weddings - 2
It was a beautiful ceremony with outstanding music, especially the song by the bride’s aunt and uncle – awesome. Our pastor is not only one of the best preachers that I have heard but also probably the smoothest speaker in any type ceremony and this wedding was no exception. When the newly wed couple turned to face the audience, the smile of the bride was radiant – smiling lessons? J
The reception was held in the historic medical college building in downtown Augusta, this is the setting where many events like this take place. Still being full from the other reception, I didn’t get in the food line right away but circulated and fellowshipped with the folks there. Our church is fairly large and I don’t really get to speak to many after the worship services, so this was a good chance to catch up on talking to my brothers and sisters in Christ.
One recently married couple was there from out of town and we had known the young lady since she was a child but had never met her husband. She has a blog and posts many photos, and I have followed them from their dating, to their engagement and then the marriage. When I met him I told him that it seemed that he should know me because I had seen so many photos of him. (smile)
I finally did get a bit of the food and sat down, all the while chatting with folks. Toward the end, the wedding party went downstairs to the dance floor and did the traditional dances. Then they did some group dances that were very entertaining, even to onlookers – they were really having a great time. Due to the long day, our energy level, particularly mine, was low and the old back started nagging, so we decided to head in the general direction of the homestead.
We ran an errand on the way home and then went by YD’s house to check out the place since she is out of town. We did this and then yielded to temptation and went by Chik-fil-a for a milkshake each – chocolate for her and vanilla for me. As per usual, my shake did not last all the way home. Arriving home, the only thing I wanted to do was recline and rest the back for a while – and I even dozed a bit.
Suddenly realizing that it was half past eight and starting to get dark, I drug myself out for my evening walk. The sky was still a little light and the security lights had come on that lighted part of the driveway. My only real concern was that I might step on a snake lying on the warm pavement in the semi-darkness. This hasn’t happened yet, a fact of which I am very glad, because of all the things that I don’t particularly care to do, stepping on a snake in the dark is right up there at the top.
As I walk past the ugly, dried yucca bloom remains; I realize that I have another whole year to think of something else wonderful about this plant besides the beautiful blooms. And I know I will find something because God does all things well. ec