Monday, July 23, 2007

HERE COMES THE BRIDE!

Our son Sam, and his date Brittney.

(Please excuse the order in which these photos appear. I have neither the time, nor the patience this morning to arrange them in chronological order!)

Daughters Krystal, Gina, and Avery

Farmboy and Cyn

Avery, hamming it up before the ceremony

Bride Giselle, and her new husband, Jon

The happy couple at the head table

I wish this was a close up, but we had a friend of Ave's taking photos while the actual hired photographer was taking them, and she needed to stay out of the guys way!

Giselle and her sisters

The bride and her dad

This was a wedding that had been prayed into existence!
For years Giselle had stated that she would never marry. She was content to be single the rest of her life. We, on the other hand, as her parents, did NOT feel that was God's best for her. So we began praying a little over a year ago that God's intended husband for Giselle would show his face! Little did we know that Jon's parents were praying in the same way for Jon!
Giselle and Jon had been friends in high school, and always felt very comfortable together. They lost track with each other for about 13 years, then ran into each other at a 5k race 3 years ago. They then saw each other again at a 5k race Giselle and I ran 2 years ago. This time they exchanged e-mail addys and they went back and forth for a few weeks. Jon abruptly stopped writing, for reasons unknown to Giselle at the time. She found out later he had been seeing someone, and felt this was not fair to the other girl. Then last July Jon e-mailed again, and they picked up where they had left off many years before. Becoming good friends again.
And after 6 weeks of writing, Jon asked her out.
Slow and steady wins the race.
And thankfully, Jon knew that Giselle had to take things very slowly. Jon was turning her life, as she knew it, upside down. And at nearly 34 years of age, she had some patterns set down that were difficult for her to change. Like getting to bed by 8pm! Jon would call and they would talk for hours. Because she lived over an hour from Jon (and us!), most times she would drive here for a date and not get home till after midnight. After several months we knew this was getting serious.
And so a date was set.
And on Saturday, July 21, 2007, God answered the cry of their parents hearts, and the two became one.
We are so very blessed to have Jonathan as our son-in-law. And we know that God has only good planned for them and their children, and their childrens children!
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18 comments:

kansasrose said...

Oh Cyn my heart sings for you and for the new bride and groom! What a beautiful couple and story of their coming together. HE truely answers our prayers...this is a testament to His love and mercy for us. My congratulations to your daughter and your new son in law and all of your wonderful family.

HomemakerAng said...

AWESOME! your entire family looks so beautiful! hope you got a nice family pic! you look radiant...

Jean said...

What a wonderful story! The wedding looks beautiful. What a great day for your family.

katiez said...

Wonderful Story!
Beautiful Wedding!
Lovely Sisters!
You can relax now....

cityfarmer said...

Just heard your vmail and I'm so glad you are able to relax today after the events of the weekend.
Everyone looks fab!!!!!

A fairy tale story!

Laurie & Chris said...

Everyone looks so nice. My hubby and were (still are best friends) before we got married we have been married for 13 years:) Congratulations to the bride and groom!!

mgm said...

everyone is so pretty! congratulations to the new husband and wife:) may they live happily ever after! xo

Homemakersheart said...

God is so awesome! For those that question if prayer really works should read your testimony. Congrats! Hugs~

Lovella said...

Your daughter is a beautiful bride. Absolutely glowing and her mom and dad look wonderful as well.

I got goosebumps as I read this post and could just feel your joy. It is such a blessing to be able to share our joys in blog land.

The colors were so pretty, just wonderful.

Enjoy the relaxing after the wedding.

Blessings on the newlyweds.

Lovella said...

oh and if I might be permitted one more thing. . .I just love the picture of Avery with you and farmboy in the background. It speaks volumes.

Lori said...

Congratulations! Everyone looks absolutely beautiful!!

Lori said...

Hey Cindy, you have been an inspiration to me. I have the awesome opportunity to give you the Blogger Reflection Award. Congrats!

http://viewfromourporchswing.blogspot.com/2007/07/blogger-reflection-award-this-award.html

Lori said...

I'm sorry, Cyn not Cindy. I got typing too fast, LOL!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Lori...My name IS Cindy, but my sister used to call me Cyn, short for Cynthia, so I use that on the blog. And I am blessed that you have seen fit to honor me in this way. I try to live my life with WWJD as my motto. More often than not, I fail....But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Phil 3: 13-14

Rachel said...

What a lovely family you have! I'm so happy for everyone involved!

A match made in Heaven!!

Aunt Jenny said...

AW...what wonderful pictures..what a beautiful family you have. I love the story about your daughter and her new husband..just wonderful My two sons still have hope..I love the girlfriends they both have right now..and I will do my best to pray them into marriage too!
What a beautiful wedding!!
I bet you are so tired after all that!!

diane said...

Clicked onto your Blog via kansasrose, and this post stopped my heart! I am a blessed mother of a 31 year old daughter, who once again has given up dating. Your post has re-affirmed my hope that Melanie's God chosen mate is out there~and that she should be patient, waiting upon the Lord and His perfect timing.

PamKittyMorning said...

Beautiful. Soo happy for all of you!