Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle Melton were married this weekend!
Following their engagement announcement last November, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and the evangelical Christian blogger posted a few of their wedding photos on Instagram yesterday. The 36 and 41-year-old moms have three kids together from Melton's first marriage, and couldn't be more excited to begin their new married lives.
Melton opened up about her concerns over her relationship in a moving Instagram post this morning: "When I fell in love with Abby, I was scared. I thought that my fear might be bigger than my courage, and that because of that size difference, I might miss out on my chance at happiness," said Melton. "I'm forty-one, now. And I'm graduating to joy. I choose joy. You can, too."
When I fell in love with Abby, I was scared. I thought that my fear might be bigger than my courage, and that because of that size difference, I might miss out on my chance at happiness. This was so painful. One day, I was talking to my dear friend Martha Beck. I told her that losing this love would be painful, but that I was used to learning from pain. And Martha said: "Honey. It's true that God teaches us through pain. But it is also true that God tries to teach us through joy first. You can keep choosing heartbreak and pain, Glennon. But you can also choose joy. God can use that choice too. And I actually believe that God prefers to use joy to teach us." And so, for once, I chose joy. I have lived a long while learning from pain and God, it's been a good teacher. I'm forty one, now. And I'm graduating to joy. I choose joy. You can, too. First the pain. Then the rising. Your courage is bigger than your fear. Love, G (Ms. Doyle-Wambach if you're nasty) @abbywambach @elizabeth_gilbert_writer @marthabeckauthor
If marriage wasn't official enough, they newlyweds already have cheesy couples sweatshirts.
Melton's caption reads:
"My beloveds - please never give up on love. Life could surprise the hell out of you. Trust me- you might just wake up one morning and find yourself smackdab in the middle of heaven. I love my wife. LOVE WINS."
Congratulations, Abby and Glennon!