Today marks two full months of when my sweet baby John Spencer, left this world as soon as he entered it, now, he is whole and complete and safe in the Arms of Jesus. Its hard to believe it has been two months, since I held my lil 1lb 1oz baby boy in my arms. I’m thankful for those sweet and precious 21 weeks and one day he was in my womb and the two days we got to sit and hold his precious frail body. Not many mothers have that privilege and I find myself truly grateful for that short time of holding him and know even while holding him and kissing his sweet face and holding his cold lil hands and feet, that he is not here but in an oh so much better place!
I thought I would share a lil bit of him with you, there, and share this precious picture also.
Okay, so now back to my story! After the last three weeks of planning and engagement, came the gloriously wonderful day of our wedding. And like I said before, that day was COLD!! It was freezing, but I don’t think I even noticed it being so cold, I know some of my bridesmaids said, because I had much more clothing on, but really, all that clothing didn’t warm me in the least, only the Love of my Heavenly Father, the legacy of my grandparents, and the love I had for this man, truly warmed my heart and permeated through my very being!
Okay, so the very beginning of that day! Ohhhhh!! SOooo excited to tell you! (Seriously some of my most favorite remembrances!! Truly made up for some of the things I forgot to do on that big day, we will get to those later!)
Got my Hair and Makeup done to go get ready for pictures early that morning! We had to meet my beloved at the Rose Garden in Decatur, where I would see him for the very first time that day! And, he… wait for it!! Would be blindfolded and see me in my dream gown for the very first time!! YAY!!!
Let me give you the entry I wrote in my journal, It explains a bit more of my excitement!
“I will never forget that day, all my dreams came true. You were there, my dear, you remember it? How excited we all were, as we approached the gardens. The screams and giggles and chills from the morning air in November. Y’all speaking so loudly at the sight of the tall handsome figure in the midst of the gardens, standing, waiting with the red blind fold wrapped about his head. Like a dream or aspiration we whirled the vehicle about the gardens and came to a halt. Everyone quickly and carefully hurrying about, as my calm heart skipped several beats here and there.The sight of my love, my life, took my breath away!
There he stood so calmly waiting for my entrance, to see me, his bride for the first time that day. To get a glimpse or two before we took pictures.”
“Waiting and watching while my love turned to take off the blindfold about his eyes…”
“That smile, that look of surprise! Wow! So amazed and so in love! The background with the arrow through the sphere is truly how I felt, cupids arrow was penetrating deep in my heart!”
“The look of love on my man’s face here is so sweet! Its as if he were thinking those words from the Scriptures, When Adam first beheld his wife, Eve. “This is bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh.” Seeing that handsome gaze staring right back at me, not a word did utter his lips nor did they mine. perhaps he was simply soaking in the moment, as was I.”
Here’s to you, my love
After meeting in the garden we were able to have some time alone, or so we thought…
Yeah, I know a good photographer when I see one. 🙂 Photo Credit: Joseph Frank (My lil Bro).
After our “private” time, we did our wedding photos. They were so fun! The girls looked gorgeous and the guys were handsome!
(And my amazing, wedding decorator!!)
So thankful to the Lord for a great group of bridesmaids! I love each of them for being there for me and Spencer! And I thank all the guys who were there to help us celebrate!
I do want to thank my wonderful parents and in laws for helping this day happen!
I thank my families and the Lord Jesus for this wonderful day! God be glorified!
Look for Part 3, next week. Thanks y’all!