I am so sure you have heard about the Houston woman who recently had a wedding ceremony to officially marry HERSELF. Yes you read that correct, she planned a full wedding for her to say I Do to herself.
Marriage is for TWO not ONE
Yasmin Eleby decided it was time for her to get married so she planned HER wedding. A wedding is a sacred ceremony where a man and a woman commit to a lifelong journey of love and oneness. The missing piece to what Ms. Eleby did was a groom.
I applaud Ms. Eleby for being able to provide for self but I give her a side eye for making a mockery of marriage.
We as women must understand our worth and love ourselves more than the need to have a wedding. When your self worth is tide to material things or even people, you are not truly happy with who you are. Ms. Eleby is seeking attention and validation from others. There is ABSOLUTELY no reason to have a full fledge wedding and there is no groom.
Society has women thinking they are old maids or washed up if they don’t have a man (or love) or married by the age of 40. Society shouldn’t dictate to you what should be happening in your life.
Know YOU. LOVE YOU. Respect YOU.
When I was singing ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ and got to the second verse I was instantly struck with the realization that I am indeed ‘flying!’ I’m doing so many things that I only dreamed about and never thought would be possible. I want to encourage each of you to spread your wings and fly! You are not too old and it’s not too late to try something different, learn a new skill, travel to exciting places, etc…. – Yasmin Eleby
Ms. Eleby is absolutely right about “you are not too old and it’s not too late to try something different, learn a new skill, etc.” what she failed to mention is “while it’s not too late, it’s never too late to LOVE SELF.”
Marriage and true love doesn’t have an expiration date. Don’t rush it and don’t value your self worth on having a man or wedding.
For a marriage to work, it takes TWO people. Marriage is already hard enough but it’s even harder when it’s JUST YOU IN THE MARRIAGE. Don’t fall for societal hype and believe for you to be happy you MUST HAVE A WEDDING.
Happiness starts from within. We wish Yasmin happiness and self love.
What are your thoughts?