I Love Thursday #104 Many Blessings
This is the 104th post of things we love for the week. That’s TWO YEARS! Woot woot! We post these loves each Thursday along with LeeAnna on her blog at Not Afraid of Color. Several additional friends also share on a weekly basis – be sure to check them out. You will surely find something to inspire you. This week’s post is picture-laden with only two loves, but very important ones to us.
A wedding full of so many blessings! Saturday afternoon we attended a wedding for Adam and Arcadia. We’ve known Adam before he was born. Literally, his mom had to have surgery when she was pregnant with him and we prayed that he would complete his full term. Thankfully, he did and he met and married Arcadia on Saturday. Appearances seem to make these two as a match made in heaven and appearance do not deceive, in this case.
A series of evets tried to keep us from attending the wedding but nothing could keep us away. Were we getting a multitude of signs to stay home, I asked myself? We didn’t listen to the signs and instead enjoyed the nicest wedding in recent memory. The ceremony was performed by a Circuit Judge who was quite captivating. A unique and heartfelt service that represented the two of them so well. The love and well wishes for the couple were palpable, and it continued into the reception.
These two pictures I shared for two very good reasons. On the left, you can see the special wooden box containing a bottle of wine for their first anniversary. Also enclosed are letters they wrote to each other to be read on that anniversary. In the background of the photo on the right, you can see Aunt Ruth. She attended the wedding with her granddaughter after driving many miles to do so. She’s in her 90s and wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
Another two photos of Adam’s parents who are appearing rather Men-in-Black-ish as well as the loving couple they are. We’ve been friends with them before they were dating! We go back a few decades you might say.
There wasn’t a dry eye during the speeches nor during the mother-son dance. My Wish by the Rascal Flatts is so poignant and the first dance is always wonderful.
Twinkling lights strung just that afternoon providing a perfect reflection of the happy couple and the next to-be-married couple. Adam’s brother, Eric, and his fiancée, Taylor, will wed in May. The twinkling lights flickered as Grandma Betty was expressing her blessing and love for the couple. She was definitely there in spirit.
This photo on the left cracked me up – come on, Adam. Hurry up! I’m not sure why I took my glasses off – my checks are rosy because I was HOT. I over-layered as I’m usually always cold.
Lest you think Sue didn’t pose for a photo, she happily did with Taylor and Eric. And then one of the four of us – the woman who took this photo was so nervous it wouldn’t turn out. ~smile~ I’d say it did! We are blessed to have this family, these boys, this happy couple and their entire extended family and friends in our life. It was a wonderful wedding and such a beautiful bride.
Dominic is feeling MUCH better, thank you very much for all the well wishes! Well enough to fight with his sister over teething wafers. Yes, he got one. Wouldn’t you give him one??! Addison says yeah, he got one. He thinks he won this battle, silly boy. Have you tasted them?! I’ll eat mine under the highchair so I can eat in peace.
Next up, playing in Addison’s room means that she should get to play with her Elmo toy, right?! Not when you have a brother less than two years older. Oh, it’s only the beginning! Addison just turned nine months and we thought you’d like to see a comparison photo. Finally, she actually kept a hat on her head for the first time. That baby can untie, unclip and unsnap anything like it’s her day job. We count that as a victory, albeit a small one. You’ve heard it before but we LOVE these babies. ♥ ♥ ♥
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