Monday, February 23, 2009

Dose of Humility

Random #12 - I'm an extremely sentimental person.  

I always have been.  My family used to make fun of me because, often in the middle of dinner, I'd start talking about how we're so blessed and how I am so grateful that we all enjoy each other and yada, yada, yada.  

However, this weekend took it to a new level.  We had our very first of the wedding festivities (not counting the awesome surprise fiesta thrown for us by our sisters and two of my best friends) in Augusta.  Now I came out of the womb with a loud voice and an often attention-seeking personality, I can admit.  So I've never had an issue with all eyes on me.  But this weekend I was completely.....overwhelmed.  In a great way.  

Naturally, I think we all have to face the battle of the "it's-all-about-me" syndrome.  In fact, it is not about me.  None of this.  But our human nature tugs strongly, constantly causing me to forget this.  I've walked with friends through the whole wedding process, where I'll gladly do anything for them because this weekend is all about them and their union to each other and to God, and goodness knows that I don't want any more stress added to their plate.  But when the tables turned this weekend, I got all choked up.  No one would let me touch a thing.  

- Can I get your coat for you?  You're first in line for the food, Molly.  Here are all these gifts for you and Jamie.  We've been up since 7am getting everything ready for this shower for you.  We're just so happy for you and we love you both.  What time do you need to be ready and what can I do to help you? We cleared our schedules and drove 5 hours to be here because we wouldn't miss this.  - 

It was amazing.  Amazingly humbling.  

And this weekend was only the beginning.  We're 2 months and 2 days away from the big day.  I can't wait to marry Jamie Hargather.  And I'm so grateful for the friends and family that we are blessed with and the great God who loves us enough to satisfy us in Him alone.