I’m getting married on June 21st. Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year. The day we welcome in the sun, the summer, the warmth and late nights, the joys and times of laughter.
I find it a very fitting day to get married. The longest, most beautiful commitment one can make, made on the longest day. I am committing to love, pursue, desire, and honor a man I love for the rest of my life. And, if I can fully lean into God and pursue a life of repentance, it will make for a beautiful life. I am committing to rising early to care for my family, to staying up late to spend precious moments with my spouse. I am committing to respect my husband in word and deed, no matter what my sinful heart wants to do. I am committing to consider him above myself, and his needs above my own. I am committing to hold hands and hearts, to love fiercely and fight all the selfishness that might want to creep in to destroy our union.
I am committing to celebrating life. Celebrating an amazing man I get the joy and honor of waking up next to for the rest of my life. He is a joy to me. He is a God send to me. I never saw him coming, I never knew God would work it all out this way. And I am committing my life to him, to love him, cherish him, and fight my pride and selfishness each and everyday.
It’s a lofty committment, it will be a long life, and it will be full of joy. And it is so fitting that the longest, best decision I will make will be make on the longest, best day of the year.
Kacy Neinast lives in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a special education teacher and advocate of those with special needs and loves her job. She spends her time running, reading, and enjoying those she loves. Kacy believes in reinventing what it means to be a woman who loves the Lord and longs to help others learn to love the Lord with abandon, freedom, and a greater understanding of grace. She writes here.