i think the little kid in me has a thing for snow sculptures. Cups Full of Wishes had some, and now this... which, for those of you i confused yesterday, Charlie (and his presence at the wedding) is made of snow. like everything else in yesterday's chapter was. you know, just in case it was all confusing. while being (so i was honored to be told) touching.
now, on with the wedding noise...
"Thank you" i whisper softly
to the beautiful man in front of me
with his beautiful heart
and his beautiful virtue
and his beautiful soul
and also to the one beside me
who hands me over to him
so that he can give them all to me
those beautiful things and more
and neither of them say anything back to me
but simply smile at me
so that the next chapter–a beautiful one i have no doubt–of my life can begin
"We are gathered here today…"
one that i struggle to focus on the sound of
because i just want to live it
and because the sound i hear isn't my favorite one
something that the owner of knows
and shares that knowledge of with me as he grabs my hand
and squeezes it
in a gesture of love
and with a plea perhaps
for his love–ME–to be patient
because it's coming
everything i want
i'll get it
if i can just hold on
so hold on i do
until it's time to say
that will be soon now i think
because "I, Edward, take you, Bella, to be my eternal bride. To love and to treasure and to cherish for all time. Through darkness and light, fortune and plight, fullness or thirst… I'll be by your side. Never in front of you, unless to protect. And never out of your sight unless ordered… and never for long even if… because stupid or not–I'll aim for not, always, I promise–you'll ALWAYS hear me. And see me. And know that you are the reason for. My reason for being. My reason for everything… because without you, nothing is all I would be."
and "You'll never be that," i say
and "Never in forever…"
because he never could
and because "Because I, Bella, want to be. EVERYTHING for you… and to… the man I take for my eternal husband. To love and to treasure and to cherish for all time. Through darkness and light, fortune and plight, fullness or thirst… and NOISE… because silence I'll never want from you… or take… and would certainly never order. Or you out of my sight. Which, believe me, would cause you a PLIGHT you can't imagine and never want to…"
and never will
and believe in
so "So, I do, Edward. Want to be with you forever. Loved by and treasured by and cherished by. Whether you're ever stupid or not. And despite the fact that you ever were... when you thought you could make yourself nothing to me. Something that you could–will–never, EVER be."
and isn't now
as he in his everything glory slips another beautiful ring on my finger
with another beautiful smile on his beautiful face
and then holds his beautiful hand out to me
so that i can do the same
give him something too
something important to him
"You may now kiss your bride."
and something that in more than a hundred years
he only ever wanted to give to me
her brain was stuck again... this time on beautiful... but no one minded this time, did they? xo