First, you will fill the hourglass with sand. You each have your own color or colors. The sand represents who each of you are now. That includes who you were before today. Essentially, it’s everything that has made you who they are today and what makes you ready to take this next step into marriage. As the sands intermingle with each other as you pour them they will never be able to be separated. That’s how love works. Love exists in itself and continues to take on new meaning as we experience and give it our personal meaning. The hourglass is an enduring symbol of time. It will now become an enduring symbol of your love and marriage. Each time you turn it the sands will become more intermingled. It’s one of those hypnotic actions you can get lost in. You can dream of what will come and what you will continue to make of the love that you are as individuals a how you will continue to compliment each other. Perhaps it will remind you of today and your hopes and dreams and belief in your choice to stay together bound by love. Perhaps it will remind you that “this too shall pass” - because life, and love, and marriage is like that. It has ups and downs and will turn you around more than once. But may it always remind you of the perfection of this very moment on this day.
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