11 Nov 2014

Christina and Eric’s Recommitment Ceremony

What a wonderful thing it is to

11 Nov 2014
What a wonderful thing it is to celebrate love! It’s been just three years since Christina and Eric were married in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, but they just love each other so darn much that they wanted to celebrate some more! For their third anniversary, they invited me to come to Anchorage and officiate a recommitment ceremony for them. We decided to spend a full day outside exploring, riding bikes and hiking and thought we’d do the ceremony when we came across a place that felt just right.
Here are a couple pictures of our adventures in the early part of the day:
Christina standing next to her mountain bike
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Eric and Christina hiking
After hiking through some incredibly beautiful trails, we found a really nice peak that felt really private and had an absolutely stunning view. The ceremony was really touching and it was such a privilege to be there with Christina and Eric as they reenforced their commitment to each other. Their connection is very sincere and they really treat one another as equals.
It’s a beautiful thing.
Here’s a picture of them holding up their rings right after the ceremony. What an incredible backdrop!
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They are very fond of the poem “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver…
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
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