Friday, July 7, 2017

Life's Joys by Barbara Edwards

I'm writing this on the fly since I almost forgot my post date.

Let me fill you in on my schedule.

I had two weddings to attend. One was planned for a year with all the angst and worry about getting it right. Both the bride, my grand-daughter, and groom are in the Navy. And it was a beautiful service; Perfect. Of course the photos are on my husband's camera.

The other was planned in two weeks when the bride, my husband's grand-daughter, called her father and said she was getting married at the town hall. "No daughter of mine is doing that!" And the family found a lovely location, planned the reception, found dresses for the bridesmaids, a wedding cake and placeholders. My cell phone died as the bride walked up the aisle. Go figure.

The bride is in the Army. The groom in the Marines and his best man flew in from Hawaii for the ceremony.

Both events made me cry.
Then there were two graduations from high school.

Two confirmations and three birthdays.

So my writing schedule was messy to say the least.

A swearing in for the military for my grand-son.

Plus the family picnic for the Fourth of July.
Here are a scattering of photos from the happy events.
I hope your life is as full of joy.


Leah St. James said...

Wow, Barbara...I'm going to stop whining that I'm too busy! :-) Congratulations to you and your family for all the wonderful news. Wishing all joy and the best of luck as they forge ahead on their new journeys.

Margo Hoornstra said...

A life full of joy is right! Thank you to your family members for their service. Congratulations to all for their milestone events. Thanks for sharing.

Jannine Gallant said...

Sounds like a "good" busy. You'll have some great memories and can get back to the writing business feeling wonderful about where your family is headed!

Brenda whiteside said...

It's great that your family is close and celebrates all of life's events. There are those in the world without that kind of joy. How lucky for those of us who do!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

I commend your family for their service. And much congratulations on the weddings, the confirmations, the graduations, the swearing into service and all the rest. You have a family to be proud of.

Barbara Edwards said...

Thanks, Leah. It was all worth it.

Barbara Edwards said...

Hi Margo,
I am bubbling with joy and had to share.

Barbara Edwards said...

Hi Jannine,
there were days when writing didn't hit me once.

Barbara Edwards said...

Hi Brenda,
I am so blessed. Thanks.

Barbara Edwards said...

Hi Vonnie,
WE had thirty family members at the picnic and that was only half. It was wonderful.

Rolynn Anderson said...

Your life is full and fun...such energy you'll have to write when you have the time!

Diane Burton said...

You are definitely busy. Wow. What wonderful celebrations. I'm glad you were able to celebrate with them.