I feel so privileged to have been able to spend time in Costa Rica with my close friends Fabian and Vanessa. Having been there just two weeks prior to the wedding on a missions trip with both Fabian and Vanessa, I was able to see once again how they love others and serve the Lord as a couple and as a team. Fabian loves Vanessa and leads her well. Just like the example Jesus Christ gave us. Fabian is gentle, caring and sacrificial. Vanessa loves Fabian and you can see it in her eyes when she looks at him. She serves him, respects him, and follows his lead. She is an excellent example of a Proverbs 31 wife. It is always a joy to be around these two, and their wedding was no exception.
Costa Rica is Vanessa’s home and where she grew up. Her family serves as full time missionaries and loves the community they are in. The wedding was on their beautiful property and made an amazing venue. You could see the mountains just over the hill, and we even received a brief mid-afternoon shower, right on schedule. It came down hard, but only lasted a minute or two. Just after the shower, a spectacular rainbow appeared right over the altar and stayed for the rest of the ceremony. I have been to a lot of weddings, but I have never seen anything like it. It was as if God was showing his favor of this blessed union.
The reception followed with tons of laughter, dancing, and love. I left that night tired, but with a full heart. I am overjoyed that I was able to be there, and be a part of their journey together.