Saturday, August 07, 2010
The clock tells me that it is now the early moments of August 7, 2010. Before the day is over, Aaron and Jenny will be married. I am really hoping that all will go well for them--not just for this day, but throughout their marriage.
I think that the rehearsal went well. I tried to keep things simple and hope that we did enough of the walk through that nobody will feel uncomfortable when it's time for the real work later today.
If you've been reading Out of My Hat for very long, you already know that I think that I have a grand family. I am truly humbled that the gang is all here. With the great distances that had to be traveled, the late notification for planning an additional summer outing, the many things that occupy our busy lives--I really wasn't expecting so many to make it. Just two of the 30 (soon to be 31) members of my family (siblings, spouses, kids, and of course--Mom and Dad)were unable to make the trip. The have come from DC, Norfolk VA, Indianapolis, Chicago, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Central Illinois--and some of them traveled these great distances IN CARS WITH KIDS!
I wish that we had more time to spend together and that there wasn't so much to do in the way of wedding stuff. Oh well. I haven't even seen Mom and Dad yet.
In addition to family, we have some great friends that are doing so much to help us. Friends from my church family are the best. I know that in addition to the ones that have been helping with the dinner, decorating, sound, etc., there will be a church full of those that are coming to celebrate with us and witness the wedding in a few short hours.
It is not my intent to slight Chris' family or any of Jenny's relatives. I am just so grateful to my siblings for making the trip to be here for my son's big day. This is the first of my parents 17 grandkids to get married. That means a whole bunch of weddings are in the future of this family. I'm looking forward to them all!
Well, I still have some work to do to get ready for my part of the ceremony and a few hours of sleep would be nice. It's been a great start to the weekend. I hope that you will have a grand weekend, too. If you are in Ozark tomorrow afternoon, swing by Hopedale Baptist Church at 2pm and join us in celebrating Aaron and Jenny's wedding!
Btw, a big shout out to General Manager Jennifer Root of BWW on Battlefield in Springfield. She donated 100 of the 230 wings that we bought for the rehearsal dinner. Thanks, Jennifer! Stop by and let her know that you appreciate her helping us out!