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Just A Longer Wait With Thee

This entry goes into my little corner for <a href="?/her/her.htm">her</a>.
We've waited a long, long time to get married. Ten years. The past month or so our dreams came closer to their realisation, with us discussing the possibility of getting married over the summer when I got home. My heart thumped with anticipation. Sure, I was a little frightened, but the thought of me starting a new life with you was nothing short of exhilarating. We'd get the paperwork done, and hold the church wedding when I could afford it. Maybe a year later. I'd legally be your husband, and you'd be my wife. I've waited so long for this. I could almost taste it.
After praying about it we came to the conclusion this morning that having the church wedding and legal paperwork together would somehow be more pleasing to God. There was a greater sense of peace that came with this decision, and at the same time it was a source of pain. It would mean that we'd have to wait at least another year. At least.
Even though the dashing of the hopes we held these few weeks proved painful, it feels good that we are willing to do what is right in His eyes above our own wants. Your willingness to submit to God only reaffirms my determination to marry you some day. Thank you for not being bitter about having to wait, even though I know that it's as hard on you as it is on me. On so many levels, I know what the Lord must feel like waiting for His bride to be ready for His reappearing.
I want our marriage to be perfect – a small reflection of how Christ loves His church.
<strong>Update</strong>:
After reading the aboved entry I find it reads rather incoherently, proving only what we already knew: blogging while having a huge headache is not the best idea. Here's the main idea.
<blockquote><li>We wanted to be registered as a married couple this summer when I got home from school. The church wedding ceremony would be held at a later date when finances and circumstances were more suitable.</li>
<li>Our anticipation grew as we approached the realisation of this long-awaited dream</li>
<li>After praying about it, we gathered that it seemed more pleasing to God that we do the legal registration along with the church wedding</li>
<li>That would mean we would have to wait another year, at least</li>
<li>*deep breath* We decided to wait.</li>
<li>It seems a heavy price to pay for this lesson in obedience.</li>
<li>His ways are higher than our ways. I know that the dying to my own wants will make me a better husband, a better companion for her.</li>
<li>I press on, but only by His strength. The burden is too heavy for me to bear.</li>
<div align="right"><em>May 13th, 3:17am</em></div>
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