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Disney Star Tiffany Thornton Praises God for Her New Marriage as Critics Slam the Young Widow

10-10-2017
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Former Disney Channel star Tiffany Thornton challenged her critics after facing backlash for remarrying less than two years after her first husband's sudden death in a car accident. 

"This. This is love. That all encompassing, enduring, accepting, near perfect love," she wrote in an Instagram post alongside a picture with her new husband, Josiah Capaci. "The kind that trumps my need to snap back at people who have the audacity to comment on my Instagram about whether I loved my first husband or not."

Thorton wed Capaci Saturday in a ceremony she called the "Best day of my life." Just two years earlier, Thornton's first husband, Christopher Carney, was killed in a car accident when he accidentally hit a tree head-on. They had two sons together. 

 

This. This is love. That all encompassing, enduring, accepting, near perfect love. The kind that trumps my need to snap back at people who have the audacity to comment on my Instagram about whether I loved my first husband or not. But let me take a moment to explain something to you. There is no timeline for grief or for when God moves in your life in undeniable ways. There are a lot of people who think it isn't good to be transparent on social media but I say forget that. I'm going to be open and honest because God wants me to. It's part of my testimony and it needs to be said. I was a mess yesterday during our wedding ceremony. So many emotions flooded my heart as I walked down those balcony steps to the arms of my gift from God. I thought of Chris watching us and knowing he would have loved the choice I made, for me and for the boys. I thought of Chris's amazing parents sitting front row and how much of a blessing they have been and will forever be in our lives. How happy they are for the boys and I and how much they already love Josiah. I am so completely humbled by the love I receive from this man. Jo came along EXACTLY when God knew I needed him. It wasn't my choice to fall in love so quickly after chris passed but I was growing so comfortable with being alone that it was becoming unhealthy. Looking back now I think God saw that if I went too long without love that it would become increasingly difficult for me to submit to the authority of a husband after being set in my own ways. When I say "Jo is the greatest thing that's ever happened to me" that in no way indicates that I didn't love my first husband with all that I had. How dare any one of you judge me and say that on a social platform. It doesn't make you any better of a person to cast judgment on others and sit in the seat of mockers. I will always love chris and jo knows that. And I will always love Jo. The beautiful thing about love is that it multiplies as new blessings come into your life. I don't have to share one bucket of love with the special people in my life. Each one has their own bucket. Get it? Isn't that amazing?? God's timing is not our own. And I praise Him for that. You should too.

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"There is no timeline for grief or for when God moves in your life in undeniable ways," Thornton continued in the post. "There are a lot of people who think it isn't good to be transparent on social media but I say forget that. I'm going to be open and honest because God wants me to. It's part of my testimony and it needs to be said."

 

Best day of my life 10/7/17

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She said walking down the aisle to her husband was like receiving a gift from God. 

"So many emotions flooded my heart as I walked down those balcony steps to the arms of my gift from God," Thornton wrote. 

 

 

You are the greatest thing that's ever happened to me. I'll love you forever.

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Thornton said she had her former husband in mind on her wedding day. 

"I thought of Chris watching us and knowing he would have loved the choice I made, for me and for the boys," she wrote. "I thought of Chris's amazing parents sitting front row and how much of a blessing they have been and will forever be in our lives. How happy they are for the boys and I and how much they already love Josiah. I am so completely humbled by the love I receive from this man."

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