Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Wedding and a Sentimental Journey

I think my fog is lifting.
Although not much has changed, 
at least we are moving some. 

David's surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. 
We're done with pre-op, pre-aurthorization, 
and more prepared for what is ahead...I guess.

I've taken a sentimental journey. 
It started Saturday at the wedding of one of the girls in our church.
We have prayed for a godly man for this sweet girl for years.
I wrote on her photo frame, 
"Prayers were prayed, dreams came true."

Such a beautiful bride and a handsome man.
That smile.  So happy.  So beautiful!

She wanted my daddy to marry her.
The last thing he said to her was,
"I'm still praying for ya, gal."
"Gal."  That's what he called all the girls.
I found out Saturday that he told her
she would get married after the new building was finished.

It is finished. 

Just thinking about him and all the prayers 
he prayed, made me shed a few tears. 

Easter weekend and the theme was Spring time and bunnies.
Walk with me through the reception venue.

The Pringle Building is one of the oldest buildings in Washington County.

The colors turquoise and pink were absolutely gorgeous. 
I think some of the prettiest bridesmaids I have ever seen.
The gentlemen weren't so bad looking either:)

These girls have been best friends to the bride forever
and in our youth choir as teenagers.
Two of them have teenagers of their own!

The bride's cake was one of my favorites.
A princess who found her prince. 

The last tier of the cake was a replica of her dress.

The mother of the bride was beautiful.

But as always, the bride was the most beautiful there.
His children were apart of the ceremony
and the cutting of his cake. 

Children are always a delight.
The baby ringbearer was picking up 
petals as the flower girl was dropping them.

When my daughter got married,
my nephew twisted the ribbon on the pillow
during the entire ceremony.

These babies made friends. 

Will is the Bride's other nephew.

These two will make a family of four.

These two are my sister's children.

For the first time since we decided to move, I cried
realizing how much I will be missing.

Our children grew up together.
Youth activites, Six Flags, retreats, ice skating,
drama and musicals.
Sometimes we think we have no friends,
but when it comes down to it,
there are some people who have stood the test of time
and will be forever friends.

That evening David and I went to find the old skating rink
where we learned to roller skate to
"I've got a brand new pair of roller skates and you've got a brand new key."

"Oh, tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree,
it's been three long years.  Do you still want me?"

"I'm the happiest girl in the whole USA."

Memories and a tearful journey home.
Good tears.  Fond memories.

The wedding was one of the sweetest I have ever attended.
For this I prayed.

Thanks for joining me!



  1. Bonnie, Thank you for your coverage of Our Big Day. I thought the day was magical and loved every minute. I loved seeing my daughter so incredibly happy and Prince Charming overcome with joy too. I am praying God's richest blessings on their lives. We are proud they have found each other and that God is blessing them already. Our new "Grand" Children are a blessing and out family is expanding. We are truly Blessed. I love you and appreciate you and our friendship over the past __ years! -The Mother of the Bride!

  2. The wedding looked like it was very nice. I love it when good people meet up with each other-especially when they have waited to find each other.

  3. What a beautiful wedding. I am glad God has brought them together and wish them happiness. Praying that all will be well with David. We use to skate to those same songs. It was so much fun. I wouldn't dare get on a pair of skates today, lol...

  4. What a wonderful wedding. Everyone looked just beautiful. yes- it is really hard to have to think about what you are going to be missing but you will have a whole new exciting journey ahead of you! xo Diana

  5. What a beautiful wedding. I love the colors they chose too. But even moreso, that was a beautiful story about the prayers being sent up for her and your daddy speaking about her future dreams. So precious. It also lets me know that there is always hope. :-)

  6. What a beautiful wedding, beautiful bride, beautiful setting! I love the cake too - and the story of the prayers. So very special.
    You have big things and much joy ahead, but it's hard to leave old friends.
    Praying for David tomorrow! (And you too!)

  7. Aww...what a precious love story, thank you for sharing and slowing is to have a little peek in.
    Your Daddy's prayer put a tear in my eye, how very loving he sounded.
    "for this I prayed" prayer really does change lives.

    Bless you and I will remember and pray for your hubby and you tomorrow.

  8. Oops, not"slowing" I wanted to say allowing.
    Spell check, :-)

  9. What a wonderful wedding! I hope that all goes well with the surgery, hugs to you. xx

  10. Oh how sweet! LOVED all of the pictures, the journey for this couple to where they are now, prayers prayed/answered and memories made and relived! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  11. A beautiful wedding...and filled with blessings in the way of memories for you of your sweet daddy. xo

  12. Dearest Bonnie, what a beautiful wedding! The bride and groom make a lovely couple :) And my dear friend, your post was so touching and heartfelt. Thinking of you, sweet lady!

    Love and hugs!

  13. Beautiful wedding!!!!
    Such happiness when something magical begins...
    Prayers and hugs, my friend. : )

  14. Beautiful wedding and beautiful people. Those two chunky babies standing on the table are adorable. We hope to move very close to where we live right now. I am too old to start all over again. Hugs

  15. So sweet of you to share treasured photos and memories! Praying that David's surgery went well and recovery will be quick! Blessings, Cindy

  16. Precious love story, beautiful wedding! Love the colors, decorations, flowers. Those babies are adorable!!
    Hoping the surgery went well. Praying for you as you move through this time....God is good. All the time!

  17. Lovely photos, looks like the perfect day! Hope all is well


  18. What a precious couple! They will make a sweet family, that's for sure. Thank you for sharing all this love with us and especially your dad's prayer. Don't you know he loved looking down at this event?



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