Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Happy Ending to a Busy, Emotional Week

This was a week for visiting with family. Some of whom we don't see often, some we haven't seen for years. We would much rather have seen them at a different occasion than the unexpected funeral of my grandmother, but that was God's plan for us this week. We were very grateful for the comfort we received from Rev. Nederveen in the funeral address, and for the knowledge that we will see Opoe again. At the funeral service on Friday, we sang the beautiful hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness".

On Saturday afternoon, we gathered together again and sang the same hymn, but at a much happier occasion! My brother Mike was married to Kathryn Helder. It was a truly beautiful day, the weather was perfect, sunny and warm, and we could have a happy ending to the week.
Here is the day in pictures....
The handsome groom and his handsome groomsmen
Kathryn's dad handing her off to Mike
The kiss!

My nephew Reuben (the ringbearer) playing with the car the rings were tied in.
My niece, Olivia, the beautiful flower girl
The bridal couple - don't they look happy?

Bethany playing at the reception (great job, Beth!) and Deanna trying to sneak away with the cake!


The respective parents doing their toasts
The Dutch Reformed obligatory poem using the letters of "Michael" and "Kathryn" composed and performed splendidly by Tim, Deanna, Bethany and Jeremy.
And one more of the smiling happy couple!
We love you, Uncle Mike and Aunt (for real now!) Kathryn! Have a wonderful honeymoon, and we'll see you when you get back.

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