I haven’t posted in a lifetime because I’ve been busy cultivating a life.
Well, there’s that . . . and the fact that “family-life” has been kicking my b**t!
When it kicks, I tend to not write.
I know the Lord wants me to be tenacious. He wants me to learn how to kick-back using the tools He has provided: prayer, fasting and council from His word.
I tend to employ my own tools: crying, whining to my husband, confiding in my Bestie (she’s starting not to take my calls), and hiding under my bed.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted so I won’t start off by telling you how I’ve been quivering in my parenting boots lately. Instead, I’ll start off with something way more pleasant and palatable, like sharing some photos of my Angel’s wedding.
I mean, seriously . . . I know you’re only reading this for one of three reasons: A) to be inspired in your home life; B) to escape reality for a few fleeting moments; or C) because my husband paid you off, so I’ll keep this post light and sweet.
But know this – a very serious and emotionally over-the-top rant about parenting young adults will eventually be posted. I’ll title it Jesus, Take the Wheel! Consider yourself warned.
And now, I’ll do what we as parents tend to do when we feel overwhelmed and under pressure regarding our kids: talk about the ones that bring us joy . . .
Wedding Day Recap
(All photos are courtesy of Meg Hansen Photography.)
I call this one – Sister, Sister . . .
I love this picture. I love it because it shows Ashley (my oldest daughter) looking on in utter amazement as her younger sister (Angel, the Bride) is being dolled up for her Big Day. To me, her look is priceless. It’s a look only an adoring big sister could have.
The first look . . .
Daddy tries hard to choke-back his tears.
Here comes the bride . . .
This is one of my favorites. He is her favorite person in the world. (Um…I guess he’s #2 now.)
Flower petals, rings, and beautiful little things . . .
This brother and sister duo were so adorable. The little guy (barely 2 years old) almost stole the show. He never made it down the isle! He decided that he had better things to do, so the Officiant ended up going after him and walking him down!
Praying at the altar . . .
Inviting God in…the sacredness of prayer…the altar…it gets me every time.
That Kiss . . .
The way she’s smiling…the way he’s holding her.
Beautiful bridesmaids in shades of coral . . .
The handsome groom and his men strike a pose . . .
A parents joy simply can not to be contained . . .
The Love Birds . . .
Out of almost 1000 pictures this is one of my top five! His face says it all.
And they lived happily ever after . . .
Love the converse…and the fact that she’s wearing her big sister’s veil.
I’ve shared this post at these fabulous faith and family link-ups.
Maree Dee says
I am so glad you stopped by my site. I love the pictures. What a beautiful day, bride, parents, family, groom, etc. Thank you for sharing.
Hey Marie! I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures. And I’m glad we are “neighbors”. I really enjoy myself when I visit your neck of the woods. Looking firward to seeing you sometime soon.-0)
Lori Schumaker says
Tiffiney!!!! Oh my STARS! I saw this post and was bound and determined to stop here and comment! Life has been c-r-a-z-y busy. All good, but overwhelming! But I made it here a last♥ These pictures are beyond beautiful! What a sweet wedding. And that girl of yours? Breathtaking!
It’s so good to “visit” with you! I’ve missed you♥
Hey Lori! I’ve missed you, too! I’m so glad you got the chance to stop by and visit for a while. It’s always great hearing from you. Glad you enjoyed the pictures. It was my privilege to share them. 🙂
Deb Wolf says
Wow, I love it!! Absolutely beautiful!!!!
Thanks so much, Deb! It’s my pleasure to share them with you. 🙂
This is so beautiful and encouraging.Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for stopping by, Stella! So good to have you.
These pictures are breath taking! Congratulations!
Hey Sarah! Thanks so much!
Sarah Geringer says
These photos are gorgeous. I must say, I love your dress too! Florals are my favorites, and you look like a queen in them! Thank you for sharing these lovely, personal glimpses. You have a beautiful family!
Hey Sarah! It’s totally my pleasure to share the most joyous moments of my life with wonderful blogger friends. And thanks for the compliment on my dress. I loved it! It was a God send. 🙂 Blessings to you and yours!
No wonder you’ve been gone for a while, Tiffiney! It’s always so time-consuming to plan and help your daughter with a wedding! And what a beauty she is–especially all decked out in her amazing wedding dress! And those shoes! I LOVE it! Yes, that adoring and love-struck look on his face in every snapshot you’ve shared is priceless. What a blessed and glorious day you’ve all had! Congrats to you all!
Hey Beth! So good hearing from you after all this time. Helping to plan my daughters wedding was truly one of the highlights of my life as a mom. I feel so blessed to have shared in that part of her journey. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Miriam @ ChristianStressManagement.com says
A picture truly speaks a thousand words and these speak of loads of love and joy. Thank you for sharing.
Hi Miriam! Thanks so much for stopping by. It’s always a mamma’s pleasure to share pictures of her (not so) little beauties.
Thank you for sharing your family! Your post brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful photos and a beautiful post. I see the love and joy in the photos through the eyes of the each family member. What a beautiful story to share. Bless you and your family!
Hi there, Robin! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m so glad that you were touched by my post. Your comments really touched me and blessed me. I’ve visited your blog and I was blessed by what you shared as well; especially your post on Trusting Your Journey. Good getting to know you. Blessings to you and yours!