September 15, 2010

My flower girl is now a bride....

She was my flower girl 18 years ago. I don't have her solo picture so I just cropped this from the original photo where I was the bride. Now it's her moment to be showered with flowers and to say "I do". Oh, she would surely be a lovely bride! I am excited to be there for her.

Last month, Michelle flew with her groom to visit us. She invited us to be part of her wedding entourage. I'm going to be the matron of honor. What an honor, indeed.

I - for Invitation and "I do"

My list of thanksgiving for this week:

I thank God for His faithfulness in Michelle's life. I wrote in my previous post how she misses her mom, but the Lord has been her comfort in times of loneliness.

I thank the Lord for providing her a good  husband who loves and provides for her, and a new family where love and joy abound.

I thank God, our Father, for surrounding Michelle with family and friends who helped her grow as a beautiful person inside and out.

I thank the Lord, my Provider, for my plane tickets so I can be with family in Michelle's wedding.

I praise God for the gift of family where I feel welcome and loved, and where His grace and joy abound. I'm excited to stay (again) in my parents house, see relatives, and visit my family in-law.

Click the button to take you to Judy's list of thanksgiving, and also to meet other thankful women.


mrsnesbitt said...

Oh a wedding - how fantastic! Will there be lots of photos? Oh good! Give me a shout when you share them!

ABC team

Roger Owen Green said...

my daughter, 6, was in a wedding this month!

congrats on the upcoming wedding and the one 18 years ago.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

RenJac said...

Nooooooooo, our babies are growing up too fast :(

:) Love the photos :)

Goose Hill Farm said...

Beautiful post, Ruth! Many blessings and congratulations to Michelle!

In His service~

Deborah Ann said...

God has certainly been blessing you! May the blessings continue, as God shines His Face upon you..

Lady Rose said...


I am sure you must be very happy. I hope your daughter has a beautiful wedding, and more importantly, a blessed marriage.

-Lady Rose

P.S. Are you going to be showing us some photos of the wedding? I surely hope so. :)

munchesmom said...

How sweet that you are the Maid of Honor for your Flower Girl's wedding! What a special time for both of you!

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

Oh this is SO wonderful!!!! What a fabulous list of things to be thankful for! You are so blessed to be sharing in this sacred time with someone who played such a special part in your own wedding day! You both look SO LOVELY in this photo! Thanks for sharing it with us! And thanks for joining in A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings!

Donna said...


What a special blessing you have been to Michelle! I am so very sorry for the loss of your sister, but I am sure she is so proud of her daughter and the beautiful woman (inside and out) that she has become!

Praying for safety as you travel...I know you'll have a wonderful weekend!


Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a beautiful and special post. Can't wait to see the photos of the wedding.

Michelle said...

Congratulations to all!!

breadgirl said...

Hello Ruth

What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing it with us and congratulations to the bride and groom.

I have been given an award which I am to pass on to other blogs I like so I am passing it on to you. If you wish to accept it, please go to my blog, Last Welsh Martyr, and see the details and pick up the award.

God bless you,the bride & groom, and all your family on this wonderful occasion.