The car speeds along, while I slowly consume the Danish landscape. The countdown has begun, and soon we will leave this lovely country, our families and everything we know, to go forth into the unknown, with God and with each other. While I sit here in the car, I am thinking back on the day a month ago, when a new chapter in my life begun - I was married to Aron.
But let us start somewhere else ...
It was a cold and stormy afternoon in Thy, where my friend took me out to sea. We drove out to a small town called "Vårbøre", where my friend parked the car and took me with her on a walk down the pier. It was so windy that the waves were foaming over the pier, and we got wet shoes – but it did not hinder us from continuing the stormy ride out along the pier.
Eventually we came out at the end of the pier, and suddenly I spotted him: a young Dutch man standing at the end, waiting for my arrival. This young man was Aron, and when I saw him, I was so overwhelmed that I could hardly say anything. Instead, Aron took the word: "Edith, you're my best friend! Will you join me and follow God's way "* Aron fell on one knee" will you marry me? ". In even greater enthusiasm, I made my "jump of joy" and replied "YES!". And so it went loose with the wedding planning.
I do not want to tire you with long details about table decorations, food and budget, but instead I'll tell you about how great God has been, and how faithful He's been through it all. You see – it was Him who put the idea in our hearts, and Him who planned the whole thing. All we had to do was to follow Him and His will. Therefore, I thank God for his faithfulness and goodness upon us. Without Him this wouldn't have been possible!
When I, just over five months ago, said yes to Aron, I didn't know what it would mean for me in the following months. But God has truly shown me that NOTHING is impossible for Him! Even in the midst of 3rdg´s (3rd year student in Danish gymnasium) bustle and exam pressure, He was there with His peace. Through planning and relocation, He was there with his surplus and His grace. Through forgiveness and reconciliation, He was there, with His love and freedom. He has always been there and is still with us. All I can say is: "a thousand thanks Dad!".
And so we graduated - In the midst of planning and moving, and then the big day came, which we had been waiting for so long – our wedding day.
There are too many words to describe this day for a single blog post – and since a picture says more than a thousand words, here is a movie that gives an insight into this special day:
I just want to say that the day surpassed all my expectations, and it was like God's gift to us. It was filled with feasting, dancing, singing and joy – and last but not least, it was filled with God's love and presence.
The best moment was when we said 'yes' to each other – before God and before people. This ‘yes’ was indeed the start of our new adventure together with God and with each other – and it is a Yes for life! God has really shown us his faithfulness and goodness upon us in this time - and my hope is that people around us also would be able to experience his love through us.
The adventure has only just begun, and the month that we have been married by now, has gone so fast! Now I can only look forward to the upcoming time where we together with God and one another are going into new adventures – both in the world, but also in life.