I'm attending the wedding of a family friend today. Those can be a little hard sometimes, seeing what I pray for happening for someone else. I work hard to focus on the joy of the couple, praying for their love for each other to grow and deepen & for them to place the Lord first in their marriage. I listen for my favorite songs on the dance floor. Today, I especially am looking forward to dancing with my dad, he's a hoot! And the people watching is always great fun!!
What do you do when you're attending a wedding to "cope"?
How do I "cope" while attending a wedding? Well, I stuff my feelings during the wedding and then drink myself into a blackout during the reception. OK, so I'm kidding.
I tend to try and focus on the couple getting married and praying for them, which you alluded to. I also find hope in the wedding to think that it could possibly be me up there one day in the future. Like you mentioned as well, I try and have a good time at the reception and get out on the dance floor and dance. If there are any single ladies there, then a good hunk of time is spent on conjuring up the guts to ask them to dance. *l* As with anything, the more time spent on praying for others, generally helps to cure time spent thinking about oneself. God bless you in your time at the wedding, Melanie.