Sunday, June 28, 2009

I Will Be Here

"To have and to hold"

Amy checking on her girls, Jordan and Kylie, and nephew, Cole-

Saturday, I was honored to sing for Erik and Amy. Erik is such a great young man. I have always been so fond of him. He is my nephew, and I have watched him grow up....and grow he did. He is quite tall and beautiful inside and out. He has 2 gorgeous daughters, Jordan and Kylie, and has found the beautiful, amazing Amy. I haven't spent much time with Amy before, but I can tell I do love her and welcome her to the family. They got a fair share of teasing...something about dating for 10 years to make sure it was right. I think it is more than is perfect!

They had a wonderful celebration with family and friends. I sang Steven Curtis Chapman's song, "I Will Be Here". Pastor Ron told the story of the song, saying that Steven's parents had been through a very rough divorce and it was extremely hard on him. When he was to be married, he wrote the song for his wife....

Tomorrow morning, when you wake up and the sun does not apprear, I will be here.

If in the dark we lose sight of love, hold my hand and have no fear....I will be here.

I will be here when you feel like being quiet, when you need to speak your mind, I will listen.

And I will be here when the laughter turns to crying, through the winning, losing or crying,

We'll be together.....I will be here.

The Pastor Ron went on to tell how Steven Curtis Chapman's family went through the tragic loss of their daughter last year. In every marriage there are problems. In every marriage there are times of trouble, but the song says it like it matter what....I am going to be here.

I also really, really loved the meditation Pastor Ron had......"Here you are Erik and Amy, all dressed up in your finest. You are bringing the very best you have, the very best you are. You won't be wearing these kind of clothes every day. Life is not one continuous wedding day.

What will you wear, not to the wedding, but to the marriage? What attitudes will you bring to your marriage? With what garments will you clothe your heart?"

In the selection from scripture that Jade read, Paul said to clothe your heart with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, and forgiveness, and wrap all of these things up in love. Only love will give you the ability to do all of these things. "Human love fades unless it finds it's source- and that source has to be God". Well said, Pastor Ron. I loved your message!

Erik got a little tongue tied.

Amy started laughing.


With us still....

My great niece, Jade, her mom, Jennifer, and Nichole-
Jennifer and Nichole are sisters of the groom.

For the very first time, I present to you: Mr and Mrs. Erik Foos

The wedding party entered the reception hall with celebration! The DJ, JT, said....."and now, starting as bridesmaid, Jennifer Sehr and she shook her pom pom madly!"

When the bride and groom entered the reception hall, he played....."Let's Get Ready to Rumble"
and everyone clapped and cheered and Amy waved her boquet!

My beautiful sister, Ginny and awesome husband, Roger .
Ginny is the groom's mom!

Tyler and Christi getting down with the kids!

JT up to his tricks. VERY entertaining JT!

He does balloon tricks too!

You CAN have your cake and eat it too!

Getting along at the moment!

Cute little redhead girl! (Granddaughter, Braylyn)

I am SO Done! Good Night!


Tom, Darese and Gia

Marissa Rose- Love you forever!

It is really hard for me, this blog thing. It takes a bit of time each time I do it and I really do have something to say just about every day.....really! I wanted to leave the wedding up a couple of days, so I am just adding to my post. June 29 brings the last Monday of June, 3 softball games, and 2 special birthdays. Darese is my brother Tom's wife, shown here with her daughter, Gia. Happy Birthday to Darese! Then, there is Marissa, our baby, sweet 16 today, already been to the courthouse to get her license. Marissa is 16. Darese is....more than 16. I am looking forward to their visit to Iowa this week! Happy Birthday to two special young ladies in my life. Love you!


Jennifer said...

Oh Carol! Such moments of Joy you share here. I love these photos, so full of love and joy. Thank you for sharing.

Sunshine Mama said...

Great wedding photos. Weddings are always such fun. The bride and groom look happy.

Marilyn Moser said...

Love the pix at the wedding! Beautiful! SO hard to believe that Rissa Rose is 16!! Where did the years go! Happy Belated Birthday!

Love ya,

Jean said...

Great photos.

This looks like love worth waiting for.