Shades of White

In 9 days I will pitter patter down that white marble aisle in my white dress. There will be white sashes and white high-collared shirts. White tipped-nails and the flash of white teeth beneath a smile. The bright white of our eyeballs betraying our excitement.

In 9 days I will pitter patter down that white marble aisle in my white dress. There will be white sashes and white high-collared shirts. White tipped-nails and the flash of white teeth beneath a smile. The bright white of our eyeballs betraying our excitement.

Since I was a little girl, pattering through life, I’ve been stowing away pieces of marriage advice. And perhaps the wisest words came from the journal of an old bishop. His creamy white pages and jet ink now faded to a softer shade of brown. His tattered pages revealing the profundity of such words enduring with time.

"How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in hope, one in desire, one in the way of life they follow, one in the religion they practice. They are as brother and sister, both servants of the same Master. Nothing divides them, either in flesh or in spirit. They are, in very truth, two in one flesh; and where there is but one flesh there is also but one spirit. They pray together, they worship together, they fast together; instructing one another, encouraging one another, strengthening one another. Side by side they visit God's church and partake of God's Banquet; side by side they face difficulties and persecution, share their  consolations. They have no secrets from one another; they never shun each other's company; they never bring sorrow to each other's hearts."

                —Turtullian of Carthage (c.160 – c.220)

There’s something pristine about your wedding day. Like freshly fallen snow, early in the morning, on an unplowed pathway. Simple, undisturbed, vanilla. But over time it becomes tinted with footprints, like that old paper, richer and wiser for the use.

I have a hunch marriage is the same. The pale white deepens into richer hues. So as I fasten my pearls and inhale the scent from my ivory orchids, I’m anticipating the journey Turtullian described. Better and beautiful for wear.

So as we set out, I look forward to the moments waiting to be inscribed. Thank you, Michael, for sharing this life with me. I believe our Master is writing a richly blended story.

Amanda DeWitt is a freelance writer, coach's wife, and mom. She completed her bachelor’s at Dallas Baptist University and holds a M.A. in media and communication from Dallas Theological Seminary. When she's not typing away at her computer, she's chasing her two little boys or watching her husband coach high school football.


  • Tiffany Stein

    Your eloquence and


    Your eloquence and profund thoughts on marriage are beautiful and inspiring.  May God richly bless your marriage to Mike.  Here's to making footprints in the snow. 🙂

    • Amanda Knight

      Thank you dear friend. You’ve

      Thank you dear friend. You've set a great example of making footprints!

  • Janis Knight

    I could not be happier for

    I could not be happier for you and Mike-may the Lord RICHLY and ABUNDANTLY bless you in your marriage as you are a testimony and light for HIM!  I love you both and am SO proud of you!!  Love, Mom

    • Amanda Knight

      Thanks mom! You and dad has

      Thanks mom! You and dad has set a godly example for us. We're so grateful for your support and prayers!

  • SonShine

    Incredibly beautiful…as you are as well.
    Love is a mysterious thing and one which we are wise to capture, hold close to our heart and protect with all wisdom. May God watch over you both as you enter this very special time of in your life and may all be as beautiful as your description…we had no idea that this day was coming…and how special that you have shared with all of Tapestry.
    Hugs and more of that…share them with your beloved.

    • Amanda Knight

      Thank you for your kind words

      Thank you for your kind words and wisdom. It is mysterious and some days it takes lots of work and wisdom to know how to guard such a precious gift!

  • Sue Bohlin


    Beautiful, Amanda! My prayer for you as you anticipate the glorious wedding day you've been looking forward to ever since being a little girl who saw her first image of a bride, is that in the years to come, you and Michael will look back on your wedding day as the day of your marriage in which you knew, appreciated, and loved each other the least.

    • Amanda Knight

      Thank you Sue! I’m grateful

      Thank you Sue! I'm grateful for that prayer and hope and pray for the same.

  • Gwynne Johnson

    Amen after 50+ years
    You say it well and my congratulations to you both. It’s a wonderful and life sustaining journey…may you also celebrate 50+ together in this life and beyond…

  • Visitor Denise Sharp

    My heart is overwhelmed with

    My heart is overwhelmed with joy when I see you and Mike together.  He has waited a long time for you, too.  I can't wait to see what God has in store for both of you.  Thank you for being the woman Mike has longed for.  God is so good!   God bless you both with a long and happy marriage.  I love you already.  Momma/Denise

  • Gail Seidel

    your wedding

    Amanda and Mike- what a lovely, lovely wedding  today – a picture of the Lord's grace, favor and Presence as He was honored in every detail.You were a beautiful bride, Amanda, radiant with a very handsome, strong groom. May the Lord's blessing rest on your union all the days of your lives and may many see Christ for the first time as you reflect Him.