"It's for my wedding"

The enormous amount of support that Merinda and I have received over the past seven months has been nothing short of wonderful! Starting with an anonymous gift of $500 and a card that read, “Weddings are expensive, hope this can help :)” to the overwhelming amount of gifts we have already received, to the friends and family that have gathered around us and supported us with prayer.


I’ll let you in on a small tidbit about myself, I struggle to ask for help. Sometimes it may be because I think I can do it best, but more than often it is because I don’t want to be a bother to someone else. I know that I have a task list like anyone else with things to get done. When I have others come to me for help, I rarely hesitate to stop what I’m doing and lend a helping hand. Why I don’t automatically think that others would do the same is a problem in me.

I found that throughout the wedding planning, preparing and in some cases, building, many were glad to help! What I found even more intriguing, was that when they asked me what it was for, my answer caused them to give even more resource to the cause. My answer? “It’s for my wedding.”

As non-intrusive that I wanted to be, saying this phrase brought a response that left me speechless and so thankful! Friends, family, employees of companies became extremely helpful!

With that I would like to again, thank everyone that has come to help and support us from afar. It is truly a blessing to be surrounded by such a loving group of people.


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