Bolivar MO Wedding - Julie and Aaron
Toward the light, always toward the light. These two know the truth and they walk in it - no, they dance in it. They are the picture of wild sunflowers in a field.
He is courageous. She is eager to follow him. His desire and willingness to serve has only ever been met with a heart like Julie's. She showers people with love from the moment she meets them and the thing you remember about Julie is peace. She is a constant reminder to those around her that He has already given us peace and now we get to live it out.
Their transparency is a beautiful display of the gospel and something that seems to draw people in. They started out on a mission to take the name of Jesus everywhere long before they ever met. And now the site of the two of them living out God's call on their lives is enough to bring you to tears!
Julie didn't want her wedding day to be a celebration of the bride. They wanted everything to be a celebration of marriage. So they gave away all of the flowers - even her bouquet - to older couples who have been married much longer.
It doesn't stop there, friend. They said their goodbyes to their family and friends and it probably seemed like they were driving into the sunset together. But they were just on their way to the nursing home to visit the friends that they have made throughout the years. Their old friends welcomed Julie and Aaron with surprise... sometimes silent surprise.
They listened to the stories. They hugged people who will never leave that home. They were hearers of the legacy that others will soon leave behind. It was only after they had greeted each person that they left for sunset photos.
Always serving. Always loving. Always enduring. They are a picture of 1 Corinthians 13. So as far as a legacy goes? Julie and Aaron, I would say that you are well on your way.