It’s Sunday afternoon. The sun is shining. But we had rain! Yes, it rained last night. Such long-awaited rain!
My son-in-law does a Daily Roundup on his blog. Maybe you’d like to visit his site. It’s completely different from mine. Check it out and see:
I’d like to do a little roundup of some pictures I’ve taken this week.
Sunset seen from my back door
My first tomato of the year
Second tomato waiting for its color
Side by side
Bob and Noemi Caiazzo
These are two friends that have been side by side for many years, working as missionaries in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Noemi is very special to me because she was one of the teenagers in our ministry in Huancayo, Peru.
Yesterday they gave away their daughter Catherine to Jonathan. I’m not even going to attempt to spell his name. The preacher could not pronounce it, and we had some fun laughs in the middle of the wedding ceremony.
If you have been to a wedding you know it might not be so easy to get access to taking pictures. That was my case, but even so I managed to take a few and those I will share in this roundup.
Table for the presents
What is a wedding without presents?
A treasure chest for the cards
Decoration by the seating arrangements
Sleeping Beauty, one of the bride’s nieces
Sad father, happy daughter?
Happy couple ready to take on life together
Jonathan and Catherine
Where was this wedding, you might be asking? At Central Assembly of God in Springfield, Missouri. The reception was in another location, 2.5 hours later. I went home to rest a while. I had done quite a lot of walking and my feet were protesting.
Not intending to, I fell asleep and didn’t wake up until the time of the reception. O my, that wasn’t good. To top it off, I missed the sign and drove way past the reception hall.
Maybe it was a good thing. People were seated and others were standing in line to get their food. My dear Joan, one of the Aunt’s of the bride, a precious friend from our youth ministry and who use to look after my girls. Since she was blond (not common among the people in Huancayo) folks would thing the girls were her daughters.
She invited me to sit at her table and she stood in line and got the food for me. Such a precious friend! We were so happy to see each other.
Three sisters: Joan, Noemi (mother of the bride) and Julieta
Delia, Cat’s Peruvian grandmother, my friend
The cake table, just across from where I was seated
Feeding each other the cake
Could it be the first fight?
Shells from around the globe
Catherine wanted decorations that represented the world, as she grew up as a missionary kid. What an excellent idea to get shells? And now I have a box full of shells to remember this day by. The interesting thing is that my box is crafted in Nicaragua, where Cat spent many of her growing up years and were her parents will continue their mission work.
I’m happy I was invited to the wedding. I had plans to be with my grandchildren this weekend. But I canceled. The Lord had me stay here because somebody needed me. And we met at church this morning. It felt so good to come to church and be needed, and not just sit in the pew.
I started this blog with a sunset. It’s sunset again. I wonder what I’ll round up next week. Only God knows. My times are in his hands!