I read a wedding story last week on Snippet and Ink that really resonated with me. Ryan, the groom, had been battling with cancer for several months before he proposed to his bride Bethany. They planned to prolong the wedding planning until after all of his treatment was finished. However, after several rounds of treatment and surgery, his cancer was deemed untreatable, and they decided to plan their wedding while they still had time. As it turned out, he was able to make it to their one month anniversary. It is a devastating story (believe you me I did some crying), but what was so amazing to me was how positive Bethany was throughout the whole process. Her strength was inspiring and made me realize how easy it is to get lost on the things that don’t really matter. Ryan and Bethany felt so lucky just to be able to celebrate their love for each other. To make it to one month as husband and wife. I often get caught up in the little things (both when I was planning the wedding and in my normal life) and this story brought me some clarity. Bethany, you are stronger than I will ever be.
If you have time, you really should go read her story and see more of the beautiful images. Fair warning that they may make you cry.