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On Fridays, at thegypsymama, we write with gusto, unselfconscious and flat out.
What can you write in five minutes flat?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:


The wedding tent is up.  The tent is decorated....beautifully with decorations we made ourselves.  The rehearsal went well and the dinner after was good.  The bridesmaids' dresses are steamed and hung by the bridal gown, also steamed.

Tomorrow my daughter has an opportunity she will never, ever have again.  She will go as a virgin down the aisle to meet the man of her dreams.  He is the man we have prayed for and she is the girl his parents have prayed for.  The man who compliments her, completes her, and loves her. 

They have the opportunity to have and to hold each other forever. 

They have the opportunity to give themselves to each other completely, fully for the first time.

My daughter has the opportunity to dress in her gorgeous wedding gown and to look and feel the most precious princess in the world and then to be treated as a princess by her man.

Together they have the opportunity to magnify the Lord together.

Together they have the opportunity to start their very own family.

So many opportunities, all summed up in a white dress and veil that symbolize purity, and wedding rings that symbolize eternal love.