Friday, July 20, 2007

Can you hear the bells in the distance?

Wedding bells will soon ring...

You may have noticed down along the right side bar on this website, a daily countdown is currently underway towards a special family matrimonial event soon to take place, mere weeks from now. As I type up this writing, only 36 more days to the grand event.

(And while I'm here, if you haven't heard from me in a bit, I've been frustrated attempting to get online with my outlook express, stuck ever since both computers were hooked up to the internet together with a router and D-Link. I'm hoping to have the little glitch resolved soon, and then you'll hear from me again.)

Our daughter Ashley will be marrying Mike next month. It’s fast approaching, and for this momentous occasion, we will fly west to celebrate with them and give them our parental blessings.

All family and friends present for the day will witness vows uttered and exchanged, those of the two of them offering special promises to one another, amidst the bliss of the upcoming wedding day.

Our photographer, the one we hired for Aaron & Jenn’s wedding, also the one snapping photos madly at our anniversary celebrations in March this year, will be present once more for our family event. Recently he accompanied Ashley & Mike outdoors taking a few specific photos, used as informal engagement memories. I’m enclosing several within this writing and can hardly wait to see what sort of photo creations he will come up with this time. His photography is outstanding; chosen special effects employed have continued to give the photos a “wow effect”, and his artistic portfolio is incredible!

The sacrament of marriage will become the ultimate threshold entrance towards this couple’s new journey for walking the road of life side by side, hand in hand, together as husband and wife. Surely the sacramental blessings of the wedding day will bless them abundantly before the first step even begins, words softly spoken and tenderly heartfelt will echo in their years forever.

May you hold pure beauty,
May your heart be full of love,
May all your days be happy,
May God bless you from above.

As the days flow one to another while you are in thick preparations for your cherished day, may you remember one thing; What transpires beforehand, can have a great affect on your yellow brick road into the “happily ever after”. Choose wisely together all-important facets of the important decisions beckoning your affirmations, all the while working as a team on issues that matter most for your future. Learn all it takes to become tenderly and properly yoked together in thought, word, and deed, before you walk up the aisle during those final steps to the altar.

Passing along a tidbit of parental advice to the two of you; Let nothing hinder your daily progress, let no one interfere in the process; let nothing create a sense of disrespect towards one another, or worse yet – obtain unnecessary weary hearts along the way.

Love is...

Love is patient; love is kind.
Love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude,
It does not insist on its own way: it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice in wrong doing, but rejoices in truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
And now faith, hope, and love abide,
and the greatest of these is love.

(Corinthians 13)

Adopt the word “JOY” into your life!

It is a lovely word isn’t it.