Jessica and Gary’s wedding day was a snowy March day in Idaho. But they had such good attitudes about it and their day was beautiful! From their first look, to their ring ceremony after the sealing, everything was perfect. I was deeply touched by some words that were said during their ring ceremony. Gary had an uncle that got up to say a few words and before he even began talking, he got emotional. And so did Gary. His uncle mentioned that he had watched Gary grow up and was so proud of him for turning his life around and being able to get to this point. And then Jessica’s brother-in law got up and talked about the definition of welding, not wedding, welding. Which at first seemed a little silly, but it actually applied. So, to weld is to ‘join together (metal pieces or parts) by heating the surfaces to the point of melting using a blowtorch, electric arc, or other means, and uniting them by pressing, hammering, etc.’ And he went on to explain that this definition really did apply to marriage. That there are times in marriage when we are heated, pressed and hammered, but that that is what unites us and joins us together. Jessica and Gary have an amazing support system in their families and I was so touched to see so many of them give beautiful advice and congratulations.