Life is Lovelier with Lace, a Kiss, and a Prayer

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“We’ve Only Just Begun” ~ The Carpenters 

🎶 “…white lace and promises; a kiss for luck and we’re on our way!” 🎶

Probably the most popular wedding song of a nostalgic era decades ago – mine!  And The Carpenters were my favorite! Even so, their song was not a part of our wedding.

I don’t know why!

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Probably because our wedding program was already too long. It was critiqued as a musical concert already! The Carpenters, We’ve Only Just Begun, was surely lost in the hustle and bustle of wedding preparation, I guess.

But wonderful wedding song, nonetheless!

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The Carpenters “We’ve Only Just Begun”:

There are so many choices to be made when planning a wedding! Whether you want to or not, you must define your taste in color and style:

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•Where will you marry •Who will marry you •Indoors/Outdoors •Wedding Dress •Wedding party: Who/How many •Wedding Party Attire •Wedding cake •Grooms Dinner

And then there’s the •honeymoon: •Where •How much $$$$ •How long

What about the •Wedding Registry?

Now here was most difficult for me. From college dorm life to, how will I decorate my dream house?

I’ll let you in on a secret: I didn’t have a clue!

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It is interesting, the registry choices that Tim and I made together were, generally speaking, not that far off the mark!

• I still love my China pattern

• I love my crystal!

• I love my lace!

• My stainless steel mixing bowls are as shiny as they were on our wedding day! (…yes, I have used them!)

• My Pyrex mixing bowl (with handle) only left my kitchen a few years ago. I think I gave it up to the thrift store because there was a chip. Or, possibly one of our boys inherited it? I loved it!  Used it ‘for everything!’

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•Kitchen bowls •Bathroom towels •Blankets •Iron/Ironing board. Just not on a bride’s mind on her wedding day. At least, not on mine!

It really is ‘a kiss for luck’ as the Carpenters sang. Unless you have the Lover of All Souls by your side!

And that is why I cherish the Marriage Prayer: a prayer for the wedding couple to the Lover of All Souls. How desperately every couple needs Him as they embark on the everyday of married life.

Please listen to my Marriage Prayer, recited by Bill Pierce, on my blog post, “Life is Lovelier with Lace. . . And the Marriage Prayer”:

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I did not grasp the intensity of this prayer until I was preparing it for my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary!  Tim and I had been married for 24 years at that time. Now I pray it regularly. And our Lover of All Souls, hears.


Life is Lovelier with Lace. . . 

Just like The Carpenter’s 🎶 kiss for luck, 🎶 wedding trends come and go. But there are times when lucky trends just will not do. Maybe that is why The Carpenters never made it to Tim’s and my wedding. We needed more than luck as we began. We needed a marriage prayer to the Lover of our Soul.

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Lace, a Kiss and a Prayer remain:

Lace, my hook and thread

Tim, my husband

God, the Lover of My Soul

And love for all three, they are to me!

~ Debbie Ludvigson

The Ludvigson Lace Lady


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