Monday, May 28, 2012

going to the chapel . . .

dear emily,

my eldest son is getting married a week from saturday, and we are over-
joyed.   over as in "over the moon."  i chose his bride to be, and who gets
to do that anymore?   me.



she is like sunshine.   not the hot, blaring kind.   the warm and dappled
sunny kind.   he is like the rock of gibralter.   steady, dependable, and
kind.

they will be a powerful force "in the shadow of the Lord."  (psalm 91)

love,
lea


37 comments:

Celia M. said...

Wonderful looking couple!! I would say you did great mom!!! ... Your daughter-in-love to be radiates beauty not only on the outside ... but in the photo you can see she is a very caring and warm person.

Wishing you all a very happy week ahead and a wonderful Saturday. Can't wait for you to share photos of the special day.. hugs, HHL

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

WOW! how wonderful and what an exciting time! Blessings on this gift from above.

Debbie said...

What an exciting time! They look so happy in the photo. May they have many years of love and happiness together.

blessings and love,
Debbie

Deborah Ann said...

Aw, congratulations Lea, to you and the happy couple! I hope you'll post some pictures. Who doesn't love a wedding?

Sonja said...

I've been thinking of you so much and wondering how soon the wedding was going to be. They are a precious and beautiful pair. May God give them a super special day and many happy years of making memories together.

I can't wait to see pictures!! :)
Our kids seddings were so much fun. I loved all of it. I got more relaxed with each one! So enjoy this special time and all that is ahead.

Tamara Swerline said...

During our wedding rehearsal, when the pastor came to the "if anyone has just cause why these two should not be joined together..." my future mother-in-law stood up. Even though it was the rehearsal, it was not her finest moment, yet 33 years later I am still here.

Mark 10:7-9 (NASB)
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, and the two shall become one flesh; so they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

Blessings to both families!

Susy said...

Congratulations ~ and may grace and peace surround you all as you approach the big day. And for every day after that, as a matter of fact (: blessings xo

Cinnamon said...

How exciting! Such a perfect blending of "rock and sunshine" :-)

Congratulations!

~Cinnamon

Debbie said...

Oh how exciting! Congratulations to the happy looking couple. Looks like you did a wonderful job...ENJOY...

A Tale of Two Cities said...

What a special week this will be for all of you! I think you are doubly blessed--a loving son and now a special daughter-in-law.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Ooo what a lovely Mother-in-law you will be.

Have a great day.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Congratulations, Lea! They look like they're built to last - so much in love. They make a lovely couple. God willing, maybe I'll get to choose my son's bride.

Enjoy the wedding and have a blessed and happy ceremony.

Lana said...

Congratulations, Lea --- and son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law! They make a lovely couple!

My oldest son was married on my birthday in February and we couldn't be happier with his choice. :)

It's always a wonderful thing when God is in the plans, isn't it? :)

Lisa said...

What a precious couple! I know you are over the moon and crazy busy...all at once.:)

Dina said...

What a lovely couple. Sounds like a perfect match. Mazal tov!

Thanks for your visit. You are always welcome at JHDP. Shalom

Jenn said...

Congratulations! How exciting for your whole family.

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Sandy said...

Congratulations to all of you! They are a beautiful couple and I know God will bless their union.

carissa at lowercase letters said...

oh wow! what a blessing to know he has found a gem. congratulations.

Emily said...

Congrats to your son/daughter in law to be! :)
How did you get to pick her?

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Congratulations to all!! Enjoy, have fun and Praise God for the answer to Godly mother's prayers...a Godly daughter-in-law..and God even allowed you to pick her...LOL
Have fun!!!

Theresa said...

What a blessing to be able to choose your husband's wife! Enjoy the wedding and this special time.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. I just love Janette!

Just Be Real said...

Congratulations on your son's soon to be wedding. Blessings.

Single and Sane said...

What a wonderful picture -- Excited for you as your family continues to grow!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

What a beautiful couple. What an exciting time, enjoy it.

Vee said...

You chose her? You did very well! They look very happy and make a very cute couple. Best wishes and many blessings!

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

Such a lovely couple! You speak such words of honor regarding your future daughter-in-law. How blessed she will be. Congratulations to the happy couple. May God grant them a lifetime of joy and love!

Bree said...

Hi Lea! It has been so long :) Congratulations on the excitement of your son's upcoming marriage! Even more, that he is marrying a woman you know and love who will do the same for him :) All is well here-busy, busy! Expecting of 5th son!! Amazing and wonderful our Lord is! God has been working on this here girl's heart in mighty ways over the last year...lots of tears but OH SO GOOD! Wouldn't change a thing! He has answered so many personal prayer requests-All to His glory I pray :) Big hugs and love!

Champagne Macarons said...

How wonderful!! Such a lovely couple. I wish them much happiness.
Please stop by for my Lavender Dreams giveaway. xoxo, B

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh how wonderful, Lea. May they be blessed by God and be a light shining in this dark frosty world.

Jenny said...

Wow.

A matchmaker Mom? I'm seriously impressed.

I tried that. Once. Let me just say I will NOT be sharing engagement or other couple photos with you at this time.

Your daughter-in-law looks lovely. It's so neat to be a part of their happily ever after!

Sonja said...

Just want you to know that special thoughts and prayers are going up this week for the big day, for the precious couple... and for the mom & dad! :)

Susan B said...

Congratulations to your family! How wonderful for you all!! :)

Libby said...

How wonderful! Like Celia, I have a daughter-in-love because she was chosen by God for our son and I could not love her more if she had come from me. There is something so special about this relationship and I've decided it's because I love my son so much and she is an extension of and yet a vital part of who he is. Just wait until you have grands. Another new dimension of LOVE!

Darcie said...

awww...Congrats to you and them!!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Aw honey what a gorgeous couple they are and I know you are over the moon in happiness.
I can't wait to see the wedding pictures.
Congrats honey to all of you and I pray for years and years of happiness for them.
Love ya
Maggie

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a beautiful couple! A wonderful event and I know you are all blessed to have your family grow...

My hubby and I have prayed for our children's future spouses from when they were itty bitty and are so thankful and blessed for the Godly men that our daughters have married...and praise the Lord for our son's sweet girlfriend who loves the Lord as well.

Blessings & Aloha!