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Thursday, July 12, 2007

4th wedding

Later that evening, the Spice’s cousin and husband and their two young ones came back by from Delaware – they had brought the aunt here on the way up there. We had prepared supper at our house for them all. After the meal and chatting, MIL and her sis went back across the pond for the night and the cousin and crew spent the night with us. They were up early next morning for the long trip back to South Florida, but I heard them and got up to see them off.

The rest of Friday was occupied by miscellaneous chores and such – as was Saturday but the big event of that day was attending the 4th wedding we had witnessed in three weeks. This one was held at our church and involved a young man that I had known for some time. He is living elsewhere at the present but his Mom is living here so they got married here. It was a very beautiful ceremony performed by our youth minister – that happened to be a very good friend of the groom. When they were pronounced husband and wife and the minister told the groom that he could kiss his bride, it was the very first time the two of them had ever kissed.

They had made a commitment that they would not so during their courtship and followed through with it. This is a commendable and almost unheard of thing considering the permissiveness of our society today. It just didn’t matter to them whether the other could kiss well or not – they would learn all that, the most important thing was the commitment they had made together.

There was a short wait in the atrium while the wedding party made photos and then we all went to the fellowship hall/gym for the reception. The wedding party was introduced to all, grace was said over the food and the eating commenced, joining the talking and laughing that was already on going. The bride is Hispanic and the groom’s Mom is Korean and there was food representing both these ethnic groups – and was delicious! They even had a Christian Spanish band – lively indeed.

They had several audience participation events, even a version of musical chairs – the bride and groom won – I think it was fixed. J There was even a large piñata in the shape of a wedding cake that most of the kids took a whack at. The whole affair was very joyous with much laughter between the smiles. I mentioned that the food was good, but the cakes were excellent as well, particularly the groom’s cake – it was a carrot cake with caramel icing – I would have gone back for a third slice but it was all gone by that time.

Us old people finally tired and slipped out to head for home – don’t know how much longer they celebrated after we left. May they have many happy years together and remain as committed to the Lord and each other as they are now. ec

PS – We are headed out to the beach for a few days – will tell you all about it when we get back.


Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Did the bride and groom leave before you old folks? Have fun at the beach!

7/13/2007 02:32:00 AM  
Blogger itsboopchile said...

Oh, what a joyour wedding!!
You have some very neat friends, and also a very neat church!!
Betty G

7/13/2007 07:43:00 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

If I could attend a wedding of such a commited couple I wouldn't mind weddings so much. Around here, it seems the more elaborate the wedding, the fewer months until the divorce proceedings begin. Sad.

Have fun at the beach!

7/13/2007 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Mr. Eddie ~~ I hope you and your wife are having a great time at the beach, and that the weather is being kind to you.
Thanks for your comments about my photos. Geoff's house is amazing - they have done so well building it
and decorating it and both work to pay for it. Take care, Regards, Merle.

7/13/2007 11:03:00 PM  
Blogger Yours Truly said...

Have a lovely time at the beach! The wedding piñata sounded like a lot of fun! I grew up with them being permanent fixtures at birthday parties, but not at weddings!

7/16/2007 03:20:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

SSN - They were still there when we left, along with most everyone else - they were still going strong.

itsboopchile - I agree with you on all counts - joyous, neat and neat. :)

brenda - A lot of truth there - sadly. The committment must come first and too many couples start out on anything but that.

merle - Only one shower while down there and that was at night - enjoyed our visit very much.

yours truly - It was a very joyous and lively wedding - more so than any I can recall. ec

7/16/2007 11:35:00 PM  

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