happy anniversary to my sister! ♥️ and I just LOVE this post she wrote earlier today. 🙌🏼 so special... #Repost @oneplumtree
This picture is worth a thousand words. My husband and I in the center are both 15. My mom took me to get that dress with the big teal bow at (the now closed) Yaring's in downtown Austin. It was on the sale rack. I loved it and still have it. My date (who later became my husband) got me a corsage to wear on my wrist but called it a "croissant."
My little sister is to the left of the picture-she is wearing one of my hand me down gymnastics leotards as a swimsuit and was baptized in a swimming pool that day. She also was feeling pretty amazing because she sang an Amy Grant song for the large church audience that was there, accompanied by a guy named Steve on the guitar. She probably can still sing every word of "The Lord Has a Will". I probably could too. Today is her birthday and to her I want to say..."rest in it, nest in it, fully be blessed in it"....courtesy of Amy Grant, her idol.
The guy to the right of us in the oversized muscle tank from the early 90's is who would be my future father in law/potential brother in law (long inside story). And the back of the guy's head you see is a best friend, Kevin, who grew up to be a doctor, and who showed up to my house at 5 in the morning to be with his patient, our mom, as she took her final breaths. He used his stethoscope to confirm her life here had moved on to eternity.
This little scene is just a snapshot of the people who stood by our side on our wedding day 18 years ago today. In fact...we stood almost exactly like this, as my sister was my maid of honor and Ben's dad was his best man .Yes-got married on my sister's birthday. She had her own separate cake and song---so it wasn't completely like "Sixteen Candles"....and she was surrounded by people she loved....including the man she would marry someday.
❤️🎈❤️Thankful for all the memories tied up in this one picture---Happy Annivirthday Ben and Amy....Love you both.❤️🎈❤️