First we must rehearse

Here are some shots of Friday night.  The church looked fabulous for the wedding.  Merrilee wanted a sit down brunch/lunch, so she had the tables sat up at tables and that is where you watched the wedding.  Everything really was so pretty and the details were all taken care of so amazingly.  I don’t remember many details being in our wedding at all, but it has been almost 11 years ago.  The details probably get a little fuzzy over time.  And every part of the wedding helped me reminisce back to our wedding.  I felt the most pretty on the Wedding Rehearsal night…I don’t know why that is, but it is so true.  And Merrilee looked so pretty that night, too.

Merrilee, her mom and brother

Mack and PawPaw standing in the room where we had the rehearsal dinner

This was set up in the wedding chapel…Mr.& Mrs. Dorminy’s wedding pic is on the left and Merrilee’s mom and dad’s pic is on the right.  I loved seeing their picture there.  As happy of an event this wedding was, there was a profound sadness without Deb there to witness it.  I don’t know what heaven is like and if she got a front row seat to the event from there, but I sure hope she did.  She would have been so happy and had so much fun!

This was Jason’s cake….there’s a story behind it, but I am not sure I should expound.  Basically, he’s always opened up his heart and home to other folks, but the time for that is over.  Merrilee is moving in, so everyone else can move on out.

Ruby was sure to check everything out.

My crew before the rehearsal

Josh and I, the old married couple.

More wedding day pics to come…but just be forewarned that I have only one pic of the Bride, and I am afraid it isn’t a great one because it is on my phone.  😦  I was videoing the event, so I didn’t get to snap pictures.  She was beautiful!

Boys vs Girls

This past weekend was full of wedding stuff!  We had a rehearsal dinner for Jason and Merrilee Friday night.  We came home, crashed for about five hours and then got up to get back to the church that morning for pictures and the wedding.  It was a great wedding.  All three of the kids were in the wedding…the girls were able to hang in there from start to finish:

Mack, however, had his limits.  When asked to take one picture with me, he said, “But I’ve already had too many pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

More pics to come…….

His Lovingkindness is Everlasting!

This morning I was struck by the words of Psalm 136.  I love how it seems that the speaker cannot even get through a complete thought of how the Lord has been good to His people without bursting into, “His Lovingkindess is Everlasting!!!”  Take a few minutes and read through this passage, but don’t skip the repeating phrase just because you already know what it says.   And then take note of verse 23.  I love how the Word is speaking of these “huge” acts of God and then simply, yet profoundly, says to remember that He also rescued me from my low estate…equally as “huge.”  Indeed, His lovingkindess is everlasting!

1 Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

2 Give thanks to the God of gods, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

4 To Him who alone does great wonders, For His lovingkindness is everlasting

5 To Him who made the heavens with skill, For His lovingkindness is everlasting

6 To Him who spread out the earth above the waters, For His lovingkindness is everlasting

7 To Him who made the great lights, For His lovingkindness is everlasting

8 The sun to rule by day, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

9 The moon and stars to rule by night, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

10 To Him who smote the Egyptians in their firstborn, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

11 And brought Israel out from their midst, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

12 With a strong hand and an outstretched arm, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

13 To Him who divided the Red Sea asunder, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

14 And made Israel pass through the midst of it, For His lovingkindness is everlasting ;

15 But He overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

16 To Him who led His people through the wilderness, For His lovingkindness is everlasting ;

17 To Him who smote great kings, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

18 And slew mighty kings, For His lovingkindness is everlasting :

19 Sihon, king of the Amorites, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

20 And Og, king of Bashan, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

21 And gave their land as a heritage, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

22 Even a heritage to Israel His servant, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

23 Who remembered us in our low estate, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

24 And has rescued us from our adversaries, For His lovingkindness is everlasting ;

25 Who gives food to all flesh, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.