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The Bride’s Bouquet

Alex's BouquetWe attended a vow renewal ceremony for our friends Livio and Alex at the Abernathy Gardens. What I enjoy most about weddings is seeing how two people commit to each other and confess their love publicly. It is a moment when I also pause to think of the vows I made five years ago.

I didn’t fully comprehend the significance of the promise made on that day until my wedding rehearsal. I was surprised that I was getting choked up looking at Jennilyn as we stood at the altar practicing our vows.

She thought I wasn’t looking at her in the eye because I was distracted by people in the sanctuary, but in reality, I was trying to hide that I was so happy that I was crying.