07
Jul
10

a very good day

Five days ago Darling Daughter and #1 son—the Captain—tossed aside their butterflies and wed. The ceremony began as Darling, preceded by Miss Green and Miss Pink, floated down the beautiful 19th century staircase to the sonorous tones of the Pachelbel Canon, and into the waiting arms of—the Captain. It was a perfect day for a wedding and a perfect day to be back in the home and company of Virgil and Joan Vogt of Reba Place Fellowship, where Darling and I began our Christian journey decades ago—a single parent and an only child, at the edge of our rope (so to speak). Who would have thought then that one day Darling would walk down those stairs? I learned recently that as a child she imagined herself being a bride and doing just that! It was paper dolls and dress-ups then. On July 3, 2010 it was for real. Time flies, buttered or not and our journeys take us through many nooks and crannies. This was definitely neither nook nor cranny. It was sunlit tips of sparrow wings and wispy breath, blue skies. It was a very good day to say… I do.

The Captain escorted Darling and the Misses Green and Pink into the living room. The immediate family followed and took their places in a circle of chairs. The pastor spoke a greeting and the candles were lit. It was a mesmerizing experience of hope and love and unity. The scripture was read, the words were spoken, the vows were uttered and voices in song filled the air.

After toasting the bride and groom with champagne and greeting each other, we watched as they walked out the door to the porch, where flower petals had been lovingly strewn by two of Darling’s  dear friends. We threw the ecologically correct birdseed and thanked God for blessings yet to come as they walked down the stairs and toward their car.

Then came the wedding luncheon at the Persian restaurant, Noon-O-Kabab, where the chef served us personally as honored guests, and we all ate more than we should have. But who can refuse a beautiful and most delicious piece of wedding cake? None of us did and I wish I had a piece right now! It was quite a banquet and quite a day. I have a lovely new family of four and an extended family of ten. That makes sixteen…a very good number.

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6 Responses to “a very good day”


  1. 1 Anne
    July 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Just makes me smile from ear to ear. And seeing her descend those familiar stairs (ones I walked many a time in visits to you all those years ago). So lovely!

  2. 3 Meg
    July 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    …and all’s well that begins well with the best of intentions, the support of loved ones and our ever faithful Lord.

    Love,
    Meg

  3. 4 Janie
    July 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Oh what a lovely photo of a wonderful occasion! Thanks for sharing this heart-warming story with all of us…

  4. 5 Korin Mihevc
    July 8, 2010 at 8:47 am

    hi mom, Zoe and I enjoyed your blog! I have the discs from Ann, I can bring them to Sophia today if you want to stop by. Lisa and Hannah will be there to lend a hand.

  5. 6 Captain
    July 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    You captured the moment well. Thanks! Darling may be dropping off the photo’s today. There are also some videos on the disk.


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