As I’ve looked back on Davis and Sariah’s beautiful wedding weekend I keep thinking about the Father of the Bride (my brother) & his wedding toast.
Now, this isn’t verbatim, but you’ll get the gist of his meaning:
I know Sariah, and she is loving and kind… I don’t know Davis, but I know he makes her happy.
I know Sariah, and she is happy and generous… I don’t know Davis, but I know he makes her happy.
I know Sariah, and she is extremely loyal… I don’t know Davis, but I know he makes her happy.
I know Sariah, and she is intelligent and driven… I don’t know Davis, but I know he makes her happy.
I know Sariah, and she is fun and adventurous… I don’t know Davis, but I know he makes her happy.
I love that my brother can see how happy Davis makes Sariah! Every father of the bride should have this assurance!
But what about Davis?
I see how he looks at her…
I watch as he gets her door…
I see how tenderly he brushes back her hair…
He smiles at her in adoration…
(He is smiling so much that he’s radiating happiness!)
He works to get her to laugh, to make her comfortable, or makes her uncomfortable to get her to laugh!
What does all this mean? ~That she makes him happy, too!
They have enough in common to be compatible and enough different about them to make life interesting!
I have a feeling these two will be laughing quite a bit throughout their life together!
In true Sariah Style they were married on Friday, the 13th…
-proving that their happiness can defy all tradition!
The next morning Davis and Sariah were sealed together as a Forever Family in The Las Vegas Nevada Temple!
“If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by.”—F. Burton Howard
1 Corinthians 11:11—“Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.”
Growing up, Sariah was always looking for adventure…
I believe she’s finally found her grand adventure with an amazing partner to walk beside her.
“We are not two but three—thee and me and God for eternity, a most sacred triangle, a relationship of which we are each a part.”—Ardeth G. Kapp
“Under the plan of heaven, the husband and wife walk side by side as companions, neither one ahead of the other, but a daughter of God and a son of God walking side by side. Let your families be families of love and peace and happiness.” —Gordon B. Hinckley
“Marriage is a gift from God to us; the quality of our marriages is a gift from us to Him.”—L. Whitney Clayton
“Because love is as much a verb as it is a noun, the phrase “I love you” is much more a promise of behavior and commitment than it is an expression of feeling.” – Lynn G. Robbins
“That said, none of us marry perfection; we marry potential. The right marriage is not only about what I want; it’s also about what she—who’s going to be my companion—wants and needs me to be.” -Robert D. Hales
“There is great power in a strong partnership. True partners can achieve more than the sum of each acting alone. With true partners, one plus one is much more than two.” – Russell M. Nelson
I’m so thankful that I was able to witness both ceremonies where they were able to start their own family for both time and eternity.
Congratulations on a wonderful start to your marriage! ~I love you both!
November 21, 2020