Wedding Memories

Sunday, January 20th my son, Michael, married Nichole.  My husband, Russell, officiated the ceremony.  I didn’t cry during the wedding, because I’d already cried the night before when he read me his message.  He preached the Gospel in the sermon to all who have ears to hear.  My husband is a living example of the message he preached that day, and I thank God for him.  We heard an “Amen!” from our friend, Jeremy, during the preaching of the Word.  He and his wife, Amber, who are expecting their 4th child in a few weeks, stayed all day to help with this wedding.  The wedding succeeded because of their tireless work, and we can’t thank them enough for all their help.  My sister, Susan and her husband, Steve, provided photography for the event and were a source of encouragement and help in so many ways —  Thank you, and my sisters, Karen and Kris, and Mom and Dad for all your help and just being there.  I also want to extend a GIGANTIC THANK-YOU!!! to all of our friends from HOFCC and  a great thumbs up to Steven E. for his help with the sound equipment.  To Stauros and the G. Family:  God bless you for being such a blessing to us, and to Mr. Bill G. for your servant heart in the kitchen!  To Don and Michelle F.:  Your beautiful gift of service in love overwhelms me and your whole family is a blessing to us.  Mr. and Mrs. Tim and Janet S.:  Your family has blessed us tremendously with your sweet hands of help, thank you.  Thank you, too, Jason, for being a great friend to our family, and the late-night discussions on theology and Star Wars 😉

Here’s a silly attempt of mine to bake a “dry run” wedding cake.  Nichole’s relatives/friends ended up buying a wedding cake:

Let’s try baking a wedding cake

 Okay, so I’m not Martha Stewart, but the cake was delicious, with buttercream frosting(!), even if it didn’t grace the table at the wedding.  Here is a picture of the happy couple cutting their real wedding cake:

Cutting the Wedding Cake

Here’s a picture of the wedding party:

The wedding party

People do funny things at weddings.  They come hungry, tired, and they want their coffee, NOW!  There were at least 150 guests to feed and plenty of food for everyone.  Considering we weren’t catered and provided the refreshments ourselves and from family, I think it went well.  My family and a few friends/families from HOFCC stayed and helped serve food and cleaned the facility with us.

Michael and Nichole left on an early morning flight this morning (6am) to Oahu, where my son is stationed in the Army:

Oahu beach

We pray that the Lord Jesus would just reveal Himself more and more to my son and his bride each day.  The words of God’s Holy Spirit, that my husband preached in his message are to be in our minds and hearts:

“If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,  Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.  Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:   But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  Philippian 2:1-11


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5 Responses to “Wedding Memories”

  1. K. Says:

    Hey Kate:

    Where does yoru son go to church on Oahu?


  2. choseninhim Says:

    He attends a congregation on the base at Schofield barracks. He fellowships there on Sundays as well as at a Bible study on Wednesdays.

    He and Nichole will be awaiting a house on base to open up. His unit may end up going to Irac or Afghanistan, too. I pray that God keeps them both close to Him during this time of growth and adjustment. Marriage is hard enough, especially with the added stress of relocation and military life to it.

  3. choseninhim Says:

    Thanks, K.! I’m a little slow this afternoon 😉

  4. K. Says:

    You know we used to live on Oahu – six years- we had a house in Kapolei and we attended a church downtown in the Kalihi area. Love Hawaii!

  5. Elizabeth Says:

    Many, many congratulations to your family! The groom looks dashing and the bride lovely, and it sounds like a joyous time was had by all. I pray God holds them close each day and continually reveals Himself to them, and may they every day give their own lives for the other. Wonderful blessings on you all!

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