March 25, 2012

Celebrating The Ties That Bind

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary. I am so blessed to have him in my life---he's my biggest fan and gave me three beautiful daughters (and so much more).

I wanted to share a poem my lovely cousin on my dad's side, Marty Silverthorne, wrote for our wedding day. Previously, I shared one of Marty's poems here.

Wedding Song
by Marty Silverthorne

Tia and Ed,
you have begun the wedding walk
down the aisles of history
into candlelight and wedding promises.
The sun celebrates in circles;
the river writes a symphony on the shore.

We have come to witness
whispered wedding vows
under the Carolina sun.
God will bind you in marriage
as you exchange gold inlaid promises.

As you adorn each other with wedding rings,
white doves begin to sing;
the Pamlico echoes amens.
White rays of a wedding sun
praise the way this union has begun.

Sun and moon of ten thousand faces
guide these newlyweds
through the flames of summer,
warm them through their first winter.
Stoke their hearts with love, honor, and peace.
Let happiness fuel their longest season;
lace them together in a testimony of love.

God bend these syllables into blessings,
turn these words into armor
as Tia and Ed accept their charge.
May these words fill life's darkest spaces
like the river's reverent whispers.

Tia and Ed,
as you walk towards your wedding sunset,
let the golden rays guide you,
the river's music soothe you.
As you leave this chapel united,
trust the sacred sun and rippling moon;
waltz through this world in white soled shoes,
dance beyond the boundaries of time.

I hope everyone had a lovely Sunday. Please tune in tomorrow for my #writemotivation update.


Sarah Tokeley said...

Happy Anniversary. Hope you had a wonderful day :-)

Elise Fallson said...

<3 Happy 17th wedding anniversary! And what a beautiful poem. It's so important to celebrate these milestones because they are precious. Hope you had a wonderful time! (:

Nicole Bandes said...

I hope you had a truly wonderful day and 17+ more years of amazing wedded bliss!

Tia Bach said...

Sarah, Elise & Nicole - Thanks SO much!