A week to remember
On November 5, 2016 I married Alyssa Beth Spurlock who is a woman that exceeded all my dreams and expectations and who God has given me as my divine help! The Saturday before this, October 29, 2016 was the start of an amazing week which concluded with marrying the most godly women I know!
My father, Blake Cabit, was my best man and he was in charge of the bachelor party! My dad and 13 other guys went to the Charlotte Hornets v.s. Boston Celtics basketball game! My father-in-law rented us a van to take to the game, so we were riding in style! It was a good two and a half hour drive, which was filled with stories about my childhood and my annoying complaining that I did in my high school years to about going to the bathroom driving 70mph in a water bottle that is still being used to drink out of today! As you can imaging I was embarrassed of the childhood and high school stories, and was crying at the end of the other stories by the time we arrived in Charlotte.
We were able to go into the stadium before most people and sit on the first two rows of seating where we watch each team warm up before the game. Then we made our way to our seats which gave us a great angle to see the floor and plays for both teams develop. My dad also got mine and Alyssa's name on the jumbotron during half time, but knowing my life; I was in the bathroom while our names were on the screen (haha)! We were able to get a picture of it; so it is all good! The drive back was long, tiring, but was also fun and once we got back home the count down to the wedding truly began.
The week leading up to the wedding was something that was stressful but also very amazing! Alyssa and her mother did an amazing job getting everything read for the wedding so the week before was still stressful but not as stressful as it could have been. My mom did a great job getting the rehearsal dinner room decorated and cleaned several days before the event. So this week before we were able to truly think about our wedding and what God had in store for this time where Alyssa and I would become husband and wife. Leading up to this day we had done several months of counseling before our engagement and we did five months of premarital counseling. The reasons for this amount of counseling was because (1) we both knew that we wanted our marriage to paint a true picture of God and what He has done in our lives individually and as a couple and (2) we also wanted our wedding ceremony to be a time were God would be glorified as much as possible! Alyssa and I strongly desired our wedding to be a time were people were first in awe of God and who He is and then in awe of what He has done in us.
The wedding day was a day were I tried to keep my calm by not talking to much and just focusing on relaxing. It did not work to well! I started to get really nervous when the groomsmen and I started to take pictures and from then till Alyssa and I walked out of the chapel I was completely nervous. Once Pastor Harold, the groomsmen, and I were in place everything kinda stopped. The chorus of the song that Alyssa chose to walk down to started to play and I looked up and turned my head and saw the most godly, beautiful, amazing women I had ever seen and I was immediately brought to tears. Throughout the ceremony I cried because my heart was overwhelmed with joy and a peace that God was being glorified during this ceremony!
The week leading up to my wedding was amazing! God worked in many different ways that week and now that I look back I am only more taken back by how amazing he is! I am thankful for my dad and all that he did for the wedding and leading up to the wedding. I am thankful for my mom who ran point on the rehearsal dinner which was amazing! She decorated, got great food, and entertained everyone. I am thankful for Harold who shared the same heart Alyssa and I had which was to glorify God with our wedding. I am also thankful for the groomsmen who stood beside me as Alyssa and I became husband and wife. I am thankful for Alyssa's mom and dad for all the did for the wedding. I am truly blessed to be able to call Alyssa Spurlock Cabit the woman that God entrusted to me to be my divine help; my wife.
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