Saturday, January 21, 2012

Wedding Day

It's wedding day. Today Kim and I "give away" our daughter, but more than that we add a son-in-law to our family. These last few weeks have been filled with wedding details. Over these last 24 hours, our nearly single focus has been wedding preparations. Yesterday was filled with hauling decorations, setting up tables and chairs and asking our daughter a thousand questions like, "Where does this go?" and "How do you want this?" It was a day filled with the anticipation of the arrival of family. With all of that going on, it was already a day of celebration. I thoroughly enjoyed "hanging out" with Anna's new in-laws whom we already consider beautiful friends. It was a joy to spend time with the special friends of our daughter and her fiance. Kim and I were able to go to sleep last night with the very comforting thought: "We did all right." We are so very grateful to God that He has blessed us with a beautiful, godly daughter, who today marries a young man whom we are very delighted to call our son-in-law. We look forward to a day filled with celebration with friends and family. We look forward to how God will bless our daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Isaac, in the days and years ahead. And we say "thank you" to so many of you who have been a godly influence on Kim and me for many years as we have raised our kids, as well as being a godly influence on Anna and Isaac through their lives.

It's wedding day. I've got to go practice my dancing.