The Next Generation Arrives…

Wednesday was fast approaching and I was looking forward to seeing my son and his new bride. After their wedding day only ten days earlier, I realized that once they crossed the front door threshold, I would be seeing the next generation of the family tree and all the hopes and dreams that awaits us all.

Ding Dong!  My heart was beating fast as I opened the door. I must admit – there were a lot of mixed emotions but that was easily overcome by Continue reading

A Beautiful Wedding Day

The journey has begun for my son. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon wedding and the Lord provided the perfect weather for this outdoor occasion. All the fears of dehydration and sunburned guests were put aside as everyone sacrificed themselves for the love of this newly married couple.

The venue was fantastic and with over 260 guests (including many children), the blending of two families was off to a Continue reading

The Rehearsal…

Well, reality is about to set in for me.

I have been busy helping my son and future daughter-in-law with their banquet guest list and table placements. So much to do and so little time left!! The busyness of the event can create stress for all parties involved and one does not realize the myriad of activities involved to plan a wedding.

Friday night arrives and the rehearsal was scheduled for 7:00 pm. The evening was pleasant as the sun was setting. Just a week before, Continue reading

Wedding Plans…

Summer is a wonderful time for weddings! Beautiful weather (in most parts of the United States), new beginnings, and a season that will bring great memories of family activities for years to come. Such is a time that awaits us this year.

My older son and his fiance are planning their wedding day to occur in mid-August. It will be an outdoor ceremony and my first time to be involved in this type of arrangement. The venue is in a beautiful cultural center that has a Mediterranean-style clubhouse, a large outdoor five-level water Continue reading