Congratulations to the Newlyweds Ryan and Briana!
Even though it was such a big surprise for everyone to find out that Briana got married, it really looks as though they are both very happy and seemingly blessed to have each other. Even though it seemed as though Vicki wasn't initially very pleased about Briana's marriage announcement I'm sure that she will warm up to the idea and her new son-in-law Ryan eventually.
I think that Briana is a very smart girl. I must say it's unfortunate that some people do tend to frown upon the whole idea of young adults getting married now days. I believe that if the right people, at the right place, at the right time have been blessed with the opportunity to cross paths, fall in love, and have the chance to grow with each other together in a happy, healthy, loving marriage that it can truly be the most amazing, lifelong, unbreakable bond that two souls can share. I say follow your heart and go for it!
Yes, everyone makes mistakes in life, and some marriages just don't work out. Even if it wasn't meant to be in the long run, I believe that every experience we share with another (whether it be good, bad, or indifferent) ultimately molds us into the person that we were meant to become. I think that Briana and Ryan did what they felt was right and I say kudos to them!!!
Who is anyone else to judge the measure of the happiness in their life, if not to have their own judged in return? Life is all about experiences, life lessons, and growth. . .and if you are fortunate enough to have found that one person in your life to be your ROCK as you climb, your FOUNDATION if you fall, and to always be there by your side through it all -- you are the luckiest person on earth I would say.
True, unconditional love is priceless. Money, success, and material things are just that. . .Material things. . .dust in the wind. As easy as it comes, it can go just as fast. Life goes on. If you are lucky enough to have been blessed with that "one person" in your life whether it be a spouse, significant other, parent, sibling, son, daughter, or best friend who will always be there by your side through the good, the bad, and the most difficult of times of your life no matter what, you truly have it ALL! Life is a journey, not a destination, and if you are fortunate enough to be able to have at least one co-captain along with you for the ride. . .just throw life in cruise control and enjoy the ride.
I'm so happy that Briana found that one person in her life. Ryan seems like a nice, honest, and honorable man. I think that any man that is a good enough man to serve and stand by his country, is a good enough man to stand by his wife as well.
I always say that a man's true test of character is shown NOT just by his words but his own actions. Any man who puts his own life on the line so unselfishly for the sake of others has as much character, honor, and loyalty as you can get in my book! I think If we all took the time to take a good look around us outside of our own circumstantial bubbles to see all the hardships in this world other than our own and reach out to help someone else in need this world would be a much better place. It takes a lot of courage and honor to get out there and do what our military does for our country. In support of our troops with much love, respect, and appreciation, I want to take a moment to sincerely thank all of the courageous husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, and parents out there in the military and all that you do for our country! God bless all of you and your families that are patiently awaiting for you to come home.
Congratulations Briana and Ryan. May God bless you both! Cheers to a bright, prosperous, healthy and happy marriage!