I am not sure what I enjoyed the most out of my brother's wedding last weekend...quality time with my husband and kids, great memories with my whole family, or the "3 Rules of Marriage" Wedding Ceremony.
Oh, who am I kidding... the Wedding Ceremony. The Irish Catholic Priest had a great Maine accent and a surprising comedic humor. It started out familiarly with Readings, Prayers, and my brother and his wife kneeling, kneeling, and kneeling some more.
Then the Priest spoke about his 3 Rules of Marriage, and this is where the good stuff began.
1- Forgive your spouse.
"If your spouse is truly sorry for something, and asks for forgiveness, then they shall be forgiven by you."
2- Don't go into your Marriage thinking it is 50/50.
"Don't go into it thinking everything is 'supposed' to be equal. Then you start keeping tabs..I did this, they didn't do that... and you both get angry and you should be giving, not keeping score."
3- Don't air your dirty laundry in public. (my favorite)
My husband starts elbowing me on this one. I can't imagine why? Well, honey, I am truly sorry for every time I made a joke about something you did to all my friends, so I shall be forgiven, right?
|What I have learned:|
There is usually only one person at a party
a lampshade on their head
Then my husband whispers, "You think he has been married?" I responded, "No, it's all the marriage counseling he has done!"
I don't think there was a dry eye in the house, and as my husband and I were holding hands and I had my head on his shoulder, it was a nice reminder of 3 things we needed to remember.
So best wishes to my brother and his new wife, and all the couples that were there who took something meaningful away from their ceremony....