Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mother of the Bride

As mother of the bride, I'm feeling the pressure of pulling all my daughter,s wishes and dream together within a budget. She has a wonderful sense of style and it's been fun seeing all of her ideas come together.

We have our first eggs!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Wedding Preparations

Today was the most productive wedding planning day so far.  My Mom and I washed all of Emily's heirloom china to give it to the caterer for the head table.  We "tea dyed" her bright white veil to ivory so will will match her dress.  We shopped for more shower announcements and tested out the centerpiece plans.
I was doing great until I started writing out the registry cards.  As I sat in the quiet writing her name over and over I felt as if I were sitting in my hospital bed on May 3, 1988, writing out her birth announcements again.  That evening, I was so completely happy we had a little girl that I couldn't sleep.  I wanted to announce it to the world.  I looking forward to all the pink and sparkle.  Emily didn't disappoint.  She is the essence of pink and sparkle.  My eyes well up every time I think about how quickly my tiny baby girl grew into a beautiful, compassionate, funny, self confident, woman.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My 2010 Resolution

My twin sister is one of the greatest people I know, and as much as it may sound like I'm complimenting myself in some way, that can't be further from the truth.  We may look alike, but we're very different.  We love each other for our differences.  She inspired me by her post.

So here is my 2010 resolution:

I resolve to be content not to have to figure everything out.  I will be content not to have a reason for everything that happens or be too obsessed with why things don't happen the way I think it should.

It is a requirement of my faith that I meditate on things and learn, but that I do not lean on my own understanding, but instead have faith.

I have to give credit to the person who delivered this message to me today.  She is a very smart lady, Joyce Meyer, I'm grateful for her insight and that I was able to grow past the fact that I have trouble listening to her accent and her voice.  

Trust in the Lord with all your heart  and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. 
 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.
 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.     Proverbs 3:5-8

I hope you've been inspired, also, to set a new goal for yourself.  I recently heard Francis Chan call the new year a sort of "restart".  Time to get off the starting line.