I knew this would happen. My Mama has been telling me it would happen for weeks now. Her most common advice to me is, “You’d better slow down – you’re gonna get sick!” Well, I didn’t know how to slow down, and I did get sick. Last Tuesday, something hit me like a ton of bricks. At first I thought it was the flu, but the heavy duty aches and fever only lasted about 24 hours. It did slow me down some, but I still sang at Mr. Andrews’ funeral Friday, helped Bill and Dannye Reigh with a wedding Saturday, and went to church yesterday. Sunday night, though, I crashed, and I have been on “forced rest” these past two days. After the funeral I lost my voice, and just found it last night. It’s not 100%, but much better. I probably have a sinus infection, and now a chest cold, but I do feel somewhat better, and hope to get back to real life tomorrow. There is still so much to do!
Sunday was Pamela’s last shower before her wedding. Our church gives beautiful showers for the young ladies, and Pam’s was no exception. We try to design the showers to fit the bride’s personality, so the hostesses did Pamela’s in a summery beach theme. I don’t have pictures yet, but it was sooooo cute! They had set up a colorful beach umbrella at the front of the room with two “bag” chairs and a table of sorts. Normally, the groom-to-be comes in after the devotional, but since Will is in Florida, Pamela’s maid of honor, Dannye, sat with her. All the tables were set with picnic baskets, a beach towel as a table runner, little beach parasols, etc. And everyone was encouraged to wear their flipflops! We had so much fun!!
Our dear friend, Jennifer, brought the devotion. She was one of the first young ladies from our church that our family had to privilege to see go through courtship and then marriage, and what a blessing that couple has been! Jennifer was about 18 or 19 when we first came to NBBC. She won my heart our first Sunday there as she befriended my very shy Dannye Reigh. And what a beauty she is!! I have always called her “My Most Beautiful Girl” – she is unbelievably gorgeous. I mean one of those girls you see in magazines that you know is photoshopped and airbrushed to look that good, only Jennifer does in real life! But the most wonderful thing about Jennifer is that her beauty is not only skin deep. She is kind, gracious, and loves the Lord Jesus. She has the greatest laugh, and you hear it often, for her heart is full of joy! She and her hubby now have two little ones. She is a wonderful wife and mother, so was the perfect one to give Pamela’s devotion. She spoke on “The Joy of Marriage”, and you could see that she spoke from her heart, and she truly experiences joy in marriage.
Pamela received many wonderful gifts at this shower, as she has all of the previous showers. She was excited to complete her tableware set, and she received towels, cookware, and picture frames. We laughed as she opened 3 different clocks – and she already had one from a previous shower! Someone asked me if she has a thing about clocks! But I think Pamela was more excited about one gift than all the others – a dear friend gave them a Shop Vac! Will had registered for it, and Pamela was so excited to call him to say he’d received a gift at this shower! He was truly blessed!
Well, this is too long already. I wish I had pictures, but don’t as yet. I just got DSL internet at Mama’s, so hopefully will have more chances to upload pictures here and to our photo sites. We’ll see!
God bless your day!!