On Saturday, “Marianne” and “Colonel Brandon” were joined together in marriage.
The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. True, most weddings are beautiful anyway, but this one was especially as I reflected on how God has led Amanda and Alex and, in fact, our whole family, to this point, showering His grace upon them and us through difficult times and decisions. The wedding was a beautiful testimony of the grace of God and the steadfastness of true love.
SONNET 116 by William Shakespeare
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
P.S. And yes, that sonnet was read at the wedding and couldn’t be more applicable. “Looks on tempests and is never shaken…”
to my beautiful dear sister and her dashing new husband. God’s riches blessings be on you both.
Wow, it’s been, like, almost a month since I posted!! Life has been SOOOOOO busy. Lots of family things keeping us busy; our grandma, who has been suffering from health problems, has moved in with us; and we’ve been preparing for “Marianne’s” wedding!!! Which is in FOUR DAYS!!!
Part of the preparation on my part has consisted of sewing 3 of the bridesmaid gowns and the sashes. The first two dress were Margaret’s and mine, and the other I put off until….this week… because the bridesmaid lives out of state and I wanted to make sure it fit as I sewed it. This week she is here visiting and we’re working on it together. I’m about 1/2-way done with it and should have it finished tomorrow.
And the wedding is on Saturday. 😀
I am SO EXCITED!! I will be sure to post pictures afterwards! 🙂
Well, that’s about all for now, but I thought I really should update, as this poor blog has been so neglected!
So what have you all been up to lately? Any special sewing projects?