Watching Ruth get sealed (married) in the temple was such a special thing for my family. Andrew and I kept reflecting on out wedding day and I'm sure many others in the family were doing the same. Ruth is the last and eighth child to be married in the very same temple, and both of my parent's parents were also married there so it was kind of a big deal.
^ ^ Look at how much the Stapley family has grown. ^ ^
^ ^ Hey look at those handsome boys of mine! ^ ^
^ ^ Avery kept trying to pick all the flowers and teaching Zara to do the same. ^ ^
^ ^ All the nieces, minus Hazel. ^ ^
^ ^ Ruth fits right in with the Opie family. ^ ^
If I'm being honest, I was kind of grumpy when Ruth announced she was engaged, and it has nothing to do with Ammon. I was too caught up with the fact that she just turned 19 and only a few months before she said she wanted to go on a mission. The truth is, Ammon and Ruth are just right for each other and this is their time. Their marriage will be beautiful and it was the right thing for them. I know because that's how it is for Andrew and me. There were those that didn't think we were right for each other, but we knew being together was right and that's what is important. We have grown up together, and continue to, and I love Andrew more today than I ever have before. The close relationships in our lives make life so magnificent.
Ammon and Ruth wedding part 1 here.