Blended Family Unity Sand Ceremony 3
Today, Bride and Groom are making a lifelong commitment to share the rest of your lives with each other and to honor your son as well. Your family relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these individual containers of sand; one representing you Bride, and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, one representing you Groom, and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be. Your son will share in this marriage as part of the family being joined. The gathering of this new family will have a deep influence upon them. We realize that in order for the home to be a happy one, it is essential that there be love and understanding between the children and the adults being married. As you each hold your sand, the separate containers of sand represent your lives to this moment; individual and unique. Each one holds its own unique beauty, strength, and character. They can stand on their own and be whole, without need of anything else. However, when these three are blended together they create an entirely new and extraordinarily more intricate entity. Each grain of sand brings to the mixture a lasting beauty that will forever enrich the combination.
We will begin with a layer of neutral sand which symbolizes this marriage that is grounded, as God has set the foundation.
Bride and Groom, please pour the sand into this common container to symbolize the union of your lives.
You may now blend the sand together symbolizing the uniting of Groom and the two of you into one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage and your family be.
As you now combine your sand together, your lives also join together as one family. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be a molding of two individual personalities, bonded together forming one heart, one love. The life that each of you experienced now, individually, will hereafter be inseparably united, for the two shall become one family.
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