Sunday, June 11, 2006
Marriage is a beautiful thing...
So today was one of the craziest looooong days in a while. Fun, but crazy and long. We had our dear friends Jess and Justin spend the night last night (playing games till late) and then on to the day. First we started with Kynzi's soccer last game. She scored a goal and they went undefeated. YAY!!! I dropped her off with Chele and Brian and Karston went to Blake's and Jeanne-Ann went to work the concessions stand at the Little League fields. It was our teams day to do so and so she did her duty.
After dropping Kynzi off I headed to the church where I was the Pastor for Patrick and Maria's wedding. What a pure joy those two are. I really enjoy them a lot. After getting a little bit of a late start last night at the rehearsal because of a wardrobe malfunction, today was great! Poor Patrick had to stay up really late because their video had the wrong songs over the wrong section. Oh well. He got to bed at 2:30am or so. Not bad the night before your BIG day!
So Patrick and I stood upfront while we waited for everyone to come down the aisle. We made small talk and laughed a lot. I'm sure people were wondering what we were talking about, but that is privileged information.Maria walked down the aisle and was stunning. The tears began for Patrick. Ahhh....love. It's a wonderful thing. I love weddings because they are such a wonderful celebration. It brings people together and they all, typically, have a great time. People come from all over to join the couple to celebrate this awesome moment.
It has been my privilege to be part of many ceremonies and it never seems to get old. I enjoy them so much. This was my 4th one this year and my next one is next weekend. After the wedding we all headed over to the Reed Opera House for the reception to hang with friends and continue the celebration. Got to see some people I haven't seen in a while: Dennis and his new girlfriend, mike and debbie, shannon, daniel, and several others. Love that.
Then I had to head out early to get to Karston's last t-ball game. Kynzi was at the wedding and reception with Chele and was going to go with me and then she decided to stay and then she was going with me and then she was going to stay and then the tears flowed and she was going with me and she ended up staying. Ahhh....women. Decisions and emotions don't start at puberty...it's wayyy earlier.aaa ;)
So I got to Karston's game a little late but got to enjoy most of it. They play 2 innings and everyone bats through. Half way through the season they started giving them 3 pitches and then back to the T if they didn't hit it. Karston knocked both of his quite well. That's my boy! Then I stand with him in the field and help him. Love that.
Appearantly there was a big deal that happened right before I got there. A kid fell off a 3 foot wall and got a little hurt. His mother came over and got him (from the other team) and brought him back by her. Next thing you know he is running away from his grandfather and he cathes the boy and hits him so hard across the face everyone hears it on the other side of the field. A social worker who was there called the cops because there was a mark on the boys face, but by the time the cops got there the mark was gone. Hopefully it was enough to scare that stupid jerk so that he never does it again. I doubt it, but I pray for that family tonight. so sad.
Back to the game...2 innings and we are on our way to Pietros for pizza, games and trophies. We went with 5 kids (picked up Brian & chele's girlsC). What fun. the best was spending FOREVER trying to figure out what they all wanted to get with their tickets they got from their games.
We left and went to Casey's graduation party. More parties this year for us than any other ever. And I'm 1 1/2 years out from the church. Crazy. Love this group of graduates though.
Now we are home and I am no longer tired, but wired. Think I will try and sleep soon...or read a few pages of Ted Dekker's Showdown.