Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Happy Wedding!

This past weekend, Annie's big brother Andy (don't ask us why we chose those names...) married his lovely bride, Naomi. The day was beautiful in every way--the weather, the friends and family who gathered, and the couple, who spent the day grinning from ear to ear. We are overjoyed to have Naomi join our family as a new daughter-in-law--almost as overjoyed as Andy is to have her as his wife!

As I was sitting there crying watching them exchange their vows, it made me think that we have experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows all in the span of 5 months, and reminded me of a recent message on how Christianity is about a funeral and a wedding. The funeral happened when Jesus died for us. But the wedding is yet to come. Pastor Mark explained:  

Think of a woman who God has told her, “You’re going to be married. Just wait for your husband.” Days, weeks, months, years. She wonders, “Is he ever coming?” But God had revealed to her some specific details. “He’ll come like this. You’ll know this is he.” And then one day—she wasn’t expecting it, she’d sort of lost hope—and there he is. And he starts approaching her. And in that moment she realizes, “This is the day where the promise of God comes true.”

I can't wait!



pam said...

Amen and amen! Looking forward to that day!!
Ha! word verification: "houro" !

Anonymous said...

Me, too!!!!! And my bridal gown will be a PERFECT fit.

I'm goin' to heaven!
Can't wait!
Gonna see Jesus,
Can't wait!
Heaven is wonderful, bright and fair,
Praise the Lord, I'm goin' there.

Gonna be there forever!
Can't wait!
Leavin' it never,
Can't wait!
And this I know, I'll not be late...
...for I'm goin' to heaven and I can't wait!
I'm goin' to heaven and I......... caaaaaan't way-ay-ay-at!

Sung to:

Koolaid, Koolaid, tastes great!
Koolaid, Koolaid, can't wait!!

Ain't it great?

Continuing love and prayers,
Terri W

Marilyn said...

What a day that will be.....when my Jesus I will see....when He takes me by His hand and leads me to the Promised Land

Lana said...

Congratulations. It is so wonderful to have such joys in life to contrast the heart-aches. Your family is growing, in spite of the loss; your future is so bright and beautiful.

The bride and groom are a beautiful couple.

Anonymous said...

Rejoicing for Andy and his new bride; glad you have such a joyful time in your life right now.

Sue Powell

Gretchen said...

Just catching up on a little bloggy reading.

Contented sigh.

Blessings to the newlyweds.

Susan said...

Congratulations! xoxo