Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Years ago, Lauren graduated from high school... then college... and Friday, she steps through a new door, into marriage!

This evening (Tuesday), family begins to assemble in Tulsa for the upcoming wedding! We are very excited for this major event in our lives!

When Whitney and Jared married, two years ago, they had to move things around in such a way that not as many family were able to come as desired to.

This time, many more are able to make it. Deanna has been busy meal planning, Lauren running down one errand after another in preparation, cleaning fairies have been hard at work, and I have been fighting to keep it all together... a full time job about now.

I am not sad, I am thrilled!

Lauren's wedding will mark the official end to children at home. Though she lived apart from us for most of the last few years, she has been home since the end of August.

Our house was transformed into a workshop as projects in preparation, took over one room after another. Now those are concluding, and the wedding will commence.

The arrival of family marks the official end of one journey and beginning of another.

To have it so close to Thanksgiving is very special. On Saturday, we will host a special Thanksgiving dinner for those who can stay. Then later in the week when the actual holiday comes, we will still be blessed with abundance of many members who have been able to make an extended trip!

We are so excited for this to begin.

I know many new stories will result from this time together. Many new memories will be bound into our hearts. Truly we are most thankful for this most special time!

Amid this, I have the privilege of bringing the morning messages in the church of a nearby community. How incredible to be able to serve Him in this way, at this time!

During this season, my heart overflows with blessing! I am abundantly grateful for His provision. Family, friends, food, fellowship (and some hunting) are gonna make this a great week and a half.

I pray you have a very Happy Thanksgiving with those the Lord allows you to be in the midst of!

Celebrate Him!



At 1:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow the time is now. The California family (all10 of us)leave tomorrow for KC and on to Tulsa. We can't wait. Tadee is not feeling well. Pray for a speedy recovery.
Aunt Maralyn

At 10:21 AM, Blogger gilbert said...

Rejoicing with you.

At 10:21 AM, Blogger gilbert said...

Rejoicing with you.

At 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a member of the church you spoke to Sunday. Just wanted to thank you for coming to speak with us. I was not able to thank you in person, since I had to rush off to my class of first graders, but know that your message had a lasting impact. Thanks so much.


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