I’m still here! I know blogging here has been pretty scarce the last few weeks, but that is what happens when real life interrupts my virtual life. The Lord is teaching me so much.
The only reason I am typing right now is because I’m sitting beside a 3 year old who NEEDS a nap desperately and the quickest way to accomplish that is to sit here next to her and make sure she doesn’t sing, tell stories or turn acrobats on my bed instead of sleeping.
We are 23 days away from The Wedding, which is turning into a 3 day wedding feast! Guess you could say we are approaching this Biblicaly! We have a lot of out-of-state family coming in so we are planning a brunch on Friday so we will have some time to visit and relax a while. We’ll make some breakfast casseroles ahead of time. Then we’ll have the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner that night...so thankful the groom’s mother is handling THAT! Then Saturday is the wedding, complete with a dinner meal, and Sunday we have fellowship at church and then that evening a big dinner here at our house with our visiting family before they head back home.
I’ve love the excitement! I love the challenge of hosting a nice wedding on a tight budget.
I love the that our daughter is marrying a GREAT guy; but it has also come with a TON of work. The physical work and even the expense does not bother me, that is all a labor of love. But the emotional work is about to whip my tail! All I got to say is that they better take good care of me when I am old… and I am aging fast!
Jeff and I both came from families where there was no involvement from the parents, so for us to take this so seriously, with no personal examples has been hard…kind of like when we started homeschooling, no personal/family examples. We’ve read about courtship, as we did homeschooling, different ways of doing it, etc… but until you have to jump in and DO IT, you have no idea how it’s going to play out until you are in it. Every family is different, each child is different, each suitor and their family is different. SO just as with education, there is not a one-size-fits-all to courtship and engagement.
This is our first courtship/engagement/wedding for Jeff and me. As grateful as we are, it is has been exhausting. We’ve learned a few things the hard way and we’ve approached some things in ways I never dreamed we would have, but we felt it was what God wanted from us. I will write more in detail about that after the wedding…if I live that long.
Our heart’s desire is for this wedding ceremony and feast to reflect the glorious relationship between Christ and His Church! And above that we want their marriage to be blessed and equipped to last a long time and bring forth much fruit!
The other night I woke about 3 am with details that still needed to be worked out. I finally got up and figured it might help if I got the mental notes out of my brain and onto paper. So now the ever-growing list and schedule is on the frig. My family finds these lists humorous because I stick to a schedule like I do a diet. <Look at picture of me cutting soap, I don’t stick to diets!>
In other big news…we should be having a court date in the next few weeks concerning the adoption. I guess the Lord didn’t think I had enough to think about right now and thought this would be a great time to throw in a court date. I’m not complaining, just saying how funny our Lord is.