A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of attending Emily's (daughter to one of my dear friends, Laura) wedding. She was a gorgeous bride!
Emily's dreams were realized in a beautiful Texas Hill Country setting... every detail was so exquisitely perfect. I only have a few highlights to share, but you'll get the feel... white on white... elegant and fitting... holding true to Emily's dream of a cowboy wedding... with style!
I peeked in to get a photo before the reception... Would you have ever imagined that the inside of a Barn could look so amazing?
And, the message of the ceremony was the best I have ever heard... the minister didn't gloss over how, after the honeymoon, things can be a real challenge. His encouragement to put God first and to have a tender and compassionate heart toward one another was right on the mark. Next to raising children, having a successful and fulfilling marriage is the hardest job you will ever have. There is no happily-ever-after without some effort... okay, a lot of effort... on both sides... and, a lot of help from God.
Meet some of my knitting friends: myself, Kim (wearing a Boo Knits shawl), Laura (lovely mother-of-the-bride) and Sherry. I've spent some wonderful hours knitting and solving life's problems with these ladies.
My beloved is standing next to a giant agave in the pasture. It was just HUGE and so beautiful!!
Just one of the many plantings on and around the Barn.
Everyday. single. day. I am happy and blessed to be married to my Beloved. Witnessing a precious young couple begin their journey together sweetens my own sense of appreciation... of where we've been... and where we are going...
And strengthens my resolve to make the most of this gift... the gift of my Beloved. I am thankful. The journey and the lessons continue.
A special thanks to Emily and Robert and their parents for allowing us the honor of bearing witness to this holy union. May their journey be filled with joy and blessed by His Love.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
blessings ~ tanna
PS thank you all for your most kind words after my last post... you embarrass me with your generosity, but I deeply appreciate your kindness.