Sunday, June 01, 2008

Good times

DoRena's wedding was a beautiful celebration of Christian marriage. She was an absolutely lovely bride! It was a gorgeous day.

After the reception we enjoyed the company of Susan and family, RPW and family, Debbie and family from Texas, and some other fellow homeschool friends. It was so wonderful to get to spend time with everyone.

This morning we had the continued company of some of them in church. I have to admit I got a bit teary at one point being there sharing the Lord's Supper with so many good friends and my church family, receiving the chalice from our former pastor and friend, who does not at this point have a church. It was good to see him doing what he has done so faithfully over the years.

As if this wasn't enough good stuff for one weekend, we enjoyed lunch at Mad Anthony's with the Texans. (Yes, I got my seafood unwrap.)

Of course there was a bit of a letdown when we came home. After days full of excitement and friends, normal is going to seem a bit quiet. (We also managed to fit Jonathan's vocal recital and pizza with the grandparents in on Friday night.) The kids and I went for a walk, enjoying the lovely weather and our nearly-completed walking trails.


Susan said...

Thank you thank you thank you for the glorious time after the wedding. Delicious food and dear dear friends!

Now why'd you have to go and say that about Gary in the chancel this morning? Now you've got me choked up too.

Jane, you have GOT to see Katie's picture that corresponds to the one you've got on your blog. She's got one of Sam & DoRena at the top of the steps, just starting to come down to leave, and all the flowers in the air, and it is an AWESOME picture -- something that could win a prize just for artistry. But the looks in their faces tops it off for those of us who love them. (PS to Katie: put that one on your blog!)

Marie N. said...

I'm so glad it turned out to be a lovely day for you all. I was thinking of you and the happy couple on Saturday.