Cherish the moments you create with those who are dearest to you. There will be days when you want to shed tears, but remember of all the people who have supported you until now. There will be days when you wish to harden your heart—stay still and pray.
Maybe you’re growing old (perhaps, wiser). Now that you’re reaching an age that is closer to 30 than 20, you begin to realize the value of every second. Every opportunity you have to celebrate the love of a couple is another opportunity to renew your faith in companionship and humanity: Despite the climbing divorce rates and dissolving marriages in our modern society, there is hope!
Marriage is about trust, growth, refinement, and the opposite of an easy journey. However, with the pain comes gain. Love transforms and evolves from physical intimacy to emotional intimacy to friendship to partnership. Love is a funny, mysterious thing that no one truly understands, and such may be the beauty of love.
Relinquish your fear of being hurt while falling in love. You have loved—let’s work on removing the “d” from “loved.” Do not let the past prevent you from embracing the hidden joys of love. Move forward with confidence, knowing life is meant to enjoy to our utmost best.
Here’s a cheer and toast to Mr. and Mrs. Chen! Your wedding was a beautiful one—my heart was full and merry.