I came from a background where people do not really throw bridal shower parties, so I don’t know anything about showers except for the kind that I do every day inside the bathroom. :P I used to think that it is something that only rich celebrities do… with naughty activities and naked men coming out of a giant gift box (or a giant cake!).
When I became a christian, I started to see Bridal Showers differently and witnessed how women who loves God do it in a meaningful way. There are games, heartfelt messages, advices and covering of prayers and blessings. I knew in my heart that it’s the type I would want for myself when my turn comes and I’m happy that it’s exactly what my friends did for me too. I prefer small, casual, wholesome get-togethers with food, activities and meaningful conversations. NO male stripper!! Not that I have something against that kind of “fun”, but it’s not for me.
I also think that it’s more fitting to welcome marriage with wisdom, great advice and prayer than a hangover or a one-nighter. There’s just so much about this new season that I am still clueless about. And what a precious way to prepare myself by calling on to God and listening to women who have been there. I got so much handy lessons and I know that the other girls in the room (single or married) have learned too!
We may be in different seasons and stages in our lives but I’m grateful that these ladies have blessed me with their time and their love. My hope is that all of us will find and marry that ‘One’ person (for singles), have cute, little, happy kids (for married) in the future and live a happy, contented life according to His will.