Today we had the pleasure of watching our future son-in-law graduate. He finished well, graduating with honors. Before we know it, we will be seated in a church watching our daughter and her fiance begin their married life together ~ two simple words, I DO, will usher them into the start of their own family.
There's so much I want to say to them. DREAM BIG, and don't ever give up on your dreams. FOLLOW YOUR PASSION ~ it's part of who you are. Treasure each stage of life. They rush by so quickly. Make each other your priority. A happy marriage and a happy home are worth far more than anything you can acquire or achieve. Be kind to each other. Say I'm sorry, and forgive freely. Enjoy each other. Have fun! Work through your conflicts. Don't stay angry. Picture the kind of life you want to have together, then give it all you've got.
I can see that you already have a firm grasp on the practical side of day-to-day living ~ handling money, making decisions, working toward a common goal. I am so proud of the wisdom both of you possess at such a young age.
My prayer is that you will live your lives passionately ~ from careers, to childrearing, to creating a home. It can be drudgery or it can be an adventure. Most days will be a little of both. But I pray that each day you will see the good in all of it, and will one day look back and say, it's been a life well-lived.
I know there are a lot of "unknowns" ahead. But these "unknowns" are really "possibilities". From where I stand, your future together is incredibly bright. As you move forward, know that you always have our blessings, our prayers, our support, and our love.
DREAM BIG ~ LIVE PASSIONATELY ~ LOVE EACH OTHER EXTRAVAGANTLY ~ and ENJOY THE RIDE!
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."