Saturday, August 9, 2008

Wedding Day!

Anna and Grandma
Anna, 20 months

Mr. and Mrs. Perkins and family (plus the minister)

The kiss.

The rings. :)

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Perkins! Today was Annette and Ethan's wedding. And I can tell you that this is the first wedding that I actually even came close to shedding tears. Trust me. That's big. I'm not a big crier (unless I'm angry, then the tears just flow... go figure... or if I just gave birth... OK off that tangent now) Anyhow, it was an amazing ceremony, but the thing that was so amazing was their story. Annette's first husband was arrested for some horrible things a while ago and she was left with her three children to raise alone, a girl and two boys. Ethan's wife just up and left one day and never looked back. That left him with his son and daughter to raise alone. Then one day, the two met and fell in love. The rest is history. It's amazing how God brought them together. Out of the ashes. They are both God-fearing Christians and oh they love each other and one another's children so much! At the ceremony, not only did they say vows to one another, but they also said vows to each others' children. Annette's oldest son was crying. I think he misses having a father. God gave him that today. An earthly father, that is. *sigh* It was a wonderful day. I have photos to share now. :) (You can click to enlarge them.)


Leslie said...

Ana's dress is gorgeous!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

How sweet! Praise God!

Tiffany said...

What a great story! I love the picture of Ana.

Sarah said...

This post gave me chills! What a beautiful story of the grace of God~ and joining two hearts! I love that they said vows to each others kids~ how cool is that! He had a great hat on!

Qtpies7 said...

You nearly made me cry!
What a sweet day.