Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Wedding

The Wedding Day finally arrived!  It seemed so far away the night they got engaged, but it crept up and happened before my eyes could blink.  It was an amazing, emotional and beautiful day. I could not have asked God for a more blessed day. 

My daughter and I at the church rehearsal. My shirt said "Mother of the Bride." It was one made by one of my staff members from work.  This was the first and last time I was able to wear it.  


All the girls got their hair and make up done at the house.  I set up the formal living room into a "make shift salon."  I had fruit, pastries, juice and coffee for them to consume during the morning. The first of the the bridal party arrived about 8 a.m.  It turned into Bridal Central in a matter of an hour.  It was everything she wanted. It was everything I wanted for her. 

The Bridesmaids
Each one of these young ladies played a special role in my daughter's life.  They all undertook the bridal party job to heart and treated my sweet girl like a queen the entire engagement and we had plenty of pre-wedding things to do and events to hold.  There was never a dull moment with them. I could not have asked for a better group of girls to stand beside my daughter as she took her first steps into marriage. 


My daughter was as poised and calm as I have ever seen her. I will never forget this day. She knew what she wanted and she had no ounce of fear. She was ready, even if I wasn't. She was confident in all she was and all she was about to become. A wife.  Yes, my sweet girl was about to become a wife. 

A quick pic with little brother
Little brother was ever so proud. He was excited and happy for her.  It was a first for me to see my two sweet kids be so grown up. I knew this was the end of their little childhood and the beginning of the next chapter. A chapter in which they will grow as responsible and beautiful adults. My cup runneth over.


I pronounce you husband and wife!
Sweet kiss after church

The beginning of something beautiful
We were proud parents of our new son in law and gorgeous daughter. We couldn't be any happier.  It was such a wonderful day.
Let's share this delicious cake!
Father Daughter dance

This was my favorite photo of the day caught by the photographer.  It describes the entire day- just magical.  This day was all theirs. Every little detail was all about the two of them.  This picture couldn't have expressed it any better. 

I pray God blesses their union today and always.  May their life together be forever blessed, bountiful and full of a fun amazing life. 

"What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate." Mark 10:9














Tuesday, November 1, 2016

30 Days of Gratitude

Each month has its own feel or mood to it. November to me gives that mood of thankfulness and gratitude. I'm going to attempt to take this 30 day journey of gratitude to express all that I am thankful to God for.  Hope you can join too.

Day 1: I'm grateful for this man I call my husband. He is a provider and caregiver. He is a supporter and a fighter. He has no fear. His adventurous spirit makes life so fun! He makes me laugh and brings me tears of joy.  He's my life partner and I couldn't see life without him.🍁 #30daysofgraditude