Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A Christmas Wedding

18 months ago when Hubs' Mom passed away, there was no doubt in our minds that his Dad would get remarried.

Saturday was the big day. The scene was a little country church surronded by farm land. The nearest farm land was occupied by a hog farm. Anyone who has ever been around a hog farm can sympathize with the terrible smell we were greeted by as we excited the car to enter the church. Uck!

Being a Christmas wedding most of the church was already decorated, but they had added a few extra touches of red and white. This was a full-meal-deal wedding. There were attendents, a reception, cake cutting, garter tossing, and bird seed throwing.

My father-in-law even sang to his new bride in the ceremony. I think the name of the song was "Only God Could Love You More."

All of the small children were well behaved. And my father-in-law's good friend was a trooper despite threats to dress in drag and make a scene on the front pew!

The whole experience was quite odd, even though we are quite happy with their relationship. Now we can relate to some experiences of today's blended families.


Stacey said...

Okay first, my friend, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your encouragement and for the lift you gave me. It's even MORE clear (already was) why GiGi thinks so highly of you. (still want to steal her away to KC)

Secondly, this is a subject near and dear to my heart. 18 months isn't long. My BIL remarried just over two years from the time Jamee passed away, yet he was seriously dating her within a few months. I couldn't attend, it hurt so badly to so do. You're very strong to go!

Blended families, girlfriend, that's a whole other game. And I could tell you about mine (my parents were divorced) that would absolutely stun you. I pray yours will be a kind and caring one, because any other way, idk. How's that for a pick-me-up?!! xoxo

Girl Gone Wild - BibleStyle said...

I can't believe I forgot to ask you about the wedding when we were over! Had a blast by the way! I'm still tired!

Stacey said...

I'm jealous of your blast. Very.

But I will set it aside (sniff sniff) and say Happy New Year!!! I'm so glad I was able to bring you over to 2008 with me! And happy GiGi had a blast, she needs a blast.

Thanks for your encouragement. Again. Pshh I need to get down there! xo

navillus99 said...

This is a great article...I am planning a christmas wedding 2008 and I love all the ideas.

Millie said...

You write very well.