My brother got married today. He married the most beautiful soul, and I’m so glad she’s now my sister-in-law.

I didn’t get to be there as a bridesmaid. My parents didn’t get to be there. My brothers and all of our families weren’t there.

About 20 people viewed online through zoom, cars parked on their street, and a few friends on their driveway who stood 6 feet apart from one another.

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They got married in their driveway.

Their driveway to their home.

Their home—where a tornado literally ripped through in the middle of one night earlier this year and took down their house.

They had to move out of for 8 months.

They got married during the world pandemic. And it was somehow the most beautiful thing.

Love conquers.

Love conquers through terrible circumstances and terrible fears.

Love conquers through darkness. Through the mess.

Love conquers through every outside force trying to knock it down.

Love conquers, my friends. 

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Originally published on Messy Footprints

Kaleigh Christensen

Kaleigh is a stay at home mom, wife, and former Kindergarten teacher. In her spare time she loves to write about the things that matter. She shares real and honest vulnerability about the ups and downs of motherhood, marriage, infertility, miscarriage, and just plain life. She loves to inspire others to find the beauty mixed in with the mess of life. To read more of her writings, like her Facebook page, Messy Footprints, @MessyFootprints