Amidst the hustle and bustle of happy family festivities that typically come with marriage, bride Abigail found herself entangled in a thicket of worry, a knot of conflicting emotions. With a flood of tears streaming down her face, she's facing an impossible dilemma and after hours of contemplation, she made a brave decision.
Abigail knew that if she cancelled her honeymoon due to the family emergency, she and her new husband would regret it for years to come. What was meant to be the magical start to her marriage was now turned into a bewilderment of hardship and uncertainty.
How, she thought, when the foundations of our marriage start with a storm will we ever stand against anything else? But on the other hand, what kind of daughter puts her wants above her family’s needs?
Her mind was torn between loyalty to her family and loyalty to her new husband. After a long pondering, Abigail decided to put family first despite the difficulty it would bring.
With a heavy heart, Abigail told her husband her decision. As difficult as challenging his own wishes was, he ultimately supported Abigail in her devoted decision. Thinking of the marriage advice that had been given to them time and time again about putting each other first—on this day, Abigail was putting her family above all else.
In parting, Abigail shed a tear and said, “No amount of vacations can ever compare to the love I have towards my family.” Off they went to help with whatever needed in the family emergency.
Abigail packed her heavy heart in knowing she couldn't do both. Though, along the way to making this tough sacrifice she was reminded in how true love can bring out the best in times of hardship. Even if it would mean disappointing dreams of one or two sunsets on the beach and not being able to explore the Mediterranean.