We are delighted to announce that our daughter, Mimi, is engaged to be married to her love, Andrew! The wedding is planned for July 17th.
We have already had a flurry of wedding planning activity and have lots to do in the next five months. Mimi found her dress on her first shopping trip, in the first store, and I must say it is completely stunning.
The prettiest church in town has been rented (our church meets in a gym), and the reception will be in our backyard. We have been telling all of the guys, Andrew included, that this will be the summer of yard work. We hope to finally put in the patio we have wanted for ten years.
I’ll have more to share about planning the wedding over the next few months.
For now the thought that keeps coming to me is that the wedding is not a performance, it is the celebration of our daughter’s marriage to the young man she loves. We are inviting the people who love them and love us to celebrate with us. This should be a warm and wonderful day, not a stress-filled event designed to make an impression. We want the wedding and reception to bring glory to God, not to ourselves. As we make decisions, the question we want to keep in mind is, “Does this make Jesus look good?”, not “Does this make us look good?”
A new phase of our lives is about to begin – thanks be to God.