This past Saturday was the day I gave my baby girl away. I marched her down the isle and gave her to Trevor.
Lauren and Trevor’s wedding was quite the event. Lauren has said for years that Uncle Steve (Steve Pettis) would perform her ceremony and she held true to that word. We were so glad to have Steve and Regina, Jenna and Ethan with us. Steve is not Lauren’s blood uncle. We have been really close friends for longer than Lauren has been in the world. They were with us the day she was born and she loves her Uncle Steve and Aunt Regina.
There were many other very close friends and members of our families and their presence meant the world to us.
There was lot’s of planning for months and hard work for weeks. The wedding and reception would have never been so good had it not been for our church family.
We have the most awesome church family. I could say thank you to every individual a thousand times and for me it still wouldn’t be enough. There are some of you who have been involved in the planning for months. Lauren asked you to be involved and you jumped on the wagon for the long haul. There are a few of you who have worked hard to make Lauren and Trevor’s wedding a success. I want to mention names so bad but I’m afraid that I’ll miss someone and I wouldn’t want anyone to be left out. You know who you are. Thank You!!
Many others helped Saturday. You worked to make the ceremony great, served as our caterers, servers, host, hostesses and more. Then you stayed to help clean and put the sanctuary, kitchen and banquet hall back together. Felicia and I were extremely overwhelmed by the love and support that you demonstrated with your actions.
Many, many others attended the wedding. You’re presence did not go unnoticed. The church was packed to capacity and many of those in attendance were you, the members of our church family. Thank you for loving us. We love you too!!!
I know there are many others who would have been present except for circumstances that prevented you. Others that you love us but you just don’t do weddings and that’s ok. I don’t particularly like attending weddings either.
As I write this post it’s Sunday evening. Felicia and I were not with you in worship services today. We slept late (exhausted), drove to Crawfordville, Florida to deliver the rest of Lauren and Trevor’s belongings, gifts and Scar (the cat). We then drove to Deerpoint Lake to our family retreat. We’ve been here about an hour. Felicia is stretched out on the porch swing and I sit in a porch chair with my feet propped up and my computer in my lap. This retreat will be short lived but it wouldn’t have been possible at all without our ministry partners, Chris and Alicia.
We are so extremely blessed to have such high quality people working with us. They are talented, hard working and Loyal. It has been an awesome blessing to have today off and be relaxed and at peace. Thanks Chris and Alicia we love you guys!!
Our entire family are so blessed to have all of you as part of our lives.