Wednesday, May 16, 2012 ~ 32 Weeks 1 Day
Chris and I got married the day the rains from Hurricane Lee stopped! Whoever said rain on your wedding day was good luck, was probably just trying to calm down a crazy hysterical bride…I didn’t care if it was good luck or not! We didn’t need any luck. We just needed the rain to stop and the sun to shine! It was raining and dark all morning on that Friday. At 12 o’clock, the sun came out and never hid behind the clouds once! Our wedding ceremony took place at one of the highest points in the area that has a panoramic view of the Susquehanna River. As my dad walked me slowly down the aisle, while one of my good friends sang “At Last,” the sight took my breath away. Here we are. 6 1/2 years after we’d met. I was about to be united with my best friend for life, with all of our family and friends there to surround us with love.
Our florist for the wedding, Jodi, another good friend of ours, decided her wedding gift to us would be to make our beautiful garden grow. She has begun to plant all types of local plants, ivy, greenery…each week, she stops over and shares a few more new plants with us. One grouping that meant a lot to Chris and me was the bleeding hearts for Sephora. We planted them under the giant tree in our back yard since they like shade. We have a bench right next to the area where we can sit and enjoy them. Since Spring is coming to an end, the bleeding hearts have slowly stopped blooming as well. We planted these a few weeks ago, because we wanted to be able to honor Sephora in some way…should the Trisomy 13 overtake her after she is born, allowing her to return home to Heaven. We have a white bleeding heart to represent grief and a pink bleeding heart to represent love. I love that our dear friend and garden/floral designer, Jodi, understands the symbolism behind each flower that she plants for us. We can’t wait to see how our Little Sephora Garden continues to grow!
Matthew 6:25-32 “The lilies don’t worry, and yet they have everything that they need to grow. That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life…look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?…Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow….and if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you…Your Heavenly Father already knows all of your needs.”