Saturday, January 6, 2007

Three Times A Bridesmaid, Never A...

What started off in the Czech Republic...

(Daniel and Gina, May 2006)


Continued today in Maryland...

(Daniel & Gina, January 6, 2007)


People will sometimes ask me how many weddings I've been in, and after today the number is up to four. Sometimes someone will say in a sing-songy voice, "Three times a bridesmaid, never a bride", but I like to smile and wonder: what happens when it's "four times a bridesmaid, never a..." :o).

(Anne ~ single, Gina ~ newlywed, Johanna ~ married and expecting)

I honestly enjoy seeing my friends get married, even though the sad part is that sometimes they move away, like Gina is. I'm thinking it will be a long time before Gina and I see each other again, although I did make her promise to come to my wedding no matter what decade it is in or how many children she has;o).

But in all seriousness, this post does a really good job summing up what my thought are as to why I'm single (thanks Rach:D) and I truly am waiting for THE ONE and only:). I had a guy ask me this week if I date and I said no I'm waiting for God's choice for me. The world probably thinks I'm crazy and my family sometimes tap their feet impatiently (since I'm the only one *unattached*... puuuleaze:D), but I love the fact that God's got His best in mind for me and that it will all happen right on time and not a minute before.

So until that minute arrives, I am very satisfied being four times a bridesmaid (at least for now:o) and not the bride:). And one definite plus is I get to see how everyone else does their wedding... hmm, perhaps I'll just elope after all. It is so much easier:o).

6 comments:

Abbi said...

Oh, how nice! I love seeing the photos! Gina looks so happy!

You just keep waiting for Mr. Right! The Lord DOES have just the right timing. And I agree...you are gaining lots of great info for when you plan your big day!

Anonymous said...

I've come to the conclusion that I'm happy single... and I'd much rather be a happy old spinster than have a less-than-satisfying marriage. I'm not desperate. If Mr. Right is out there, he'll come find me ;). In the mean time I'll wait and try not to feel like I'm waiting :)

Sweet pics, by the way ;)

Anonymous said...

Keep smiling Anne! God has one already picked out for you...I just know it! :-)

Anonymous said...

Anne, My friend Tina always said "Four times a bridesmaid soon to be wed!" :)

I like how you started the post with the before and afters. That was cute.

~Kristi

Anonymous said...

awww, Gina looks great! :) And I haven't seen Johanna in forever, tell her I said hi when you see her.

Anne said...

Missy ~ I'll let her know! She leaves Monday for South Africa to spend 3 weeks with her family, but hopefully I'll see her at church tomorrow;).