4.28.2014

X Men




A good friend of our son's was married over the weekend.

As the groomsmen stood to watch the bride and groom cut the cake (on stage), several wedding guests hopped up to get a shot of the groomsmen.  Some of these guys have known each other since second grade.  To see them all standing tall and grown, although a bit rumpled....well, it brought tears to my eyes.

I love these boys and the history they have shared.  Our son is second from the left, the tallest.  He's married, as are two of the other groomsmen.  They know what the groom is getting into.

And when challenges come, as they always do, these young men will encourage their buddy and tell him that no, you'll never completely understand your wife, but you really don't have to.  Your job is to love her anyway.  As she'll need to do for you too, because she won't always get you either.

Such is marriage.

From chubby toddler-hood, to scrawny adolescence, to manhood, our boys grow up.  And by the grace of God, they make us proud.



9 comments:

Mars said...

What a great pic for an X post!

You're my first blog on my blog hop this morning around the A to Z lists and it's always lovely to be surprised by a topic!

Lovely thoughts on the topic of friendship and marriage.

Mars
Curling Stones for Lego People


Mari said...

That's a great picture and I love what you wrote about marriage!

Cathy said...

Love your X. Such a sweet post and awesome picture.

Andrea said...

I love this pic!! It is amazing watching kids grow.

abby@truebeloved said...

I love that you chose this for X. I'm no where near there yet (my daughter's 4,) but with the way she has gone from infant to full out KID in the blink of an eye, I'm afraid it won't be too long! And lovely words on marriage. Thanks for sharing!

Fivehearts Onefamily said...

I like the title with the picture. Creative. It's a neat picture too.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

This photo made me think of my brothers wedding there was a photo taken of him and his groomsmen and they hard all known each over for like ever......

betty said...

This is the best X letter I've seen! I like what you said about them all being there to guide each other than the joys of married life :)

betty

Strahlen Smith said...

What a great X-post! Love the photo and the idea. How clever!

I also love the men supporting one another in the trials of marriage. As a single mom of 5 boys, I know how important the friends we choose can be when it comes to keeping our vows. The Bible tells us, "Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, whoever mixes with fools will be ruined" (Proverbs 13:20). How wise your son and his friends are! How blessed you are. Thanks for following Single Mom SMiling. I'm honored to follow back :)