US soccer star Abby Wambach has tied the knot with her partner Glennon Doyle Melton.
The couple, who got engaged in February, shared the news of her weekend nuptials on their Instagram, posting several photos with Melton writing on one: “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.”
Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. She was a regular on the US women’s national soccer team from 2003 to 2015 and holds the record for the most goals scored by a member of the US Women’s team.
Melton is a successful “mommy blogger” who writes about families and motherhood.
See the couple’s beautiful wedding pics below:
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