Saturday, October 9, 2010


I love weddings.  I love the ambiance and happy people.  I love the decorations that reflect the time of year.  I love singing YMCA and tossing my hands in the air to make the letters...  
The dancing, the food, enchanted children, and the hope for a future of living happily ever after for the new bride and groom... I love it all!

Today my friend Christie got married.  Good times.

Late to the church.  Hurry, Christie!

Is this the same seventeen year old that used to come to my office for advice and to read her horoscope in my newspaper daily? (I made her read the Bible Digest first... it was our agreement.)  

No...  It's thirteen years later.  Did we lose a few years along the way??

She used to say I was her second Mom.  
I liked that title. 

 One day she brought her best friend Vickie to my office, and then Vickie started to come to me for advice as well.  I was more of a listening ear than anything.  I was a teenage girl once myself, so I could relate.

Now Vickie is married with a little girl of her own.  Brooke was the flower girl.  

Beautiful Brooke

Every good deed or kind word that we speak today can make an impact on a life.  I'm thankful for a chance to be there for the girls at a crucial time in their lives...  when they needed someone.  And I'm thankful that these beautiful girls include me in their lives today.

I am truly blessed.


  1. What a beautiful bride, and the last photo - "Beautiful Brooke" = looks like something from a wedding magazine!

    My son is getting married on Friday, to the sweet girl I introduced him to 4 years ago! I'm so happy and excited for him, but I'm already weepy every time I think about it for long. I imagine I'll be a mess on the day - but a happy, proud mess.


  2. Everything was so festive for the loving Bride & Groom! May they have a long and happy marriage! That little Brooke is a sweetie, to be sure!

  3. beautiful bride! wishing the happy couple a wonderful long life together! what an adorable flower girl. How awesome to have been part of their lives and to mentor these two women through their teens and beyond; such a rewarding experience for all of you :)

    (loved all the balloons on the dancing floor :)



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