Thursday, July 15, 2010
July 15, 2010
My thought for the day is that time flies by. Right after the wedding I left for a little time away to regroup after the wedding so I was quite busy shifting gears and getting ready to leave for California.
Now about the wedding as I know many of you are anxious to hear. The big day began with a “wedding jog”. I was determined to keep up with the 25 year olds but was slower. At least I didn’t faint on the 2 ½ miles trot down the road. The neat thing was I went jogging 30 years ago on my wedding day. After that we had a wonderful bridesmaids luncheon in down town Austin given by two friends that were in my wedding. We had a lot of fun.
We all began to get ready early in the afternoon so we could be ready for pictures which began around 5:15. It was a relaxing afternoon and the bride was calm, cool and collected as the make up and hair lady fixed her all up. Neither one of us shed a tear only laughter and joy as we prepared for the big event. At seven in the evening the music began and I was escorted down the aisle by my two handsome redheaded sons and I was grinning from ear to ear. Next were my adorable nephews and Rob’s niece. And then there was a picture that will forever be tattooed in my memory…with Price on the right, Austin on the left and Mallory in the middle all of my precious children walked down the aisle with tears in each of their eyes. Tears began to roll down my cheeks and most of the people attending the outdoor event looking over a beautiful canyon. The bride was radiant and it was evident that her brothers were honored to give her away. Austin joined his sister’s hand to Rob’s as the minister asked “Who gives this woman to this man?” Austin’s reply was “Her mother and us.” Then Franklin Williamson had the couple repeat their vows…he married Joe and I. The rest of the evening was delightful filled with good food, friends and dancing.
I don’t know for sure but somehow I think Joe had the best view of the evening and was smiling down on all of us. Thanks again from the bottom of my heart to all of you that have prayed us thru the valley and mountains of this journey.
Resting and discovering –