It was the evening before her wedding. Casey and her boyfriend had a six year relationship and she was celebrating her final night as a single woman. What happened next would affect the rest of her life.
Casey received an anonymous text message. Unfortunately, it was proof of the groom’s cheating.
“I was with hanging out my best friends in a glitzy hotel room. My phone buzzed from across the room and I did a silly sashay with my glass in my hand to go and retrieve it,” she recalled. “The message was a series of screenshots from a number I didn’t recognize. The accompanying message simply said: ‘I wouldn’t marry him. Will you?’”
The interaction clearly implied a physical relationship between the two and detailed compliments of the woman’s physique.
The heartbroken bride to be planned to show up at her wedding and turn something terrible into something good.
Once at the altar with her fiance, Casey turned to address the crowd of family and friends.
“There will be no wedding today,” she announced. “It seems Alex is not who I thought he was.”
She then proceeded to read Alex’s text messages — every. single. one. — in front of the crowd.
“With each word, more color left Alex’s face,” Casey remembered. “I let my weeping eyes rise and meet his, and he had not one thing to say. He stalked out of the church with his best man trailing behind him. His family looked on, horrified.”
“I love all of you and as horrible as this is I’m glad you all are here,” Casey told the crowd.
She then concluded with an upbeat announcement.
“There will not be a wedding reception today, but instead, there will be a celebration of honesty, finding true love and following your heart even when it hurts.”
Sometimes life can have painful surprises. We are never alone during difficult times. We can lean on Jesus and know that he will always be true and never let us down. God bless!