While I was in and out of the wedding with Maggie (who suddenly decided to be awake and a little fussy) one of my favorite parts of the use of this verse in the bride's vows:
"Entreat me not to leave you or to return from following you; for where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God; where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if even death parts me from you."
Ruth was my favorite book of the Bible when I was eight years old and this particular verse was one of my favorite parts of my favorite books. I'll admit it was one of the many times I was a little teary eyed during the service!
Now I'm going to try to get a little sleep. I've been having daily migraines for a while now, and this last week they've changed quite a bit: they've become the type of migraines with sparks in front of my eyes and vertigo. The vertigo had me kind of panicked, until I did some googling and discovered that it isn't an uncommon migraine symptom apparently (the vertigo is lasting in waves around the clock even when there's no headache). So tomorrow I am calling the clinic in town to see if I can get an appointment. And hopefully this migraine will not be the kind that lasts through a night's sleep...