments from our day, like when our Officiant talked to the Groomsmen before the ceremony and when my Father gave him my hand to be married. Listening to him describe these moments, it hit me … that feeling that we couldn’t quite describe was responsibility. Our responsibilities shifted that day. We were no longer simply responsible for ourselves. We were responsible for each other.
Clifton’s vow to me welcomed his commitment to become responsible for our home, our family decisions, and me. My vow to him welcomed my commitment to become responsible for him, maintaining our home, and supporting him in the decisions that impacted our family.
101 days later, I am thankful we discussed the responsibilities of being man and wife so early in our marriage. On our wedding day, our Officiant reminded us that we’ll face challenges and tests. He charged us to not give up, to keep pressing forward, and assured us that with God’s help, we can overcome any obstacle. Recognizing the responsibility that comes with marriage, we’re ready to tackle any obstacle that comes our way, and have a little fun on the journey.
Congratulations Sara and Clifton on your first 101 days of marriage. Click here to view more images from their wedding day.
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